7 tips and mistakes to avoid when selling a home

January 26, 2024

1. Don’t forget that first impressions matter.

Think about the first thing viewers will see when they arrive at your home, and whether there’s anything you can do to make sure the viewing starts on the most positive note possible.

2. Don’t leave clutter on show

While we’re not talking bare rooms and walls here, it’s a given that more of a pared-back, tidier space will help a buyer to envisage how their own possessions might fit within a space.

3. Don’t think of it as just a sales transaction

It’s not just the bricks and mortar home-buyers are looking at. From the moment they step in, they’ll be walking through your home weighing up if they can see themselves living there.

4. Don’t ignore the season

Make sure everything fits with the time of year you’re selling in, including how you prepare your home for viewings. For instance, if the weather’s starting to warm up and you’re normally lounging on an outdoor sofa in summer, set it up for viewings so buyers can see how you use the space.

5. Don’t renovate right before coming to market, but do fix any issues

While you’ll want your home to look its best for viewings, it doesn’t make sense to make a high-cost renovation right before listing your home for sale. As well as it being unlikely that you’ll recoup the cost as part of your selling price, it could end up being something that’s removed by the new owner shortly after you’ve handed over the keys.

OneAgency can help when photographing your property to ensure it looks it's very best when launching online! First impression is key and our front shot will sure be eye catching. Contact us to arrange a free valuation, we cover Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and Cheshire.

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