FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING IMPRESSIONS
Sometimes buyers will drive into a street or past a property - and think "oh no I couldn't live there"
You don't want this to happen to you when you have listed your property for sale, so make sure first impressions count.
When a buyer arrives outside your property:
- Have the lawns cut, edges trimmed and gardens neat
- Remove rubbish, old furniture, cars etc
- Keep entrances clear for easy access and to prevent anyone tripping - so keep toys, bikes, tools etc out of the way
- You don't want your dog to run away when someone opens the gate - or worse - scare them away - so ensure pets are kept out of the way, taken for a walk or tied up
- Ensure the front of the house looks clean and tidy - cobwebs cleared from around windows and doorways, gutters not overflowing with leaves, front verandah/porch area clean
- Turn on the front light if the inspection is after hours
Inspecting the inside of your property:
- Create an inviting atmosphere - ensure furniture is in the best position and open the blinds and curtains to allow the natural light to come in
- Make sure the house is tidy, beds made, clothes off the floors, dishes not piled up in the kitchen
- Ensure the house smells nice
- Keep the rooms clear - buyers need to see flooring, how their furniture will fit in etc
- For a late afternoon/evening inspection, switch lights on in each room