Following substantial increases in values at the upper end of the property market during 2022, demand remains buoyant

1st July 2022

Following substantial increases in values at the upper end of the property market during 2022, demand remains buoyant

We have compiled some ideas on maximising the value of your home. 

First Impressions Count - TOP QUALITY Photography, Floorplans and VIRTUAL TOURS are recommended 
We offer Rightmove PREMIUM LISTINGS as they raise the Profile of each property. Top Presentation and on-line Quality Brochures with professional photography enhance the appeal and can add value to property. Looking at your property from the front, check the overall appearance, if appropriate, trim the hedges in the front garden, sweep up the fallen leaves, pull up the weeds poking through the drive or give the windows a wash. Often little things really help to make a big difference and create an excellent first impression.

Maximise Buyers Confidence in Your Property
Buyers understand that no house is absolutely perfect, however, paying some attention to some of those little jobs you have been meaning to tackle, such as minor repairs to walls, floors or features can really alleviate buyer concerns. 

Emphasise Space
We don't mean place all your furniture in storage!  Clear up some of the daily clutter, clear surfaces, including floors, and put away personal items, such as the exercise bike which isn't being used as often as you hoped. Open blinds, curtains and adjoining doors. 

Pleasant Odours
No we are not going to encourage you to bake bread or fill your house with this seasons fresh cuts, but a fresh smell does count.  Prior to viewings if you can open the windows for a period of time or invest in a few automatic fresheners, it does create a more inviting smell. 

Make the Most of Every Viewing
Be as flexible as possible.  If there are times you would prefer viewings not to take place then let your agent know ahead of time. Also, if your property has a tenant, prior to viewings, speak to them to arrange convenient times.

If you would prefer not to be cleaning the house all the time or shipping the kids off to grannies, then maybe an open day is a better option. Talk to your agent about the possible options to maximise buyer enquiries.  

Leave it to Us
We would recommend that if you want to receive honest feedback on your property, whilst the viewing is taking place, allow us to conduct the viewings for you.   

Trust in the value of our experience
If we can be of any assistance regarding the marketing of your property, or to arrange an up to date market appraisal, please do not hesitate to contact us.