Are you ever
wondering why your property is not selling? It’s been on the market
for a long time now and not so much as a ‘HELLO' How much? From a
Let’s be honest, maybe it’s your property, its long overdue for a
health check and needs a quick overall to freshen up the paint or fix
that gate or the roof tiles that you have just not bothered to do
anything about. “Sell as is” really doesn’t work any more. First
impressions still count, and you will only get that client to cross the
threshold if the outside is looking good. Sometimes the home owner
needs an objective view from a third party, you’ve been living there
too long and have acquired the “ Can’t see the wood from the trees”
syndrome, so in order to fully maximise your chances of selling (or
renting) your home
at the best price. Why not give us a call for an informal chat to
discuss ways of getting your property back on the wanted list. Call the
Just a few suggestions of what best to do to have that
property looking good before you put it on the market, you need to prepare it for sale,
and spent a
little time getting it right. The suggestions below are mainly
aimed at 1st home property owners wishing to sell and owners interesting
in renting their properties.
rid of, or store those unused items, kids toys, those paintings you
never got round to hang and anything that does not look right, store
it. Make sure all cupboards are well organized. Clean out the garage
and get rid of all that junk that has been accumulating over the
to not over do the presence of family photographs or any personal
outside is where it starts, if the gate is properly bolted on and
the garden is nicely kept and the exterior paint work looks like
it’s just been painted, then you have a
good chance they’re want
to see the rest of the property, first impressions are very
once in, your hall way is your invitation card, make sure there is
lots of light, no smelly smells, and the décor should be neutral.
Try to avoid bright
colours even in the kids bedrooms, the right
colour scheme can help
the people visiting your house imagine themselves living there.
you home clean, light and airy and well ventilated especially if you
are smokers. Lots of homes have not sold because they reeked of
lounge and dining rooms should be organised and not overly
furnished, today with the Feng Shui influence 'minimum' is best,
especially in the warmer climes. The colour scheme should match and
should be subtly noticeable and not over done.
rid of those worn and tatty items that have seen better days, wear and tear
are killers, sometimes it’s worth spending on new furniture to
impress, you can always take them with you when you sell.
The first impression of the kitchen has to be cleanliness,
to remove traces of everyday chores, washing up, ironing board, etc,
and avoid any hint of personalisation, be sure to have new handles
and knobs on the doors.
you are lucky enough to have pool, make sure it is well maintained
and clean, again with the garden it has to be well cared for and
most common mistake when putting property on the market is to do so without any real thought or with the idea that
'sell as is, and make me an offer'. You need to prepare your property
for the sale.
To get in the House Doctor to give
you a professional view on how to maximise on your selling price or too
prepare your property for the rental market. Please
for a visit.
We also do
Property Inspections (snagging) for owners that have bought off-plan to
check to see if the Developers have actually worked to specification and
finished as agreed. Please fill
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you are building a house or buying off-plan and need to have an
independent progress report, we can be your 'eyes and ears' and record
all progress of the project giving pictorial evidence of each stage,
reports can be sent to you on a monthly bases. Please fill
for more information.
renting your property and need a proper inventory taken with digital
photographs Please fill
for a visit.
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