How does your home smell?

How does your home smell?

Whilst your home might be flawless in your own eyes, there are certain things that can instantly put buyers off. We aren’t talking furniture or dodgy décor (although, try to modernise if possible), but aspects of the house that can turn a nose up in a second. With this in mind, we have put together our tips-  3 things to look out for, before the buyers descend...
Why you need a For Sale board!

Why you need a For Sale board!

I hear many reasons against having a for sale board: it’s a security risk; we don’t want our neighbours to know; we don’t want people to knock on the door, wanting to view; it’s embarrassing to have a board up for months on end. These are all valid reasons, but none outweighs the merits of having a for sale board outside your home, when you’re...
Dirty shoes...eeek!

Dirty shoes...eeek!

When a buyer views your home, they can bring more than dreams and visions with them....the bottom of their shoes can leave a lasting reminder of their visit!  Asking your visitors to take off their shoes is often awkward.  If you’re not present for the viewing, you may return home to find an evidential trail of footprints, so you need a non-intrusive, fail-safe ...
Several agents will sell my home quicker, right?

Several agents will sell my home quicker, right?

More agents equals more buyers, right?No.  In fact quite the opposite.  Let me explain:At any given time there are only a certain and finite number of buyers interested in a specific street or area, in a set price range.Think of a fish pond.  There are only a set amount of fish in the fish pond available to you. It doesn’t matter how many lines you put...
Who will buy your home?

Who will buy your home?

Most sellers, when asked this question, will respond with something to the effect that their house holds mass appeal. I think this point of view could cost you an early sale. In order to make certain your house acts like a magnet to attract your most likely buyer, you need to first identify them, then find out as much as you can about them:Identify- ask your agent who...
Why we want what we can't always have!

Why we want what we can't always have!

Imagine you are in Marks and Spencer, no money to spend, and you see the most perfect outfit you absolutely have to have? If only you had the money, you would buy it like a shot. So you save up and return, only to change your mind, and walk out empty handed? Somehow when we’re in a position to buy, there seems to be far too much choice, it’s actually harder to make ...
Why we need your house keys!

Why we need your house keys!

Today I am going to explain why it is so important to give your estate agent a key to your property whilst on the market and also answer some common questions as to why some clients aren’t comfortable doing so.So why? Well, in this day and age, what with the internet and people having so much information in the palm of their hand, the world has become an inpatie...
How many buyers do you have for a property like mine?

How many buyers do you have for a property like mine?

One of the most common questions we get asked by sellers is “how many buyers do you have on your books for a property like mine?” and they sometimes take the answer a little too literal when deciding which estate agent to select.Here’s the thing: IT DOESN’T MATTERA more relevant and important question would be “how are you going to present and mark...
How does your Hallway look?

How does your Hallway look?

When potential buyers come to your home for the first time, the hallway is the first room they’ll see and yet it can be surprisingly overlooked. A lot of people don’t consider it to be a room per se, and consequently its sleekness is often snubbed for the larger rooms of the house. However the minute the buyer walks over the threshold, they are very impres...
Keeping your estate agent on side!!

Keeping your estate agent on side!!

When your house is on the market, good communication between you and your estate agent is really important.  Without communication, there can be no trust, and without trust, there is no worthwhile relationship.  Here are my top five communication tips when you’re trying to sell your home, to ensure you keep your agent onside, and doing the best th...
Flowers and towels to keep your home ready for viewers!

Flowers and towels to keep your home ready for viewers!

Once you are on the market, try to keep your home spick and span, and beautifully tidy.Buy fresh flowers, and keep new towels and bed linen just for viewings, so you can quickly freshen up your home with minimum effort when a buyer books a viewing.Try to make sure that no matter how little notice you receive of a viewing, you’re ready and willing to show your ho...
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