Expert Basildon estate agent Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams ‘The World’s Largest Estate Agent’) has five tips to ensure your property in Basildon is viewing-ready – even when you’re not at home!
Selling your home can be stressful, so it isn’t surprising that you can’t wait to get away for a while. But the last thing you want is to worry about missing a potential offer while you’re away!
1. Keep The Air Smelling Fresh In Your Basildon Home
Although fresh flowers smell and look wonderful, it’s unlikely that they’ll survive until you return from your holiday! If you’re going away for longer than a few days, it’s best to forgo the flowers and opt for other ways to keep the air fresh for prospective buyers.
Keep windows locked in the ventilation position so that natural airflow can come through every day. Strategically place a couple of reed diffusers nearby to exude a subtle floral fragrance into your rooms.
Ensure that the fridge, fruit bowl, and vegetable rack are all cleared and cleaned before you set off on your holiday! Don’t forget to put out the rubbish before you leave. Viewers will always remember how a property smells, so give them positive memories with delightfully fragranced air!
2. Sort Out Your Keys And Locks
One of the best things about using a trusted estate agent in Basildon like Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams ‘The World’s Largest Estate Agent’) is that (if you are happy for us to) we will show prospective buyers around your home even when you’re away. This way, you won’t miss out on a potential offer. To do this, we will need a complete set of keys for the front door, access instructions to allow us to enter any sheds, garages, cabins, and the garden and instructions to set and deactivate the alarm if you have one.
3. First Impressions Count In Your Basildon Property
Viewers should be warmly welcomed into your property. Creating the right first impression couldn’t be more critical. Keep the blinds, internal doors, and curtains open to ensure light and airflow through the rooms. We will pick any post up when we visit the property and put it in a pre-arranged location for you so that it won’t pile up in between viewings.
If you have window boxes, hanging baskets, or potted plants, arrange for somebody to water them while you’re away so they remain in bloom. If you have small pets at home, such as a cat, rabbit, or even a goldfish, ensure you share the cleaning and feeding times with us so there won’t be any clashes with viewings!
4. Make Sure Everything Is Tidy Before You Leave
Ensuring everything is tidy before you leave home may sound obvious, but it can be easy to overlook the mess if you’re in a rush. Plan ahead to ensure your home looks viewing-ready before setting off.
- Leave your bathroom and kitchen clean with essentials like toothpaste, dishcloths, toilet brushes and washing-up liquid hidden out of view.
- Plump up the cushions and sofas.
- Vacuum the floors, and clear any surfaces.
- Ensure beds are neat and that nightstands and dressing tables are tidy.
- Hide laundry in a basket.
- Put children’s toys away in crates or a cupboard so that the floor spaces are clear.
- If you have garden furniture, keep it set up, but store away any non-waterproof seat covers and cushions.
A bonus of setting your home up for viewings before going on holiday is that you will impress prospective buyers, and return to a beautiful, clean and tidy house!
5. Keep Communication Open With Your Estate Agent
Although we won’t bother you unnecessarily while you’re on holiday, it’s still vital that we can reach you if we have offers to submit or questions to ask.
Let us know the best ways of contacting you, whether by email, WhatsApp, phone, or text and make sure we know the time zone you’ll be in so we’ll know when to call and when to expect an answer.
As expert estate agents in Basildon, Roger Bates Properties (powered by Keller Williams ‘The World’s Largest Estate Agent’) will help you secure a sale, even if you aren’t in the country!
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