Be Prepared For Your First House Viewing

So someone has taken interest in your home and they are coming round in a few days…

The viewing process is an essential part of marketing your home and trying to make it appealing to potential buyers. So it is very important that you put your best foot forward and try to make yourself as prepared as possible prior to any viewings taking place. The goal is to make your home more appealing to your audience.

Clean as a whistle…

Clean your home from top to bottom. Every nook and cranny needs to be absolutely spotless. Potential buyers will investigate everything, so don’t think that you can get away with a light dusting. Pay attention to things like shower tiles and grouting as this is an area that can get grubby and look very unappealing, detracting from the overall impact of your bathroom. If you can’t see the floor in your garage, it is probably best to spring clean as you have probably been putting it off for too long.

To be, or not to be…

You have to decide if you want to be present at the viewing. Make sure you’re not too over enthusiastic because this will put people off straight away. If you want to be there, make sure you don’t point out flaws within your home. For example, don’t point out that dodgy floorboard which you haven’t got around to fixing and don’t suggest that it would be cheap and easy to fix it themselves. This is not going to sell your home.

Call the babysitter…

Try and remove all children and animals from your home. It’s like a first date; try and make it a relaxed atmosphere. There is nothing worse than having to moan at your child for shouting loudly on their Xbox or having two children bickering. You need to stay focused and answer any questions the potential buyers might have.

Freshen up…

Flowers, freshly made coffee and bread are great ways to entice a buyer. Every house smells different but you need it to smell amazing. Fresh laundry is a great smell and keeps the rooms smelling clean. But don’t go over board: a lot of smells clash which will leave your rooms smelling a little bit funky. A handy tip is to put a chunk of lemon or orange in your bin, as this will neutralise strong odours.

We hope these tips help you to sell your home as fast as possible and we wish you all the best in selling up and moving on.

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