FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT ….
Remember – the better you present the property, the quicker we will sell it for you. It is a key point that first impressions really do count !
- Avoid strong cooking smells – except perhaps fresh coffee !
- The sense of smell is known as the key sense and destroys in an instant the buyers will to purchase.
- Keep rooms bright, clean and tidy
- Keep the property warm and welcoming in the winter and cool and airy in the summer
- Stay on top of minor maintenance – ensure there are no dripping taps or leaking gutters
- Make sure the gardens and tidied and lawns mowed
- Even though they may be harmless, not all viewers feel comfortable with animals. Please keep them apart from viewers
UNACCOMPANIED VIEWINGS …. helpful tips
Viewing the property for your buyer should be a pleasant experience. This is probably the biggest investment they will ever make. The sale of a property in a viewing is unlikely to be helped by high pressure tactics. It is the job of the agent to try and persuade people to view. Your home should then ‘sell’ itself if it suits the prospective purchaser’s requirementsThese suggestions may assist.
1. Never accept a viewing except by appointment through our office – anyone calling without a prior appointment should be referred back to the office.
2. Make sure full attention is given to your viewer ie., remove distractions, animals, turn the TV off etc.
3. Always return to the focal point of the property, be it the garden, lounge, kitchen etc., (lasting memory).
4. Swift viewing is not necessarily negative. Many people decide they wish to purchase quickly.
5. Do not be offended by criticism about your property. They are probably visualising their own requirements and may end up buying
6. Utility costs may be requested together with services charges it may be an idea to have these bills to hand
7. Make sure access can be obtained to all of the property, including lofts, garages and outbuildings.
8. Some viewers only see your property once, others may wish to view more than once; don’t let this concern you.
We strongly suggest that you do not enter into any form of negotiations at the property, even if the asking price is offered and promises made. It is important that we need to verify the status of the purchaser, before advising you whether to accept or consider the offer that has been made.
Misunderstandings at this stage can develop, we also suggest that telephone numbers NOT exchanged between you and a would-be buyer.
Once you have accepted the offer, we will then instruct the relevant solicitors and keep a careful eye on the transaction. If a specific completion date is required, we would suggest you advise us and your solicitor aware at the earliest stage, so that all parties can be advised.
IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT – IMPORTANT
- No property sale is legally binding until contracts have been exchanged.
- On the day of completion keys cannot be handed over until all the relevant monies have been received by the Vendors solicitors. To avoid disappointment, check with the relevant agent on the day of completion to make sure keys can be released to avoid unnecessary disappointment.
If in doubt, always ask us, we will be only too pleased to answer your queries.