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Top Selling Tips

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'm so glad that I decided to ask Sowerbys to find a tenant for my property. I really appreciated the input of both you and your staff every step along the way. You were all direct and honest about what was required of me and I was kept up to date with every development. The advertising of the property, tenancy agreement and inventory were professional and well executed and I was kept informed on every detail of potential tenants' visits and their feedback. Everyone at Sowerbys bent over backwards to be helpful and someone was always available to help me with any queries I had. I was surprised and relieved to find what could have been a very stressful exercise ended up being a breeze. I can't thank you all enough."
Lesley Thomas - Landlord - March 2015