How to prepare your property for viewings

If you are selling or letting your home in W2, it is important to present your property in the best possible way as first impressions are vital. It usually takes buyers ten seconds to form their first opinions on property, therefore it is important to present your property well to drive up demand and attract a larger audience. Keep in mind that other vendors make an effort when it comes to presenting their houses, so it is wise to invest your time in preparing your property for viewings. Here are a few tips to help you with selling or letting your home.

Improve your kerb appeal: Set a good first impression from the outside, and make your entrance as welcoming and appealing to buyers with a colourful hanging basket or neat and tidy window dressings. Clean and repaint your window frames and front door, remove bins and trim hedges and lawns.

Decor: Rearrange furniture to maximize space you have in your property, and use mirrors or lamps to enhance small areas which lack good natural light. By doing so, your home will feel more welcoming and bigger. During winter viewings, make sure that you put on the heat pump or light a fire, to ensure that your house is warm and cosy. Use simple neutral shades that will appeal to the general audience, and apply a fresh coat of paint to smarten up your property. Clean your carpets professionally to leave it looking brighter and clean curtains properly, and ensure beds are well made, furniture is clean and the house is spotless.

Tidy up: The best way to give your property a facelift is to simply declutter – avoid having too many possessions on display, as this will prevent buyers and tenants from visualizing their property as their own. Tidy away toys, shoes, clothes and wires, empty bins, and remove personal photographs where possible. Use flowers, a spritz of air freshener or a lightly scented candle to make your property smell fresh and pleasant.

For more advice about selling your property, contact Cavendish Rowe – trusted estate agents in W2, Bayswater, Paddington, Hyde Park, Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch.