Don't let your Agent slash the Asking price by several thousand pounds before speaking to us to see how we can improve the visual appeal of the property and often achieve up to 10-15% more than the original asking price
Tips to make sure you are ready to sell for the best price possible 1. Look at your home from the outside and be honest with its curb appeal, does it say welcome? or is it cluttered and in disrepair?
First impressions count so make the effort here to entice the buyer through the door. Add plant pots for seasonal colour, Paint front door and make sure the doorbell is in working order! clean all windows inside and out and mow lawn weekly and before viewings . A welcome mat and plenty of fresh flowers in the rooms goes a long way to form lasting good impression that the home is well looked after.
2. Fix the things that are broken so that a buyer does not mentally take note to lower the price on what they have seen on a viewing.
The buyer will be less inclined to believe you at a viewing if your agent says "they will be fixed before you buy "
Make repairs before you put the property on the market so you can achieve the best possible price
3. Kitchens and bathrooms sell homes, so make sure yours is as desirable as possible. Scrub it clean and de clutter all the surfaces so the buyer can see how much usable space there is. Make sure there is somewhere to eat within the kitchen from a bar table & stools to a stand alone island for family daily meals . Flooring in a kitchen can be a real turn off for buyers if tiles are broken, carpet is stained or the dog has scratched the wood, repair,restore or recover with affordable vinyls,laminates or sand and paint for original floorboards.
4. Never leave a spare bedroom full of junk, this is a common mistake with sellers claiming it as a room with potential! clear it out and put junk into storage if necessary in oder to put in a day bed and desk for example for an additional bedroom so buyers can see "the potential" of the room no matter how small it is. Usable space for guests or extra family staying over is a desirable asset.