Let the light shine in to maximise saleability as the days get longer
- 1st May 2018
- Selling Property News
Curb appeal is vital to getting buyers knocking – but light and airy is the key to their hearts
If you’re hoping to get prospective buyers knocking at the door – and even better make an offer - now that Spring is here, ask yourself: am I presenting my house in the best possible way?
That doesn’t have to mean extensive amounts of work – a few small improvements can make a huge difference when it comes to increasing your home’s appeal to buyers, leading to a speedier sale at the right price.
First impressions count. With more and more househunters ruling properties in or out online, making sure your home looks as good as possible in marketing images is crucial. It’s worth using an agent who will get professional photographs taken to make the most of its attributes.
Curb appeal – or lack of – can make or break a sale before a buyer even gets inside. Getting rid of rubbish, weeding and tidying up the front of the property and tying back the curtains will give a welcoming impression.
Make the most of the light. Cleaning (and when it’s warm enough opening) the windows can help to create the light and airy feel that so many buyers say is one of their key must-haves. It’s astonishing how much difference grimy window panes can make – on both sunny and dull days.
De-clutter surfaces and floors as much as you can to maximise the sense of space. If you have a garden, cut back the dead plants and mow the grass. A tidy interior and exterior will help enable buyers to envision themselves relaxing there.
Stephen Ludlow, Chairman at ludlowthompson, says: “As the days start to get longer and the sun comes out, with it the scope for more late-night viewings arrive, and sellers should make the most of the light.”
“Not only does it mean more viewing time in the evenings, it also means you can show off your home to its best advantage.”
"When thinking about how best to sell your property, it is important to remember that a 'bricks and clicks' agent such as ludlowthompson with motivated viewing teams with in-depth local area knowledge can outperform online-only agents, such as Purplebricks and Emoov UK, to achieve a higher sale price and a quicker sale."
As the days start to get longer and the sun (hopefully) comes out, sellers should make the most of the light
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