It has been proven that moving home is one of the most stressful things that a person will do in their lifetime, and when you are looking to move, waiting for a buyer of your current property can be frustrating. There are things that you can do however to help encourage house viewings and potential buyers.
Prepare Your Home
When you are putting you home on the property market, you will want to attract viewings as these lead to a purchase. However, although your home may be to your taste in terms of decoration, it may not appeal to others; this is why making your home a blank canvas in preparation for it to be sold is a good idea. Most buyers will want to move in and put their own stamp on the property; giving them a blank canvas to work with will enable them to envisage their own designs easier, as well as make it easier for them to fulfil them.
The photographs that the estate agent will take of your home will be the first things that potential buyers will see, so it is important that they show your property in the best light possible. Ensure that the front of the house looks appealing; do that weeding that you’ve put off for weeks, re-paint the porch and hide your rubbish bins whilst the photographs are being taken. First impressions count, therefore make sure that they are good.
If you are fortunate enough to attract a viewing, it is imperative that you present the property at its best. The first thing to do is tidy away any clutter, even if this means hiding the vacuum cleaner in a wardrobe or the ironing board in the loft! This will make the rooms look bigger and give the impression that there is adequate storage space in the house, even if this isn’t necessarily the case.
As first impressions count, ensure that the property is cleaned thoroughly inside and out. Making the property look as inviting as possible will increase the chances of a viewing being converted into a sale.
When you put your house on the market, you will want as many people as possible to see it in order to attract the most interest. The vast majority of house searches begin on the Internet and in particular, on sites such as RightMove and Zoopla. Make sure that the estate agent that you chose to market your house with will put an advertisement on these sites as part of your package or you could be missing out on a large number of potential buyers.
A way in which you can make your house listing stand out is by adding a virtual tour to the advertisement. A 360 Virtual Tour will allow potential buyers to walk around your home virtually before they make a visit in person. This will attract more people to your listing as you will be offering more information than most advertisements, as well as reducing the number of viewings which are a waste of time for both you and the potential buyer as the house is unsuitable. A virtual tour will give the buyer a more accurate perspective of the property in terms of layout and room size than still photographs can.