Tips for sellers

TIps for sellers
Tips for Sellers

There are many things you can do to help you sell your property quickly in Notting Hill and Kensington, not least having the right agent who you like and trust by your side! However there are several things you can do to your property before those crucial viewings. The most important thing you can do is to put yourself into prospective buyers’ shoes and imagine seeing your property for the first time. Approach your property and open the front door, re-creating the buyer’s journey. First impressions really do count.

Top tips to impress potential buyers

Keep the entrance to your property clean, tidy and welcoming. A freshly painted front door is a good idea as is a plant pot filled with flowers. Get rid of any weeds or spider webs near the property entrance.

Smell the coffee – we all know the cliché about freshly brewed coffee welcoming prospective buyers into a property. While you don’t have to go that far, do ensure that there is a pleasant smell in the air rather than stuffiness or mustiness. There are plenty of products on the market to help your property smell fresh.

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Good lighting can transform a room, even in the daytime. Ensure rooms are nicely lit with lamps and overhead lights if necessary on a grey day. If rooms have good natural light, show them off by opening curtains and blinds. If it’s a nice day open a few windows and if you keep the windows shut make sure they’re clean!

Give your buyers somewhere comfortable to sit and relax. They say that if a buyer sits down in a property then they’re at ease with the place.

Look around for small improvements and repairs that need to be undertaken and attend to them before viewings commence. Peeling paint and damp stains can be used by prospective buyers as an excuse to knock down your asking price.

Bunches of flowers and healthy looking plants can add a homely feel and splash of colour and style.

If you have outside space ensure it is as neat and tidy as the inside.

In winter, if you have a fireplace, have the fire lit to welcome in your prospective buyer.

If your property is vacant leave some furniture behind to give the place a ‘lived in’ feel.

If you rent out your property we recommend the tenants leave before you put it on the market. This will allow you to spruce up the property and avoid any access problems.