Marketing Advice

Presentation Advice

Most people make up their minds about a property within a few minutes of walking through the door. Property presentation is crucial. It is vital that your home is shown to its best potential so:-

First impressions count - if the outside doesn't look its best then buyers will assume the same about the inside.

  • Externally clean windows and tidy gardens
  • The front door should look inviting, make sure its clean and touch any chipped paint
  • Keep pathways and driveways neat and tidy and if possible remove vehicles from the driveway
  • Make sure your garage is as tidy as possible, making sure any items stored are tidied away to give an impression of space

Kitchens and bathrooms - MUST be immaculate
Tidy up as much as possible
Clean and dust all surfaces
Clean or replace carpets
Consider redecorating
Use lighting to brighten dark room
Remove any evidence of pets
Air the property throughout

Sell or Buy First

Sell or buy first? Having made the decision that you are moving, usually we would advise putting your property on the market before, or at the same time, as beginning your search for a new home. This will give you more credibility with other agents and sellers alike, as it shows to the market place that you are serious about moving.

Any offers that you make will be taken seriously and if a figure can be agreed then your offer may be 'acceptable when you have sold'. In effect you are expressing a strong interest in the property and 'marking your territory'.

These factors outweigh any worries you may have of agreeing a sale on your home without having found a new one to buy.

When marketing your home, we take great care in looking for the buyer individually suited to your needs and circumstances. We have buyers that can move quickly and others that are flexible and will give you some time to find your next property.

Remember - If you are unable to find a new home then you simply do not move!

Don't forget it is your home and nobody can make you move... you have complete control!

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