Tips to prep your Surrey home for a viewing.

We all know that presentation matters! For instance, a freshly brewed pot of coffee and baking fresh bread should entice potential buyers and with it being UK Coffee Week it’s the perfect opportunity to get the coffee brewing…

There are lots of other ways to make sure your home is prepared for a property viewing.

Here we list our other top tips!

Drive by appeal

Your buyers may make a drive-by visit to see your property before they decide whether they want to view it. Make sure that you tidy up the outside of your home, cut the grass, trim hedges and remove any weeds from the beds or pathways. Consider giving the front door a fresh lick of paint and add some flower pots to make it more welcoming.

Kitchen

Before any viewing clean and polish all surfaces, fittings, handles, cupboard fronts and appliances. Put away any clutter from the surfaces and make sure the sink and draining area is completely clear. Pet bowls need to be washed up and put away in a cupboard.

Bathrooms and toilets

Clear away the mountain of makeup, toiletries, sponges and medication that tends to accumulate in the bathroom. Tidy away children’s bath toys and replace them with freshly washed towels. Take some time to clean the bath and shower fittings, as they should be spotlessly clean. Open windows to clear away any excess moisture or steam!

Living room

Clutter makes a room feel smaller and makes it even harder for a buyer to imagine living in your home. You should ensure that your homes distinctive features such as fireplaces can be fully appreciated. Draw back the curtains and let the natural light in and remove any items that may block the view. Keep the house warm during winter but whatever the season, regularly open the windows to let fresh air in.

Space

Buyers will want to look in every room, make an effort on every space in your property! Spend some time organising the kid’s bedrooms to ensure they look tidy again. Toys should be boxed away, and all clothes and shoes should be put into wardrobes or cupboards, so that the buyer can’t see them. Buyers may want to look in cupboards and lofts, so check these to make sure the space is in order and ready for the viewing.

Garden

For many people the garden is the biggest selling point! Tidy away any rubbish, weeds and cut the grass. You could consider buying potted plants to soften patios and brighten it up.

Pets

We recommend that you ask a friend or neighbour to look after your pets when a viewing is taking place. You don’t want to cause the potential buyers to be distracted or scare them away from being interested in your property.

By following our tips your house will be ready for all viewings!

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