As we all know, first impressions count, so make sure your property looks its best before you open the doors to the potential buyers.
Start outside. If you have a lawn or a driveway, make sure it’s clean. Cut the grass and get rid of the weeds. If you need to trim some bushes, do that too. Is your front gate and entrance door flaky? Refresh it with a coat of paint. Check the gutters and have them cleaned. If there is a loose roof tile have it fixed. Does the garden need a bit of work to make it look its best? Perhaps the shed needs a coat of paint or the garden fence needs a new panel. If you have a patio, look at the condition of the wood.
Put yourself into the buyers’ shoes and take care of anything that could put them off or make them think the property wasn’t looked after well.
You will probably be aware of the odd loose door handle or the squeaky floor board. Walk around the house and list the small things you have been putting off.
A kitchen often sells a house. Stand back and look at yours. Sometimes changing the worktop and painting the cabinet doors makes a big difference and doesn’t cost as much as you think.
It’s great to have some furniture in the property for the viewings. Especially in the bedrooms. People have a tendency to picture a bed always bigger than it is, which leads them to believe the bedrooms are too small.
Make your house a show house for the viewing. Declutter! Get those flowers and make them fall in love it, just as you did when you bought it first.