Preparing your Home

  • your home should be clean and uncluttered
  • your furniture should be arranged to use the space to best effect
  • lights should be on, even during the day, to give a bright impression
  • consider pot pourri or aroma pouches for fresh smells
  • keep pets and children out of sight and sound
  • gardens should be trim and tidy
  • light the way to the front door and make sure it is neat
  • make sure your street number is clearly displayed near the front door
  • allow the potential buyers time by themselves to chat privately (don't crowd out or hussle)
  • don't follow visitors into rooms as that may make rooms appear smaller
  • turn off televisions and radios
  • replace dead light bulbs
  • fix door handles, windows, latches and creaking doors and floors
  • keep bathroom and kitchen clean and smelling fresh
  • ensure the windows are clean
  • point out security features such as special locks and lights
  • end the tour in the best room so everyone leaves with a good impression

Remember to:-

  • let your estate agent know where you are at all times
  • make sure the sales brochure is accurate
  • make sure the estate agent is aware of all the best features
  • be accommodating when arranging viewing times

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