Regency Property know that the first few weeks of marketing are the most crucial. That’s why it is so important to ensure that not only is the price right but so is the marketing.
Below is a list of top tips to help you get the best possible price for your property. In addition to this you can take a look at our regular news (insert link to our home page) and facebook page (insert link) for regular news articles and bulletins relating to guidance and advice.
- Remember, as with everything, first impressions count.
- Tidy and declutter. Less is more!
- Add a lick of paint if necessary. No need for a full refurb throughout but where there have been sticky little fingers or the hallway used for rainy dog walks then a freshen up will make the world of difference.
- Pay particular attention to the bathroom and kitchen, for example, in the kitchen ensure we can see as much worktop space as possible. In the bathroom clear away all the toiletries.
- Move or store things that aren’t used essentially and/ or regularly. For example, gym equipment in the bedroom or tools and bikes in the garden.
- Do any small DIY jobs. For example that kitchen cupboard door you’ve been meaning to fix or organising the garage contents.
- Think about your pets. We love our dogs but when selling we will need to consider that not everyone does and as pet owners we do get “nose blind” (as the advert goes). Not only this but we know that when anyone comes to our home the dogs turn into toddlers who’ve just had an entire ton of E numbers and we can imagine this may be the same for cats, birds and many others. So, if and where possible, try to have any pets outside, with a neighbour/ friend or family member for at least an hour before and during any viewings. Open the windows and let the fresh air in. Bake bread or put some coffee on.
- This is a difficult one but we hope that you will appreciate our honesty… When you are selling a property it becomes a product that you are trying to promote to the public. As such we want it to be appealing to as many people as possible. But, we also appreciate and recognise that it is still your home. Family portraits, keepsakes and loud colour schemes can distract buyers from seeing your property’s full potential. So, we would recommend neutralising any brightly or loudly coloured rooms and possibly even taking down the family portrait- even if it’s just while we carry out the photography, it’ll make the room look bigger and you won’t have precious family photos displayed online.
- As we previously advised, less is more, so… if there’s a piece of furniture or a pile of toys and you think that you think the room might look bigger without and could be moved for photos and viewings then it is worth doing.
- Don’t underestimate a little greenery. A hanging basket outside, a vase of flowers on the table or a pot in the bathroom. Bring a little of the outside inside.