First Impressions Count – Leaving a lasting impression through the presentation of your property can add value or increase the attractiveness of your property. Your buyer should be impressed from the first moment they walk in the door……..

Outside – If the front of your property is neat and tidy, your home will feel appealing and inviting. Lawns should be trimmed and flower beds weed free. Pot plants can also improve the attractiveness of your outdoors. Clean windows inside and out will not only improve light indoors but they will sparkle outside as well. Park any extra vehicles away from the property. Remove any newspapers, leaflets and children’s toys lying around.

Clean and Bright – Before a viewing, be sure to give your property a good clean. Clean walls, floors, skirting boards, marks on the carpet, light switches and ceiling fans if you have them. Your kitchen and bathroom should shine. Repair minor faults from leaking taps, chips or cracks in the walls, cracked windows even replacing a broken bulb. Small maintenance work can help to ensure that a prospective buyer doesn’t find fault with your property.

De-clutter – De-clutter your property and tidy items away that aren’t essential, this will also help to make the size of each room appear larger. You want prospective buyers to be able to imagine their own belongings in this space.

Appearance Is Everything

  • Place a bowl of fresh fruit in the kitchen
  • Vases of fresh flowers in prominent positions
  • Fresh new towels in the bathroom
  • Use subtle air fresheners in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Open blinds and curtains to allow the daylight to shine through
  • Keep pets out of the way, remove pet odours
  • Make beds and put clothes and toys away
  • Turn off the television
  • If its winter, create warmth and have the fire burning. If its summer cool the house using your air conditioners and fans
  • Always do that quick last minute vacuum through the house