If you receive a lot of warning about a property viewing, you will be fine. Most vendors can keep their home in a condition, which means that a day or 'two's notice is sufficient to tidy the house in time for guests. However, what happens if you receive last-minute viewers?
If you struggle to maintain the condition of your property, and you have a last-minute viewing to deal with, we can help. 'Here's how you prepare when you 'don't have a lot of time to make a vital first impression on prospective buyers.
Your kids' room will need some work
It is likely your kids' room will be messy. Many buyers appreciate that 'children's rooms will become dirty, but you still want to wow them. The most important thing you can do is create space, decluttering the home. If you provide a lot of floor space for prospective buyers to view, 'you'll go a long way to impressing them.
When you 'don't have a lot of time, you need to keep things simple. Grab clothes and toys and place them into boxes. If you are planning on moving home, you should have plenty of boxes around the house! If your kids are old enough, involve them in the process, perhaps trying to make a game out of how quickly they can clean.
The kitchen and bathroom need to gleam
All rooms must look clean, but you need to ensure the kitchen and bathrooms are cleaned to a high standard. People have hygienic expectations in these rooms, so make sure you wipe down every surface and remove every mark or stain.
You must remove any signs of mould in the bathroom. Mould is often a warning sign about poor ventilation or a dampness issue in a bathroom. At short notice, remove all traces and then focus on resolving the critical problem at a later date.
Try to create as much space as you can in these rooms, and 'don't forget to give the floor a once over before you finish up.
When you need to make a great impression, finishing touches have a significant role to play. Adding flowers in the living room or scented candles in the bathroom draw the attention of prospective buyers. Simple additions make people feel at home, hopefully helping them to appreciate your home.
If you plan on selling your home and want as much support as you can manage, contact Holmes Estate Agents. We believe valuing your home is essential before you place it on the market, so contact us to arrange a property valuation. No matter what you need help with when it comes to selling your home, we are here to help.