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The Art of Property Presentation:

Tips to Impress Potential Buyers

by Michele Borer

When it comes to selling your home, presentation is everything. To ensure your property stands out and captures the imagination of potential buyers, we have compiled a list of essential tips for staging your home to perfection.

  1. Create an Appealing Lifestyle
    Showcase the life your buyer aspires to live in your house. Start by decluttering and tidying up every room. Make beds neatly, hide toothbrushes, and remove any unnecessary household knick-knacks. By creating a clean and organized environment, buyers can envision themselves living comfortably in the space.

Tidy Kitchen

  1. Invest in Quality Linen and Decorative Items
    Consider investing in high-quality linen, throws, cushions, and toiletries. These not only enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your home but also convey the message that the property is well-maintained. Attention to detail in the presentation helps build buyer confidence.
  2. Create a Welcoming Scent
    The sense of smell plays a crucial role in making a positive impression on viewers. Invest in good quality diffusers, which can be taken with you when you move. Additionally, consider baking bread or a cake before viewings to infuse the house with a comforting and inviting aroma.
  3. Fresh Flowers for a Positive Impression
    Incorporating fresh flowers during valuations and viewings adds a touch of vibrancy and elegance to your home. It creates a welcoming atmosphere and leaves a lasting positive impression on potential buyers.
  4. Make a Memorable First Impression
    Keep in mind that the first impression a prospective buyer forms of your house is made right outside the front door. Ensure the windows are clean, the front garden is well-maintained, and the door is freshly painted. A well-kept exterior sets the tone for what lies inside.

Kerb Appeal

  1. Collaborate with the Estate Agent's Photographer
    Be present when the estate agent's photographer visits for property photoshoots. You know which rooms in your home shine the brightest, so guide them to capture the best shots that highlight your property's unique features and charm.
  2. Review and Enhance the Property Description
    Before your home is published, carefully review the description provided by the estate agent. Ensure it captures the essence of your property and highlights its unique selling points, such as recent improvements and local amenities. An enticing and accurate description can pique the interest of potential buyers.
  3. Meet the Estate Agent's Negotiators in Person Take the opportunity to meet the estate agent's negotiators face-to-face before any viewings. They will be accompanying potential buyers and can benefit from your insights. Highlight the key features and selling points of your property to ensure they are effectively communicated during viewings.
  4. Allow Prospective Buyers to Explore
    During viewings, it's important that you, as the vendor, are not present. This gives potential buyers the freedom to discuss their thoughts with the agent and thoroughly explore any areas they have questions about. Their candid interaction can help build trust and facilitate a more thorough evaluation of the property.
  5. Promptly Seek Feedback
    Request feedback from the estate agent's negotiators as soon as possible after viewings. Swiftly addressing any concerns or issues that may be deterring potential buyers can significantly improve your chances of a successful sale.

By following these expert tips, you can arrange your property for viewings in a way that captivates potential buyers, leaves a lasting impression, and increases the likelihood of securing a swift and profitable sale.