Why you should be prepared for the busy viewing season

Why you should be prepared for the busy viewing season

You may be tinsel-tangled, present-prepped, and chocolate-crammed, but before the dusting settles on those mince pies, if you’re thinking of selling, it’s worth making sure your home is prepared for the busy viewing season ahead.

January is always a busy month when it comes to apartments coming onto the market.  Yet often some sellers rush to ensure their properties are online on the hot days on Rightmove, but for success, it’s better to wait until you’re viewing-ready.
 
When the decorations are down, our homes can feel a little bare, yet they are also chaotic, as room needs to be found for the new gifts that we have welcomed.  This time of organisation is perfect for getting your apartment in order so together we can maximise the sale of your home.
 
Selling your apartment means you now need to start thinking about it as a home for sale.  From the moment we list your property things will move quickly, although preparing the marketing details is something we never rush.  We need to ensure that the photographs present your apartment in the best possible light.  Measurements and floor plans allow a buyer to start to get a feel for the flow of your property, and the information helps us to attract potential buyers.
 
Once we have captured a buyer’s imagination with our marketing, we know that viewings will quickly follow.  Yet we don’t wait for them to come to us, we have many serious buyers already in the wings who are just waiting for the right property to come to the market.  These buyers know what they want, and when that apartment comes into their sights, they are the first through the door.
 
It’s what awaits them that will then swing them from looking into buying, and this is where you can play your part.  Viewings are all about creating a lifestyle the potential buyer wants, and little touches can make all the difference.  Don’t think about presenting a home that is so clean and tidy it feels a bit clinical, think more about a show home style, like those you see in magazines.
 
Dress your dining table with a couple of place settings, and maybe a tray in the kitchen with a cafetiere and cups and saucers.  You are turning your home into an apartment for sale that allows buyers to start imagining themselves living in your home.  Little things like fresh flowers, luxury towels, and designer accent cushions can completely transform a room.
 
Just one word of warning: buyers are wanting to envision themselves in your apartment; if you have too many personal photos on display this can prove too difficult.  Try and reduce your personal mementos so that they can start to visualise their own belongings in each and every room.
 
The busy viewing season will be on us in a matter of weeks, so don’t delay in getting yourself prepared.  Give is a call today so we can start the process and launch your apartment at full speed as soon as January hits.  If a move is in your plans for the New Year, at The Apartment Company we can make your wish come true.


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