It is an apt phrase, you don’t get a second chance to make a good impression. And impressions count when striving to achieve a premium price for your property. This is what it is all about.
It is amazing how quickly purchasers react to a positive inspection leading to the conclusion that your home is “on their list”. Getting your property “on their list” is our main objective.
So what are the elements that count in getting a premium price for your property?
- 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 immaculate.
- Cleanliness in 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.
- Presentation is key by presenting a tidy, yet lived in home with plenty of light and space is extremely appealing to a purchaser. Premium presentation is vital and could be the difference between a sale or a stale property.
- Cut the clutter and highlight the rooms potential. Remember, you are selling your home not putting your furniture on display so remove any items that may clutter.
- Little things that make a difference. Create an inviting home that warmly greets your visitors upon arrival. 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.
- A crystal clear 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.
- Warmth can be created by preparing your home to suit the temperature of the day. If it’s cold, light fires, turn on patio heaters and heating. If it’s hot, turn on fans and cooling systems.
- Set the scene. You may want to engage the services of a property stylist or hire furniture to create the look you desire. This is a great way to transform your home and give it extra appeal.