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Monthly archive for March 2019

Only Sixty Seconds To Sell Your Home

Only Sixty Seconds To Sell Your Home

When home buyers and renters in Peterborough are viewing your home the time really does start the second they set foot in your home. If your home has a positive impact on them in the first 60 seconds then it puts they buyer or renter in a brilliant frame of mind. However, if they notice something they don’t like in that first 60 seconds, it could be game over for them buying or renting your home in Peterborough.

We all know that first impressions count – so what is the first impression someone gets of your home?

Of course you need to think about the kerb appeal of your property. Is your garden well maintained? Is the front door clean? Is the path up to your house weed free?

But what about when they enter your home; how can you ensure they get the best first impression for your home? By following these quick tips!

  • If the door has a dodgy lock, the light in the entrance doesn’t work, there is scratched paint as you enter or exposed wires this is not the first impression you want. Take the time to complete these quick 5 minute jobs to give the viewers the peace of mind that the house is well maintained and looked after.
  • While your delicious take away last night was really yummy – the morning smell the day after isn’t quite as attractive. Now are the dirty plates in the sink. Take the time to give your home the quick once over before the viewing. Open the windows to let in some fresh air, and give them a quick clean too. The more natural light you can get into a room the better.
  • They may be your prized possessions and favourite things that your children have made for you. However, to a potential buyer or renter in Peterborough, these things are just clutter. The clutter in your home not only makes the room look smaller. This clutter can also make your home look messy. You don’t need to throw these things away, just store them somewhere safe (and out of sight) during the viewings.
  • If you have the time before putting your house on the market in Peterborough, redecorate your home. A brighter room is far more welcoming than a room with dark walls. A tin of magnolia paint can be a really good way of making a room look brighter, more spacious and more welcoming.

If you’re looking to create the right first impression for renters and home buyers in Peterborough then give us a call. We would be only too happy to help you sell or rent your home in Peterborough.

Women Are The House Hunters – Are You Appealing To Them?

Women Are The House Hunters – Are You Appealing To Them?

Did you know that women are three times as likely as men to pay the asking price of a property? How does this affect the way that you sell and present your home? Does your home appeal to the women that may in fact be the ones choosing the home, and offering the most to buy your home?

Research shows that only 5.5% of men will pay the full asking price of a home. Meanwhile 22% of men will offer less than 90% of the asking price of your home.

This same research shows us that 17% of women will offer the full asking price for a home. The research also shows that 90% of female house buyers will offer 10% of less below the asking price. This shows just how much more money you can get when selling your home to a woman, as opposed to a man.

So how you can you ensure that your home is appealing to female buyers?

Firstly, women are more sensitive to nasty smells than men are. This means that you need to make sure that you home looks and smells fresh and clean. Pop round with the polish and duster before your house viewing and you will make your property far more attractive to the female.

Ladies are also drawn to colour. Things like a large bouquet of flowers on the side board or a bowl of fresh and colourful fruit in the kitchen will be really attractive to a female buyer. Things like this will appeal to her feminine side and this small touch could get you the asking price you want.

Fresh linen in the bedroom, especially with the added fresh linen smell is a brilliant way to appeal to the female. Things like this won’t appeal to a man, but they are a nice added touch. A freshly made bed is much nicer than a screwed up duvet hastily laid across the bed.

You can appeal to a ladies luxurious side with thick fluffy towels in the bathroom and high quality luxury toiletries too. These sorts of things will appeal to both sexes as they can imagine living in your home, and enjoying these luxurious items.

If you are selling your home in Peterborough and want to ensure that is looks its best then give us a call. We are experienced estate agents in Peterborough. We know what our buyers want and how to appeal to them.