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Get Your Home Ready For Viewings


When you are in the process of selling your home, there are many aspects to consider. From getting your home ready for photos which should draw in potential buyers, to finding a new house for yourself; it can be an overwhelming experience for all involved.

When potential buyers are looking for a new property to buy, the first thing they will do is search for it online and view pictures of the inside and outside of your home. If this leaves them intrigued, they will then book a viewing to see your property for themselves.

This is why it is important to make sure that your home is presentable, so that you can entice potential buyers into committing to their purchase. We have taken a look at some of the easiest ways you can make sure that your home is ready for a viewing in our latest blog post.

Clean and Declutter

Maybe one of the easiest and most obvious ways to get ready for a viewing is to make sure that your home is clean and tidy. Potential buyers may be put off if there is mess lying around and rooms are left unclean. Additionally, many rooms in our homes have clutter, but if this is affecting the ambience of a room you should maybe think about moving that clutter elsewhere. Once removed, the room will appear much lighter and bigger as well as giving the viewers an idea of how their belongings may look in the space.

Although decluttering is a great idea, you shouldn't completely remove everything from the room as potential buyers may want to see a bit of personality in the space and see it as a home; just remove any unnecessary items.

Natural Light 

Natural light can work wonders when it comes to property viewings and can really make a difference to the feel of a home. If the viewing is during daylight, then open your curtains and blinds to let the light flood in. If the viewing is during the evening when there is little or no natural light, make sure your home looks inviting with lamps and lights turned on in each room. 

Focus on the Kitchen

The kitchen is known for being the heart of the home and is often one of the main selling points. Pay a little extra attention to the kitchen by making sure that there are no dirty dishes lying around as well as opening up and blinds or curtains to let the natural light flow in.

Don’t Forget the Outside

Gardens can be a great selling point, so it is a good idea to make it look presentable for potential buyers. Simply mow the lawn, tidy up any mess and get rid of the weeds. Of course, if you are looking to sell during the colder months, this can be a little harder to do, so just make sure you tidy up as much as you can.

Additionally, when they arrive, the first thing that they will see is the outside of your home. Simply ensure that the home exterior is well-presented, has some curb appeal as well as tidying up windows and doors if necessary; first impressions are really important!

Fix Any Problems

We are all guilty of ignoring minor problems in our homes such as creaking doors or scuffs on the walls. However, potential buyers will most probably notice these issues, so it may be a good idea to get these fixed.

Many of these tips are easy to do and will ensure that your home is ready for potential buyers. Making these small changes can do wonders and can show off your home in all of its glory. Here at Godfrey Short and Squire, we are experienced estate agents in Okehampton, so if you require assistance buying or selling a property, please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01837 54504.

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