According to an external survey ‘Smells of baking bread and fresh coffee will definitely help sell your house'. All joking aside, we have some handy hints and tips to help the discerning seller make the most of their marketing campaign.
The simple things are the easiest to overlook and first impressions count for a lot, such as:
Enhance your property’s outside kerb appeal by keeping gardens tidy, giving effective storage to essential items, paths swept and rainwater guttering cleaned.
Inside, make sure all lightbulbs work, no water taps are dripping, everything is clean and tidy and beds made.
Don’t worry about taking down that family photo, as it is often easier to sell a home instead of a house.
A vase of fresh flowers can add that personal, caring touch.
Assemble a folder of any certificates e.g. boiler service, electrical checks, planning permission and building regulations completion certificates for any extensions, etc. ready to hand to your solicitor for a potential purchaser or their solicitor to see.
"I would like to express our gratitude to auctioneer Nick Cragg and his team at Country Property when they were operating as Auction House Gloucestershire for their kind, attentive and professional handling of a successful auction sale of our property. From start to finish including the very first appraisal meeting on site to the sale conclusion everything went smoothly and efficiently. Everything was laid out in the contract simply and things explained fully - all personnel we dealt with were friendly and helpful. We had never sold at auction before so it was very important to us to be guided and supported all the way - it has proved to be a very easy and good experience."