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.
"SALES: You will be pleased to know that my wife's mother had a smooth and pleasant move to her new home in West Sussex. At ninety years old the thought of moving her to a new environment was extremely daunting for her and us and I must congratulate your company for all the worries that were lifted. All your colleagues were extremely sensitive to the anxieties that mum had and could not have done more to ensure a smooth changeover. I would also like to pass on the very positive comments we had from McCarthy and Stone and our solicitors who were kept politely informed but on their toes! To have bought and sold, exchanged and completed in less than seven weeks has ensured that the undoubted traumas of moving have been kept to an absolute minimum. Thank you all."