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First impressions really count, as most buyers form an opinion within the first 15 seconds on entering a property Here are some recommendations to maximise the selling potential of your home:

  • Place greater emphasis on any unusual or period features
  • Sensitively repair or remove any broken or tired looking furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • Clean and tidy every room
  • Stage key rooms, use props to show how you could best utilise the area to help buyers visualise themselves living there
  • Pets can be a turn off for some buyers, so it is a good idea to remove pet hair, their beds and odours from the house
  • Unpleasant or strong smells have a negative effect on people; avoid cooking before viewings and it maybe advisable to smoke outside
  • The exterior of your home is the first view buyers have of your property; a freshly cut lawn your, tidy garden, well kept plants and an inviting entrance will definitely impress and set the level for the rest of the property - plus your photos will look great.
  • It sounds simple, but decorating your home in neutral colours, provides a blank canvass for buyers
  • Loud, vibrant colours may be to your taste but to others can be oppressive. Lighter colours reflect more sunlight making rooms feel airy and spacious.
  • Remove excess clutter and unnecessary personal items from the floor, shelves and work surfaces.
  • Try to arrange viewings when children are at school; too many people in a house can make it appear small and crowded.
  • Using props and furnishings such as candles, flowers and paintings, to stage rooms will help to show them off to their best potential.

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