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How to get your property ready to sell: A checklist from leading Estate Agent Newcastle

When you’re selling your home, it is important to make sure you give it the best possible chance of impressing potential buyers.  In this blog post we’ll run through some of the key things to check off your list before putting your home on the market. As a leading estate agent Newcastle with over 10 years of experience in the property sector, we know what can make or break a sale. Sometimes it is more simple than you might think. Read on for a few top tips. 

Declutter

A simple but hugely effective way of making your property more presentable. It’s an easy way to make your home look much more spacious, cleaner and generally more desirable to prospective buyers. 

It also allows viewers to picture their own possessions and furniture in the home and visualise what it could be like to live in your home. 

If you have a pet we recommend moving toys, beds and other accessories for your furry friend out of view. Many of us love animals but for some it could be a deal breaker that makes them look elsewhere. 

Tidy up the garden

This is especially true if you have a front garden. From our experience as an estate agent Newcastle, we know that prospective buyers often choose to drive past the property they are interested in prior to requesting a viewing. 

Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Make sure your front garden is looking its best, after all it is the first thing a viewer or potential viewer will see. 

The back garden is equally important as it can clinch the deal in many cases. The deciding factor for buyers choosing between several properties is often the garden. A well-presented back garden can separate your house from the competition so give your hedges a trim, your grass a mow and your fences a lick of paint or varnish. It could seal the deal. 

Make sure your rooms serve the right purpose

It is important to ensure your listing matches your home. If you listing states you have three bedrooms when one of these rooms is in fact a study, it could mislead potential buyers. It comes back to what we said earlier about making it easy for viewers to visualise living in your home. 

Make repairs

Another simple but vital for creating a good first impression. As an estate agent Newcastle, we see many homes that have cracks, holes and other niggles that need fixing. These are often small, inexpensive jobs, but they can have a surprisingly big impact on how potential buyers view your home. 

If you have any light fittings that need changing, we recommend doing this ahead of any viewings. Make sure the bulbs and shades you choose paint your house in the best possible light. You want your kitchens and bathrooms to be light and bright awhile your bedrooms and living spaces should be warmer and cosier.  

Neutralise

Estate agents Newcastle will advice you to tone down your personal taste wherever possible. Again, it helps viewers visualise their own style and taste within the space. Plain bedding and neutrally toned paint can be more attractive to potential buyers. And perhaps consider storing your ornaments away for photos and viewings.

Seven Keys is a leading estate agent Newcastle. We offer high-quality and affordable services that help you quickly and efficiently sell your home while keeping as much money from the sale as possible. 

If you’re looking to sell your home, give us a call on 0191 497 1797 or contact us here.

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