When it comes to marketing your property there are numerous magazines and television programmes advising you how you should present your property and whether you should improve it before marketing. We would recommend that you consider our advice before committing to any major expense prior to marketing as any improvements may not necessarily lead to an increased sale price or in fact make the property more marketable.
First Impressions Count
We suggest that you take a good look at your property starting with the outside. Sweeping pathways, trimming hedges, mowing lawns and weeding is a good start. Keep the driveway clear and leave room for potential buyers to park. In the summer months think about replanting flower tubs. A front door which sticks, won’t open or has chipped paintwork should be fixed to avoid a bad first impression.
Presenting Your Home for Sale
Spending time on presentation and tidying will generally create space and give the impression of a well maintained and cared for home. Pull back curtains and lift blinds to let light into rooms and leave doors open. Fresh flowers can be expensive but do soften a room; alternatively use silk flowers mixed with fresh foliage.
Avoid strong food odours. Cooking foods such a fish or curry before a viewing will leave a lingering smell.
During the winter months you should make your home warm and welcoming, using background lighting to best effect. Keep the television and radios low and keep pets out of the way when potential buyers visit. Visitors who don’t like dogs or cats will rarely admit this even if asked and are a distraction to the purpose of their visit.
Do not let small outstanding repairs distract a potential buyer from the first impression of your property. Attention to the smallest details is important
Organisation of Rooms
A home will be more appealing if rooms have a specific purpose as this allows buyers to see the full potential of the property.
If some decoration is required before the house comes onto the market, then pale neutral colours always work best as they make rooms appear bigger and brighter. Add colour through pictures and soft furnishings to give your home warmth and appeal.
When the property is on the market, we will provide feedback on viewings. This is very important in helping to decide whether any outstanding works are becoming a factor if the property is not selling. We will be able to give an informed opinion as to whether minor works are required while the property remains on the market or whether it should be rested until the works are completed in order to achieve the best possible price for you.
Speak to Us
We’re able to advise, support and help you through the selling process. That’s what we do. If you have any questions, just get in touch!
How we can help you
There are many reasons why you may choose to sell your home. It may be because you’re looking for more space to suit your current or future requirements, or less space now your children have flown the nest. It might be that you’re looking for a retirement home or find yourself with an empty property. Whatever your reason for selling, we’re here to take the weight off your shoulders.
Our team are ready to spring into action to find you the right buyer at the best possible price. With many years of experience under our belt, we understand that excellent presentation, a professional approach, good communication and maximum exposure are the key components to providing a first-class service when selling your home.
EPCs, Floorplans and High Quality Photography
From essentials to enhancers, you can benefit from our range of in-house services to accelerate the marketing of your home. With everything under one roof, selling or letting your home with Elegant Realties couldn’t be easier. With some minor exceptions such as listed buildings, every home for sale or let requires an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Our in-house dedicated energy assessor Thomas Fretwell can produce an EPC at a time to suit you and is qualified to ABBE Level 3- the highest qualification in this field. We can also produce coloured floorplans using advanced software, either 2D or 3D. Having a floorplan means that prospective buyers already know the layout when they come to view so they help prevent unwarranted viewings.
To achieve the best price we believe great presentation is vital. Making your property stand out really can mean a difference to the price you receive. That’s why our staff have received photography training enabling them to produce the right images as part of our standard service. And if it’s needed then as part of our tailored service we can arrange for a professional photographer to photograph your home.
For a quote on any of these services and to book an appointment, call our dedicated team on 0507341106 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Client Confidential Service
We appreciate that, for a variety of reasons, you may wish your home to be marketed discreetly. The Elegant Realties Client Confidential Service has been developed specifically for those needs and we are able to tailor our marketing so that only pre-qualified purchasers in a strong buying position are introduced to your property. There is no for sale board, press or internet advertising if reuested, and we are happy to conduct all viewings.
Having an empty property to sell can bring concerns about security and maintenance especially if you live at a distance. Let us help by holding keys and conducting viewings. By arrangement we can also conduct the regular inspections that are often demanded by insurance companies
We realise that for some agents once a sale is agreed they simply move on to the next one. However our service doesn’t stop there. A member of our team will be dedicated to your sale and will work on your behalf to ensure the sale is progressed efficiently. This includes liaising with all parties in the chain such as solicitors, surveyors, financial advisors and other agents.
This is an integral part of the Elegant Realties service and allows us to keep up-to-date with the progress of your sale, communicate with you on a regular basis and to steer a path around any pitfalls along the way.
A Helping Hand
We are always happy to help. It’s hugely important to us. From advice about home presentation and different marketing strategies to suggestions for solicitors, conveyancers, builders, removal companies or financial advisors right through to where to get a good cup of tea or coffee!
Just ask and we will try our best.