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You’ve made the decision to sell your property but the journey to selling isn’t always an easy one. You’ve gone through the legal requirements, it’s officially on the market and you’ve had a few visitors. Yet, suddenly everything stops – it’s not selling! With this handy guide, you could help to sell your property by simply changing a few minor things. • Your asking price can determine the number of viewings you get. Price too high and you’ll put people off but price too low and potential buyers will assume there is something wrong with it. • Choosing the right estate agent is tricky – after all they’ve got a very important job. A lot of estate agency business is done on referral so ask around! • A lack of natural lighting in your property can make your home look dull and uninviting. Open the curtains, cut back any large bushes and give the windows a clean. While you’re at it, give the entire house a clean! • The exterior of your house is the first thing that buyers see so make a good first impression. Cut the grass, plant some flowers and give your front door a refresh. Your house should at least look better than your neighbours. • Whether you believe it or not, you can have a bigger impact on the sale of your house than you think. If you’ve made it clear that you’re not in a position to move anytime soon then don’t expect much interest. Likewise, if you are present during the house viewings then take a look at your body language and demeanour . If you’re open and chatty, your positive vibe will wear off onto the house. • Similarly, if you don’t make time for buyers then interest will soon wear off. You should be available for viewings early in the morning, late at night and at the weekends. • Potential buyers want to be able to envision their own family in the space so take down anything that largely relates your religious or political stance. Likewise, whilst you may think your pet is adorable, others may not want to see animal belongings everywhere. • For buyers with children they’ll expect good schools nearby so if there are good ones, make sure you’re shouting about it in your listing. • De-cluttering should be the go-to home improvement for anybody looking to sell. Tidiness can drastically change a property’s appeal and help people visualise how the space would work for them. Space is the untold saviour in property so removing clutter and excess furniture can make a home much more welcoming. Finally, take a look at your property listing. If you’re not happy with the photos then ask for them to be done again and if you want something added in the text, make sure it is n Image credit: mubus7/Shutterstock.com Image credit: Jozef Sowa/Shutterstock.com Image credit: Zoltan Gabor/Shutterstock.com


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