From the moment purchasers arrive at your property, it’s recommended that the landscaping is well presented. Garden rubbish should be disposed of, paths and porches kept clear of rubbish. Toys, tools, leisure equipment and clothes should be stored away to enhance the appearance of your backyard and garden.
Your home should be kept neat and tidy during inspections. The home should create an inviting atmosphere by ensuring the arrangement of furniture is in a comfortable position. Utilise fresh flowers, indoor plants or paintings as they always brighten up a home.
As a general rule, it is advisable to turn off the radio and television during an inspection (as they can be distracting). If you have pets, it is advisable to keep them out of the house. Let the Jackson Bell
agent and potential buyer talk, free of disturbances.
Make sure that all minor repairs have been attended to. Squeaking hinges, running taps, loose handles, flaking paint or flickering lights may impact your sale.
A warm, comfortably heated home on cold days adds a feeling of cosiness. On a hot day don’t forget to turn on the A/C or fan (or simply let the breeze flow through).
Avoid having too many people present during inspections. Jackson Bell agents are familiar with and understand the buyer requirements and can therefore better emphasise the features of your home in line with buyer needs and priorities.
It is crucial to let as much light into your home as possible.
Nothing improves atmosphere more than sunlight. On a dull day it is advisable to switch lights on prior to the arrival of prospective purchasers.