Selling your property is probably going to be the biggest financial event of your life with significant sums of money being transferred.
We at TPS understand this and we aim to provide a high quality professional service to make the transition run as smoothly as possible.
First impressions are important, so check your 'kerb appeal'. Tidy the front garden, paint window sills, front door and fencing if necessary.
Make sure the house number is clearly visible and your door bell is working if you have one. Any shrub beds should be well maintained and grass cut. Make sure paths are swept and no litter is lying around.
Make sure your home has been decluttered; the viewer needs to imagine themselves living there. Rooms inside should be kept clean, tidy and if you have pets make sure any animal smells are neutralized.
Decide in advance what order you're going to show the rooms in. Allow viewers to enter a room and then follow them in, this allows them a better view of the room and, if it's a small one, will make it feel larger. After you have shown the viewers all your rooms, allow them to walk around on their own. Always be waiting for the viewers in your best room, so when they finish looking around they leave from her, with that room as their final thought.
It may sound obvious but a double bedroom has more value than a single bedroom and a single bedroom has more value than a study, so show your rooms off to their full potential to maximise their appeal.
a first impression is a lasting impression so make sure when you are welcoming a viewer you seem relaxed and positive about selling your property. Ensure that viewers are welcomed into a bright, warm and fresh smelling home.
A lick of paint can transform a room and bring it up to date. Cream and white shades have the most impact with viewers as it provides a blank canvas.
Kitchen and bathroom suites can sometimes let a property down, but you don't have to spend a fortune, replacing kitchen doors and drawers or even painting those white can transform a kitchen. Bathrooms can be updated by simply installing new taps, tiles and new shower screens. Ensure that any grouting in the bathroom is clean and white, again this can be rectified at very little cost and has a massive impact on how people perceive a bathroom.
Your viewers may not know the area your property is located in, so enthuse about the local amenities such as good schools, local swimming pool, good commuter links etc. No-one knows your home as well as you when it comes to showing off its strengths. Viewers may ask about rates, utility bills etc so its helpful to have a rough idea of these. Have a few brochures in the house incase they haven't already got one, there are plenty of houses on the market so its vital that they remember yours.
Gardens are one of the top things viewers mention when giving feedback so its vital to show off what outdoor space you have to its full potential. View it as an extra living space and dress it accordingly. If you have a patio, demonstrate its potential for al fresco eating and entertaining. Potted plants are a quick and easy way of adding colour and can brighten up the smallest of outdoor spaces. Most importantly, make sure your garden area is kept well no matter what time of the year it is.
Be as flexible as soon as possible when viewers ask to look at your property. If you are not able to do viewings we would be happy to do them during office hours.
Be objective; see it as a potential buyer would. Don't view it as your home - view it as a seelable commodity, keeping your target purchaser always in mind.