Top Selling Tips
Give your home great 'kerb appeal'
Make sure the outside is as tidy and as appealing as possible. You want the viewer desperate to see more. So, make sure the outside is in top shape and create a great first impression of your property. Give the front door a lick of paint if it’s looking a bit tired, add pots or hanging baskets to create colour. Make sure bins and anything else unappealing is stored out of sight.
The Inside story
You don’t need to spend huge amounts as it’s likely any buyer will change things when they move in. However it is always worth freshening rooms up with a neutral colour to the walls and removing as much clutter as possible from all rooms to make them feel as big and airy as possible. (As members of The Guild of Professional Estate Agents we have access to a free de-clutter service where items can be stored elsewhere. Ask for details) Use mirrors to create space and fresh flowers to brighten the room. Special emphasis should be on the most important feature to most buyers, the kitchen! Keep worktops as clear as possible and remember ‘less Is more’ when it comes to displaying your wares!
It’s all in the detail
Prospective buyers will probably be looking at a number of properties, so make yours stand out with a bit of extra care. Make sure all light bulbs are working, taps aren’t leaky, doors aren’t creaky – all the little things can count.
Show off your homes true colours
Buyers want to be able to imagine living in your home, so remove as many personal items as possible such as your large wedding photos, posters in the children’s bedrooms etc. If a room is detailed in your property brochure as a 4th bedroom, - make sure it contains a bed, if it’s a study – have a desk in it
Let us do the hard work
Buyers want to feel at ease when they look around your home, so consider taking advantage of our free service to provide accompanied viewings.
The great outdoors
It goes without saying that well-kept gardens make a huge difference. Even if your garden isn’t the easiest to maintain, keeping it looking its best will give it far greater appeal.
"I am writing to express our appreciation of the standard of service we received from the staff in your Holt office. We originally chose Sowerbys to market our property because we were impressed by the quality of advertising in the press, in the office and online. We realised from the outset that ours was a niche property and consequently would be unlikely to achieve a quick sale, but throughout the process we were very pleased with the support we were given by Paul and the rest of the Holt staff. There were, at all times, professional, friendly and courteous which made selling our house much less stressful than it might otherwise have been. I would like to make particular mention of Rachel and Lydia with whom we had most contact - they were always very supportive and are a credit to your agency. In view of our experience with Sowerbys, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to others. We will visit Norfolk from time to time and will maintain contact with your Holt office as we have come to regard the staff there as friends. Yours faithfully Jay and Lyn Hall"