BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2017
BPA Ripon 2017
The exclusive Vinden Estates eight-point plan to selling your home:

  1. Purchasers buy into a lifestyle – Therefore first impressions are key to success. Indeed statistics show that almost all buyers decide to buy their chosen property within five minutes of walking through the front door. Clean, fresh paintwork, mown lawns, trimmed hedges, tidy paths and driveways are very important. Even colourful flowers and polished door furniture make a difference.
  2. De-clutter – This maximises the space and rooms feel bigger. Pick-up toys, newspapers, etc. Put away knick-knacks. Always wash-up dishes and utensils. Don’t leave shoes and coats on display. Make sure the beds are made. Switch the TV off. Take unwanted items to a charity shop. Buyers want to imagine themselves living there.
  3. Smells – The perfume of fresh flowers, coffee, bread baking are appealing. Negative smells are not. If you smoke, don’t smoke inside and clean out ashtrays. If possible, open windows or consider placing air fresheners in some rooms. You love your pets – buyers may not. If you have large dogs, ask a family member or friend to take them for a walk. If you have cats, remember to empty the litter tray.
  4. Ambience – Light airy houses are appealing. Clean windows inside and out. Open curtains and blinds. Even artificial lighting is important so on dark, winter days use lamps and lights to brighten up your home. Replace burned-out bulbs.
  5. Ready to sell – Getting your home ready to sell takes time. Do not be tempted to open your doors to buyers until your home is spotlessly clean and tidy. Pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathroom/shower rooms. Emphasis all that is good about your home. Never apologise for negative features. At the end of a viewing return the viewers to the best room in the house – then they’ll leave on a positive note.
  6. Room association – Like small gardens, it is important to dress small rooms well. Often buyers can not visualise what a room can look like i.e. if Bedroom 3 is used as a Study with a desk not a bed - they are not sure how a bed will fit. Remember to make the spare room look loved and lived in. Tidy out cupboards and wardrobes as buyers will look inside. Even consider re-arranging the furniture
  7. Disassociation – Make the mental decision to “let-go”. Focus on the fact that soon the house will be no longer yours. Don’t look backwards – look forwards to the future a successful sale and handing the keys over
  8. Price – Be realistic on price. The chances are if you have not had any viewers; or had viewings but no offers; the property is probably on for too high a price. If you really want to sell you may need to drop the price. Once you have a buyer you are in a great position to negotiate a good deal on your next property