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Getting Your Property Prepared for a Viewing

Do you have a viewing appointment booked for your property? If so, that’s great! You now have a perfect opportunity to sell or rent your home. But don’t stop there, making sure your property is ready for a viewing is crucial as the first impression counts.  Below are a few tips from us which will help improve any potential buyers or tenant’s impression of your property.

Boost your kerb appeal 

The first thing a potential buyer/tenant sees when viewing a property is your front garden, so if it looks shabby it could influence the remainder of their viewing. Set a positive impression by making sure your grass is freshly cut, your garden is weeded, your windows are clean and bright and your walls are freshly painted. Remember to give your doors and windowsills a dust down, to help create the overall impression of a well-maintained property.

Remove clutter

It is important that you make it possible for your potential tenant/buyer to imagine themselves living there. Now this doesn’t mean you have to remove all the furniture from your property as this will make it look cold and unloved. However include a few furnishings – a dining table, curtains, vases and even a settee as this can help them to imagine their own furniture in its place.

Correct imperfections

Even the smallest of imperfections could lead to expensive repair jobs later down the line. To save on the cost of these repairs – and of course make your property look well-maintained – spend some time repairing any faults i.e. hairline cracks, holes or uneven plastering.

Clean, clean, clean

There are things as property owners that we are able to overlook in our own homes such as cobwebs hiding on the ceiling or the odd mouldy tile in the bathroom, but such imperfections will instantly put your potential purchaser/tenant off. After all, aren’t we all perfectionists? For this reason, make sure the whole property is clean and fresh before every viewing.

Establish a backdrop

An easy to manage garden will instantly appeal to people who haven’t got the time to maintain a garden. However, by pruning your plants, weeding the lawn and keeping your paths uncluttered you can also attract the attention of proud gardeners who will be able to recognise the potential of your garden.

Your lawn is not the only area of your garden that needs maintaining. A crumbling wall or broken fence will instantly make your property unattractive to tenants/buyers with children as the garden won’t be safe. Similarly, if you are open to letting your property and you’re happy to allow pets, a broken fence will instantly create problems if they have a dog.

if you require some maintenance work to be carried out at your property, then please feel free to <a data-cke-saved-href=”” href=”” “=””>get in contact with our dedicated property maintenance team to provide you with a free, no obligation quote.

About The Author

Everyone at Edison Ford works as a team to bring you this content. The content is either written by Kieran or Peter and the advice included in our guides comes from our own experiences and research collectively. We hope you find our content insightful and if you have any suggestions, then please feel free to email Peter. You can read more about everyone here.

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