It is an apt phrase, you don’t get a second chance to make a good impression. And impressions count in achieving a premium price for your property. This is what it is all about.
It is amazing how quickly purchasers react to an inspection leading to the conclusion that your home is “on their list”. Getting your property on the list is our main objective. From there, the environment is set. The framework of negotiation starts early.
So what are the elements that count to getting a premium price for your property?
1. Gardens are important.
The first rule for creating a good first impression is to have a great looking front garden. This is where potential buyers first see your property and it is important for it to look well maintained and imaculate.
Kitchens and bathrooms are the main areas buyers are interested so ensure these are cleaned thoroughly before an inspection. Furniture and electrical equipment being sold with the house should also be well presented and in good working order.
Presenting a tidy, yet lived in home with plenty of light and space is extremely appealing to a vendor. Presentation is vital and could be the difference between a sale or a stale property.
4. Cut the clutter
Highlight the rooms potential. Remember, you are selling your home not putting your furniture on display so remove any items that may clutter.
5. Little things that make a difference
The key to an inviting home is to create a feeling of welcome that greets your visitors upon entering your home. Place vases of fresh flowers strategically around the home. Ensure all light fixtures & electrical equipment are in working order & present living areas in a warm yet bright light. Open the curtains to create a feeling of light and airiness.
6. Crystal clear pool
A swimming pool is a superb attraction to buyers looking for a home with entertainment and recreational facilities. Ensure your pool is vacuumed, the water crystal clean and clear of leaves and other debris. Clean the edging tiles and store away pool equipment. Outdoor furniture should be a warm and inviting entertaining area.