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6 Steps To Take Before Every Property Viewing

Ian Watson Dec 5, 2014, 12:54 PM

If you are looking to sell your home, you know that you need to place it on the market and that one of the most important parts of the selling process is welcoming people to your home. There is a need to allow interested buyers to view your property, and it is crucial that you make sure your home looks as attractive as possible.

For the first couple of viewings, it is easy to see that people will go to great lengths to ensure that everything is tidy and looking good. However, if you don’t sell your property quickly and the viewings start to drop, it can be difficult to maintain the enthusiasm and motivation to keeping your property in excellent order. You can start to think that no buyers are interested, which may diminish your motivation for maintaining the style of your home.

This can be a bad thing though because if you present your home in a poorer manner, the chances of selling it diminish, and this creates a cycle of behaviour. These are 6 steps to take before every property viewing to maintain the likelihood of selling your property.

Keep it clear and clean

One of the most important things for a buyer is the amount of space on offer, and this means that you need to remove all clutter. No matter the room, whether it is the kitchen with work space or the living room with space for relaxing, providing space is essential if you want to entice people to buy. Even if you are short of time, a quick run around picking up clutter and debris and hiding from sight can make a big difference.

Move pets and kids out of the way

While your children and pets may be adorable, they can distract you and the buyer. They can also make it clear that this home is your home, while a potential buyer wants to imagine that the home could become their home. You need to present a blank canvas to a potential buyer and it may be easier to do so if pets and children are not around.

Freshen up your home

Open up the windows and ensure that the home feels and smells fresh. You don’t want it to be too cold but having a light and airy atmosphere will help people to relax and comfortable when they view your premises.

Use lighting effectively

This is a tip you can take from developers and show rooms. The use of lights and table lamps help to provide a warm yet soft feel in a room, and this may be what makes the difference in convincing someone that this is the property for them.

Make sure towels and bedding are clean

This may seem like a difficult task for a busy household but these are important elements that will stick in people’s minds. If you are looking to create a positive image in people’s minds, providing clean bedding and towels will go a long way.

Don’t forget the finishing touches

The small elements around a home like flowers or the smell of coffee can have a strong impact when it comes to making people feel relaxed and comfortable in your property.

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