Once you have decided the right price, the next part is making sure the photos, floor plan and descriptions are accurate. Here at SK we offer professional photography ensuring you property looks its best, and in-depth descriptions allow potential purchasers to get a true feel of the property. Floor plans are also a massive consideration for purchasers with 70% of purchasers deciding whether to view a property or not based on the floor plan alone! Here at SK we offer 2D & 3D floor plans allowing us to market the property at its best.
Maximise the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the curtains, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do to make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable.
Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you a good return. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure cupboard doors are on track, fix leaky taps and clean the grouting.
You might think a cuddly pet would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day.
Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no cobwebs in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.
One of the most important things to do when preparing your property for marketing is to de-personalise it. The more personal items in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine living there. This includes: family photographs, memorabilia and personal keepsakes.
No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.
The highest offer is not necessarily the best offer. Your agent should qualify purchasers identifying their position and advising on any attached chain in order for you to select the best offer! Consideration should also be made to cash Vs mortgaged offers.
Picking the right house price is essential to selling your property. Although you'll want to get a good deal, you'll also want to ensure that it appeals to potential buyers. Setting the price too high will put buyers off, and could mean you wait a long time to sell. Remember, ultimately a property is only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Here at SK, we do not over-value to win your custom, we simply provide honest, fully evidenced valuations which take into account recent comparable sales data. Pricing your property realistically allows us to attract more purchasers, achieving a better price.
Selecting the correct agent is vital! SK Estate Agents are award winning agents and have extensive knowledge of Sheffield & the surrounding areas. Our diverse team includes people with degrees in Property, Law and Architecture meaning we are well placed to offer expert advice on all aspects of selling your home. We are results driven and work on a No Sale, No Fee basis, only getting paid once the property completes. Please contact us to arrange a FREE, no obligation Valuation.
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" SK were very responsive and informative throughout the process. Steven was really good initially with the marketing and arranging the sale of our property. Sarah worked really hard to ensure that our sale and purchase was progressing chasing up responses and keeping us updated at regular intervals. They were a pleasure to work with. "
" Just about completed my late brothers house sale with SK, the sale started in February and I have been through a person pulling out of the sale and covid and all the time SK has been absolutely brilliant all the way through from giving proper expert advice, selling the house (twice) quickly for a really good price and at all time I was always kept in the picture and was able to speak to someone all the way through covid which, sadly, larger firms have been unable to do. Well done to all at SK, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. Special mention to Steven and Sarah and, once again, thank you "
" What a great team. Small but perfectly formed! All very knowledgeable about the law as well as the market. Excellent people skills, efficient and no errors. 2nd time of using for a sale and very pleased both times. Easy to get hold of and have thought ahead and pre-empted all issues that might have come up. Goes without saying they are all friendly and honest and I have no doubt if all estate agents were like this, the country would run a lot smoother. Do not hesitate to use "
" What a team! Got me over the asking price. Dealt with my anxiety and kept me calm thro the covid period! Called me every week to give me proceed on the sale. Could not have asked for more from Steven, Sarah, Jamie, Alex and the team "
" We thought buying a house throughout lockdown could be difficult and stressful but SK Estate Agents made it completely stress free. They stayed in constant contact to keep us updated and we couldn't have asked for a better experience in purchasing our first home! Thank you! "
" Brilliant staff, really helpful and professional. Good communication and kept us well informed and kept things moving during a period when a lot was uncertain or on hold. Worked hard to ensure that both the vendor's and our parts were done at the right time, and helped move the sale really quickly once it was appropriate to do so. "
" Would highly recommend SK Estate Agency. Staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Handled all the viewings and the sale was made within a week. If we could give them more than 5 stars we would. Many thanks to Steven and all his staff "
" There should be a higher rating selection! I would give the SK team 10 stars. This is the second property in 6 years they have helped me sell. They are professional and friendly, they keep you updated throughout the whole selling process. "
" I chose to sell my house through SK Estate Agents because they offered good value for money and were very upfront with information, open and approachable. I’m glad I did, as Steven marketed the house well and had a good contact base, meaning that a lot of suitable potential purchasers viewed the property, despite the difficult winter period that I was trying to sell in. All the viewings were carried out by Steven, which made it a lot easier for me around work commitments. Steven helped the sale process go smoothly between all parties, keeping me informed every step of the way. "
" The service provided was exceptional! Steven kept me informed every step of the way and gave great advice. He accompanied four potential buyers on viewings and, within a week of my property being on the market, it was sold! His fee was very reasonable, and I recommend him if you are selling your home. "
" We found the service from start to finish was excellent. The service was friendly, efficient and any queries I had regarding any aspect of the sale were dealt with straight away and explained to me in full. We appreciate all of the help and would highly recommend, with confidence, SK Estate agents to anyone. "
" A very quick and effective service. The property was taken within 24 hours and SK administered all the actions following. An excellent and personal service from start to finish. I would highly recommend them. "