It’s important to make sure your property looks its best from the moment it goes onto the market. Even though many buyers purchase with Onsite Property site unseen, it is still critical that for photography and the like the property has the best chance of success.
Here are our top tips for presenting your property:
Pavement appeal: Make sure the front of your property looks appealing and inviting with a weed-free garden and some attractive pot plants. Get your on site manager to assist if required.
Clean and bright: Before every viewing ask the tenant to be kind enough to give your property a once-over, ensuring that windows are clean inside and out – it’s surprising how much difference it makes to the light.
Cut the clutter: You want the prospective buyer to be able to imagine their own belongings in the property, so ask the tenant if possible de-clutter to keep things tidy. Less clutter will also help make rooms appear larger.
Fix it: From leaking taps to a broken bulb, make sure the minor repairs are taken care of. A lick of paint will freshen scuffs and scrapes in the woodwork. Basic maintenance work will help to ensure buyers don’t find any faults.
Freshen up: Ask the tenant to open the windows, and brighten the place up .
Lighten up: Increase the sense of space with lights and leave all internal doors open.
Pets: if applicable always ensure the tenant cleans and tidies up after pets and take them out of the property during open times.
Warmth: Create warmth by preparing the home to suit the temperature of the day. If it’s cold, ask tenants to turn on the air conditioner. If it’s hot, turn on fans and cooling systems.