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How to Get More Viewings on Your Property For Sale in Basildon

The process of selling your home in Basildon can be daunting, simply because there is so much to consider and plan. It can be especially stressful if you aren’t getting enough viewings on your property, and when you’ve had your home listed for sale for a while, that stress can rise. 

Homes that are well-marketed and presented will get more viewings, and therefore receive offers from interested buyers. The longer your property stays on the market without any offers, the less chance you have of getting any without taking drastic measures such as reducing the price of the property. 

So, before it reaches that point, there are some steps that both you and the team at Roger Bates Properties (partnered with Keller Williams 'The World's Largest Estate Agent') can take to entice people to view and to get your property sold faster. 

With this in mind, we have created a handy guide to help you attract more property viewings.

Improve Your Kerb Appeal 

The kerb appeal of your property, i.e., the first impression made when standing at the kerb, plays a big role in gaining interest for potential buyers, not just for those who are passing by in person, but for people browsing your listing online. 

How your property looks on the outside can either deter or encourage people to continue looking at the listing and help them decide whether or not to come and view in person. 

You can improve your kerb appeal by taking care of your lawn and front garden. Make sure the grass is cut, weeds are pulled, and flower beds and shrubs are tidy and groomed. Also, make sure to remove any debris like leaves or fallen branches. 

Fixing any damages can help, too, like repairing roof tiles that have blown away, mending broken gutters, or fixing window shutters. A fresh coat of paint on any woodwork may also be required if the paint is peeling or worn, as it makes the home look refreshed and clean.

Use Professional Staging and Photos 

It’s important to keep in mind that potential buyers are looking for a property they can see themselves in and call home. A house empty of furniture doesn’t evoke much in the way of imagining a lifestyle, and similarly, a messy or dishevelled home can give off a bad impression. 

Clearing away clutter and having us help you stage your furniture can do wonders for your potential buyers trying to imagine a life in their new home. 

It’s also common for people using online agencies to attempt to take their own photos of their property for the listing, and ending up with dark, dingy, or even blurry images. 

Without the right equipment or photography know-how, the photos won’t stack up against other listings. 

Your photos are a crucial part of the marketing of your property, and they need to be eye-catching and attractive, otherwise, nobody will be interested in taking the time to come and see it in person. 

Professional Photography is definitely worth it and here at Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams 'The World's Largest Estate Agent') we provide Professional Photography as standard, meaning we pay for it, to ensure the best angles are covered and make sure your property is showcased to the highest standards through our photos.

Make Your Property Listing Look Flawless 

The fundamentals of your property listing when it is seen online are so important in attracting viewers. At the most basic level, your listing should look perfect – photos should be sized properly for the website, titles should be typo-free, and descriptions should be filled out in full. 

Furthermore, the title and description need to be well-written and free of marketing jargon. 

We understand that interesting and compelling descriptions can make all the difference alongside a strong call to action which will encourage viewers to click to read more or call us to book a viewing.

Premium Marketings 

People scrolling through property listings are often drawn to the ones that look different or are highlighted, meaning they get more viewings and a higher chance of receiving offers. 

We invest in Premium Marketing on the property portals which can increase the number of viewings you receive. They will also appear at the top of the search pages, giving your property a consistent chance to be seen before any others. 

At Roger Bates Properties (partnered with Keller Williams 'The World's Largest Estate Agent') we work with our clients to ensure we maximise viewings on every property we have the pleasure of marketing. 

If you would like more viewings on your property in Basildon, call us today on 07494 803917 and discuss a Free Valuation on Your Property in Basildon

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