Ensure all odd jobs are complete
Inevitably, there are typically a whole host of small jobs required to bring out a property's full potential before it goes on to the market. Ensuring these are done - from a fresh lick of paint, to ensuring all the light bulbs throughout the house are working - will heighten the chances of potential buyers leaving with a positive impression of your property.
For anyone who has ever watched the likes of Location, Location, Location - this one has been around for some time. But then there's good reason - it's of vital importance when it comes to selling your house. When viewing your property, buyers will picture themselves in the rooms, as well as their furniture and general belongings. If the space is crammed, and clutter is piled high, you will only make this more difficult - and potentially put off potential buyers.
A trend that has been bandied about the internet is the 12-12-12 challenge; the idea is to locate 12 items that should be thrown away/recycled, 12 items to donate to charity, and 12 items that can be relocated to their original spot - such as a drawer, or stowaway box.
While Scottish weather is unpredictable at the best of times, having a couple of windows open when possible is always a good idea, as it'll allow fresh air in and remove any potentially off-putting smells. Fresh flowers are also a good idea - they make a colourful addition to most rooms, and will also add to the pleasant aromas of fresh air.
Show your house in the right order
Regardless of the size of your property, it can sometimes be a bit daunting deciding which direction to take potential buyers first when showing your home.
At Nicol Estate Agents, we will talk you through our suggestions for the best sequence of rooms. We believe that you should always strive to start off in the public rooms, followed by the kitchen/utility, and then on to the bedrooms and bathroom(s), followed by the gardens and garage. Always start and finish in the best room in your home!
Give viewers time and space
Don't ever rush viewers, ensure they are at ease and can feel free to look around without any certain time pressures. Sometimes viewers may run late or often arrive slightly early...Sometimes it is not a bad thing for viewers to see someone else viewing!