01 Feb 2016

The five things you must do to sell property in Edinburgh

The five things you must do to sell property in Edinburgh


Most buyers form their first impressions of a house within seconds of walking through the door.

To help make your property sale successful, our Edinburgh Branch Manager Jordan MacKay has put together a list of his 'top tips' for selling property in the capital.

1) Clean up

It’s time to de-clutter. Take a plastic bag and go digging into the back of your drawers, cupboards, wardrobes, shed and attic. Once this has been done, you’ll be amazed at how much more space you have than you originally thought.

2) Subtle changes can make a big difference

Although ripping everything out and starting again can seem like an exciting project, it can also be expensive and a bit of a disruption. Changing the appearance of your home can be made simple by re-placing internal doors and/or door handles. If you have a dining area, why not update those chairs and replace them with something sleek?

3) Edinburgh is different - check the paperwork

Many Edinburgh properties are listed or within conservation areas so make sure you have all the necessary paperwork organised, if you have carried out any development work, especially upgrading of windows.

4) Make the most of what you've got

Remember to make the most of any period features. Point out to viewers that you have working shutters, original fireplaces or ornate cornicing/ceiling roses. 

5) Presentation is everything

Presentation is everything when it comes to selling your home, that includes communal stairwells which can be in stark contrast to the apartments inside. A simple freshen up may be all that is needed to make sure that you property is well presented and tidy for both photographs and for viewings.

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Throughout February, Aberdein Considine is offering homeowners free conveyancing on their next purchase if they sell with us.

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