If you’re thinking of selling a property, the more work and effort you put in at the start of the process, the easier each subsequent stage becomes.
This is true of both the estate agent and yourselves as property owners/sellers.
I’m a big believer in the all or nothing approach to selling. Either go for it 100%, or wait until you are ready. This is beneficial for several reasons, but the most important is that selling your home is a pain in the arse and having a home ready for viewings is not the same as how most people would live day to day. A conscious effort is needed by seller to keep it ready.
I’ve not met one person that loves having strangers traipse through and cast judgement on the value and desirability of their home. Putting the effort in upfront ensures you secure a buyer as quickly as possible and at the best price.
So what does putting in effort up front actually mean? In my mind, it means doing everything needed to ensure the property is as near perfect for sale as it could be. This will differ from property to property (and determined by budget), but everything that is do’able, should be done.
We spend as long setting up for and taking pictures as is necessary. The better pictures we take, the more likely that property is to generate the right interest. In turn, this makes achieving a sale so much slicker.
For yourselves as a vendor, all the small things being done such as cutting the grass, tidying the front, filling cracks, de-cluttering and all those other jobs that 99% of people never have time for.
If you have specific questions about what needs doing, ask our resident property stylist or our estate agent (me) by asking one of our experts.