Selling your home with an online estate agent has become increasingly popular, and we’re delighted to share some tips from one of the UK’s leading online estate agents, Griffin Residential Estate Agents Online to sell your home quickly, with minimum friction.
Does your home have kerb appeal? Sometimes you only get one chance to make a good impression. Once you’ve got the inside all sorted, you may want to think about making the front of your house look as inviting as possible – after all, it will be the first impression of your home and the last thing potential buyers see when they’re leaving.
Your shoe collection under the stairs is impressive; your souvenirs from trips around the world are lovely… but they’re clutter to a potential buyer. Overly cluttered houses can create the impression that a home will require repairs and renovations, even if that is not the case. Be sure to remove any toys and hose pipes from the garden, in the autumn clear any fallen leaves. A clean and tidy space will help the buyer to visualise the home as their own.
Even the best kept homes will show some signs of wear and tear – a dripping tap or a cracked tile? These will send the wrong message to potential buyers. From removing grubby sealant to replacing damaged areas of carpet, getting all problems fixed before putting the house on the market is a smart idea. If a room needs sprucing up before the photographs are taken, don’t be bold, neutral colours won’t put any buyer off. Potential buyers walking through your home will be able to plan to put their own stamp on the house without having to remove yours first.
This is the time to brush up on your descriptive writing skills and really sell your property. Get the important facts in first (how many bedrooms, bathrooms and reception rooms etc.) You could mention an en-suite bathroom, a double garage or south backing garden. Ensure your description feels enticing, use adjectives and descriptive words like characterful, spacious or cosy. You could use phrases such as ‘The property benefits from…’ or ‘The accommodation comprises of….’ Always keep the potential buyer in mind - put yourself in their shoes. What would you want to know if you were looking for a home?
Remember that if the first paragraph doesn’t catch the reader’s attention, they are highly unlikely to read on, so make sure you write a snappy, appealing opening paragraph.
Every picture tells a story, your phone takes pretty good pictures, but wouldn’t you want to show your property in the best possible way to convey value, space and desirability. A professional photographer will use interchangeable lenses so they can obtain wide angle interior views, quality exteriors and landscapes. They are used to dealing with varying light conditions and will be able to enhance all the great aspects of your home. When you are fighting the battle to win property buyers’ hearts and minds and to get the very best price for your property, the cost of great photography should repay itself several times over.
This is a must! A study by the UK’s largest property website, Rightmove, of around 10,000 respondents, showed that over one-third of buyers were less likely to enquire about a property without a floorplan, it also showed that properties marketed with a floorplan created 30% more interest than properties without one.
Buyers want to see a floor plan so they can visualise the room layout and understand the flow of the property. Dimensions are also important, these can be noted on the floor plan itself and help a potential purchaser imagine the property as their own and how their furniture may fit.
For Sale board
An easy way to get extra coverage, increasing the likelihood of a quick sell, is by agreeing to have a For Sale board outside your property.
Use an Online Estate Agent
We’ve saved the best for last – the top tip to keep your money in your pocket is to use an online estate agent rather than going with a traditional High Street agent.98% of Britain’s house buyers use the internet to search for new homes so why not use the high quality, flexibility and transparent service of an online agent.
You can save £1000’s in fees to spend on a new kitchen or holiday for yourself.
It’s time to take control of your sale and keep the money where it belongs – with you!
To talk to Griffin Residential about selling your home online today, simply visit their website at - https://griffin-residential.co.uk