VEN in a strong market place with ongoing demand from buyers, first impressions still make a huge difference and will play an important part in ensuring you maximise your sale price, so it’s important that your home is as presentable as it can be.
“In my experience, the majority of prospective buyers will make a decision on the property they’re viewing within minutes,” commented Peter Scott, senior manager at Romans Gerrards Cross.
“That’s not a lot of time and it shows how vital first impressions are.”
Here are some top tips from Romans on sprucing up your home in just one day: to remove any tough stains and consider using a limescale remover to get rid of any residue around taps
Wipe down surfaces thoroughly to remove spills and crumbs
Load your dishwasher and don’t leave any dirty plates on the side
Viewers often open cupboards and fridges so throw away any old food Mop the floor so it’s left shiny Empty bins and if you have pets remove any odours by airing the dog bed or blanket and/or cleaning out the cat litter tray
Plump up any cushions so the room looks comfortable Dust all visible surfaces Water plants and remove any that have unsightly brown/wilting foliage.
Consider arranging some fresh flowers in a vase on a table or windowsill
If you have carpets, vacuum thoroughly/make sure flooring throughout the home is clean Replace bedlinen and make the beds Tidy the contents of wardrobes and drawers – they may be opened
Put away shoes/clothes lying on the floor or over the back of chairs
Peter added:“Remember, there is a lot of competition between buyers at the moment, so if you’re planning on selling soon you may find you can get the price you want for your home without making any changes.”
Always talk to a local estate agent first, as they can provide you with an up to date property valuation and recommend the best way to present your home in order to appeal to as many buyers as possible.
To organise your free property valuation with Romans Gerrards Cross call 01753 888 800, or for Romans Beaconsfield call 01494 677 767.