Handy Tips For Selling Your Property
Guest Post by Charlotte I’Anson of propertynest.co.uk
In the current property market, with tax changes coming up, some landlords and property investors might be thinking of selling their investment property. If that’s you, here are some of propertynest.co.uk’s top tips to help you get a speedy and trouble-free sale:
Make A Good First Impression
Making a good first impression is probably the most important factor in influencing prospective buyers. Remember, this does not exclusively include the interior of the house, but the outside as well.
Start by taking a look at the garden. Something many tenants don’t pay too much attention to. Viewers will consider whether the garden is well kept, has a bit of colour from flowers, whether there are weeds in the drive and whether the fence is needing a new coat of paint. These are the small things that make a big difference.
Make Your Property A Blank Canvas
Buyers may prefer a blank canvas so they can make their own mark on the property. Even though your previous tenants might have liked bright colours, your property may not be decorated to their liking.
Many viewers like to visualise their tastes and preferences for the property during the viewing. For example, a new coat of neutral paint in a bold room, such as a child’s bedroom, could aid their visualisation.
Make The Best Use Of Lighting
Be sure to open curtains and blinds for viewings and utilise artificial light if necessary – especially during those dreary winter days.
Rooms can appear smaller than they are by keeping curtains shut. Plus, you don’t want to hide beautiful views or a even a stunning sunset away from potential buyers.
Think Of The Neighbours
A lot of the time, people aren’t only interested in buying the house, but the lifestyle too. Friendly neighbours can be a big factor in aiding the prospects of a sale.
It’s always a good idea to inform the neighbours of when people are viewing the property and ask if they could say hello or tell the viewers a bit about the area. Every person who views your house could be a potential neighbour.
Use Top Quality Photos
Making sure your house is tidy and free from clutter is very important, not only for viewings but also for property photos.
If you’re selling an empty property, think about dressing it up a bit …. but avoid clutter. Despite the fact that the viewers are not buying your belongings, the placement and position of them can affect their vision of the property. It sometimes takes a lot for people to look past clutter.
For further information, or to book your free property evaluation with Property Nest, visit us at www.propertynest.co.uk.
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