02 Feb 2016
Most buyers form their first impressions of a house within seconds of walking through the door.
To help make your property sale successful, our Glasgow Branch Manager Susan Scullion has put together a list of his 'top tips' for selling property in Scotland's largest city.
You want buyers to connect with your home and envisage themselves living there. Therefore, put away family photos, sports trophies, collectible items, knick-knacks which connect the property to you.
Remove clutter, this can be difficult as they may be items you are emotionally attached to. Take a step back and pretend you are a buyer or let a friend help point out areas of clutter. It may be beneficial to let your agent help you too.
Glasgow is known affectionately as the 'dear green place', a sobriquet earned through its 70 parks, more green space per square mile than any other UK city. If your property has a balcony, roof terrace, private or communal garden make sure to let them know, this could be its selling point.
Accentuate any period features in your property. Glasgow is home to many Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian properties which potential buyers may actively seeking. Clear and clean any feature fireplaces, pull back curtains to show-off any views of the city and point out any working window shutters.
When you have a viewing booked in for a potential buyer, turn on the indoor and outdoor lights – even during the day. At night, a lit house gives a homely impression when viewed from the street. During the daytime, turning on the lights prevents harsh shadows from sunlight and it brightens up any dim areas. This creates an overall homely, cheerful and welcoming”feel.
The last thing you want is to have your pet running out the front door and getting lost. If a viewing arrangement has been made it would be best to try and organise them to be taken for a walk or visit a friend or family while the viewing is being conducted. If you cannot do that, it is best to keep dogs in a penned area in the garden. Try to keep indoor cats in a specific room. Most of the time, an indoor cat will hide when buyers come to view your property, but they may panic and try to escape.
Throughout February, Aberdein Considine is offering Glasgow homeowners free conveyancing on their next purchase if they sell with us.
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