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Are You Sure Your House Is Ready To Start Welcoming Viewings?

When you’re trying to sell your house, allowing people to come in and take a look around as part of the viewing process is essential. However, while you might be trying to finalize a sale in no time, you shouldn’t rush people into a home that isn’t ready to welcome them. Here, we’re going to look at what you should do to ensure that the home is in the right condition to sell itself as best as possible.

Make any necessary quick fixes

There might be a host of little DIY issues, such as a blown light bulb, a slightly stiff doorknob, or some aesthetic damage to your drywall that doesn’t affect your quality of life at all but is still rather noticeable. Be sure to scan through each and every room, to keep an eye out for these little issues that really can diminish the home’s appeal.

Make sure that it’s clean

This should be a no-brainer, but any lingering dust, dirt, or mess of any kind is going to do a lot to undermine the attractiveness of your property. A thorough cleaning is necessary, not just a quick tidy-up of the clutter lying around. To that end, it might be a good idea to work with a team of professional cleaners. They can offer attention to detail and a deeper clean that can help your home look as like-new as possible.

Get the garden ready

The garden is one of the most important spaces during the entire viewing. After all, curb appeal can play a big role in any sale. As such, take the time to get it tidy, keeping the lawn short, the bushes and trees trimmed, and giving any fences, decking, or exterior fixtures the lick of pain and maintenance that they need.

Stage it right

When people are going through a house, they want to imagine how it will look when they are living there. As such, using house staging services to incorporate modern and appealing furniture can work better to sell your home rather than show off your own style. You should also make sure that pets are either out of the house or contained in their own area during a viewing. Not everyone is going to be happy to be greeted by your dog.

Know how to conduct a viewing

There’s a good chance that it’s your real estate agent who is going to be conducting viewings around the property but, otherwise, you can do it yourself if you feel so inclined. Make sure that you have as much information for the buyers as possible, and get ready to answer all of the most common questions not just about the home but about the area that it’s in, as well. Be sure to highlight the best features of every room you get into, but don’t oversell it.

Your house should be its own key selling point. Often, you simply have to get out of its way and let it do its job, but make sure that you follow the tips above, first.