Once you have decided the right price, the next part is making sure the photos, floor plan and descriptions are accurate. At SK Estate Agents, we offer professional photography ensuring your property looks at its best. In-depth descriptions allow potential purchasers to get a true feel of the property. Floor plans do provide a detailed overlook, they are popular with viewers, we offer a choice between 2D and 3D floor plans.
Show your property in its best possible light, clean the windows, change the lampshades to a lighter colour, replace darker curtains with lighter alternatives, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and trim the hedges and foliage to allow for the sunlight to come through. Increasing the light in your house will be more attractive to potential buyers.
Quick fixes before selling a property can pay-off, large-scale makeovers may not always maximise the profit and value. We would advise upgrades that will pay off and get you a good return, including a fresh coat of paint of the walls, replacement of door handles, doors adjusted, fix leaky taps and carry out a full clean of the property.
Not everyone is a dog or cat lover, you may think that pets could warm the hearts of potential buyers however we would always recommend taking them out of the property for viewings.
Make sure your house is ready to show viewers at all times, be as flexible as possible for viewings and ensure your property is in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, dust where possible, keep bathrooms sparkling clean and make sure there are no cobwebs in corners.
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.
It is important to give a good first impression of your property, spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly coloured flowers, improving your home’s curb appeal will increase the level of interest you receive. Entryways are crucial the initial impression of your property, you may use them as space for your coats and keys but when you are selling it is best to keep these areas clutter free.
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 against mortgaged offers.
Marketing your property at the right price is essential to selling your property, setting the price too high could turn away potential buyers and the property could stay longer on the market. Ultimately any property is worth what a buyer is willing to pay, at SK Estate Agents we do not over-value to earn your custom however we provide honest and expert advice equipping you with accurate information to sell your property.
Selecting the correct agent is vital, SK Estate Agents are award-winning and have extensive knowledge of Sheffield and surrounding areas. Our diverse team have degrees in property, law and we are regulated by RICS and ARLA giving us the knowledge 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.