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"Top 10 Tips for Sellers"

You only get one chance to make a first impression! When it comes to selling your home, attention to detail could be pivotal in securing an early sale at the best possible price.

Most buyers have a good idea of their preferred location, minimum accommodation needs and ideal style of property. Yet it is often presentation that makes the greatest difference. A well presented property not only looks more attractive, but also suggests that the owners have cared for it and regard it as their home.

So here are a few tips that we hope sellers might find useful:

  • A new coat of paint on the front door gives a great first impression.
  • A tidy property suggests that storage space is not a problem, so make a point of clearing away any unnecessary clothes, toys,magazines, crockery, etc.You never know when you might have a viewing.
  • Go through your house and donate anything you no longer need to charity.
  • Have the carpets professionally cleaned.
  • Check that the grouting/sealant in the bathroom is not discoloured.
  • Make sure all of the lights work and the house is well lit - even during the day.
  • Avoid hanging too much on the back of doors. Overcrowded hooks prevent doors from opening fully, making rooms look smaller.
  • Keep the windows sparkling clean, inside and out.
  • Ensure the garden is tidy, lawn mown, leaves cleared away, beds attractive. Screen off any unsightly areas and keep the car clean as well.
  • Check and repair any dripping taps, leaking gutters, squeaking hinges etc

Happy Selling!