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Guide to selling

We feel the best way to show your home is to follow the guidelines below. We will have spoken to the purchasers before hand to ascertain their exact needs and will hopefully try to match them to your property.

  • Ambience

    When you are preparing a property for a viewing please open curtains and raise blinds to create as much natural light as possible, which will show the property to its best advantage.

  • Additional Residents

    Whilst everyone loves children and well behaved cats and dogs, they serve as distractions when people are viewing a property. Not everybody likes animals or are sometimes allergic to them. The best thing to do is once we have made an appointment, take pets or children out of the house prior to the viewing.

  • Lighting

    Where there are sometimes dark corners in a property or as the nights get longer in the winter time, it is always nice to leave lamps on (rather than overhead lights) which creates an attractive ambience. This is particularly true with pelmet lighting in kitchens.

  • Clean & Tidy

    You only get one chance to make a first impression so, whilst we don't want homes to look clinical, to be at their best is to simply declutter the property as much as possible which will also serve to make it bigger.

  • Flowers

    Flowers not only help the ambience of a property but also make the property smell more appealing and give the impression straight away that somebody has made an effort with their home.

  • Smell

    Light home cooking smells also help to create a welcoming feel to the property and helps people remember a property if they are looking at several in a row. Baking bread, fresh coffee or a little vanilla essence in the oven is always a good idea.

  • Comfortable Temperature

    Room temperature is important in creating an inviting ambience within your home. Ensure your property is kept warm and cosy in t e autumn and winter time, light your coal fires, log burners and turn up your heating system In Spring and summer time your property should be kept aired and cool.

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