Prepare Your Home For The Property Market With Our Top Tips

At Seymours Haslemere we know that first impressions count when it comes to selling or letting any property as those that look appealing are far more likely to achieve the guide price and more.

In 2021 huge demand for property across our area resulted in a surge in prices for buyers and renters. While demand still outweighs stock, there is a positive outlook for the year ahead. Property website Rightmove predicts that house prices nationally will rise by 5 per cent in 2022.


First impressions count

Joss Cooper, Co-owner of Seymours Haslemere office advises: “If you are planning to sell or let in 2022, it is well worth considering whether your property could benefit from some simple updates that will improve its overall presentation.

“Ahead of marketing, we are often asked by clients to suggest cost-effective updates. Small touches can really refresh a property and ensure that it looks its best in promotional photos and in readiness for viewings. There is nothing better than entering a welcoming property.”

Get market ready

If you are preparing your property for the market, our local experts have created some top tips to provide you with some inspiration.


1 – Enhance Your Entrance

The entrance to your property can create a lasting impression, so it is important to update a weathered front door. Consider giving your door a fresh lick of paint and use a colour that compliments the exterior of your property. Remove any build-up of debris that leads to your front door and sweep the driveway or path.

A tidy entrance hall creates the feeling of organisation, and this can be achieved by putting shoes and coats away. If you don’t have cupboard space there are plenty of attractive storage solutions.


2 – A welcoming environment

If your property is welcoming it will provide a relaxing environment for viewings to take place. During these winter months, why not light your feature fireplace or log burner. You could also place some cosy accessories such a blankets and cushions around the property.

Seasonal flowers on the dining table or kitchen top will add a touch of colour and create that all important homely feel.


3 – Create the feeling of space

It is really important to declutter a property and ensure that it is looking as tidy as possible. Clutter can make a space feel much smaller than it is. Now that more people are working from home, clean living space has become extremely desirable.

In a smaller room you could hang a stylish mirror as this will create the sense of space. A well-lit room will also appear larger than a room with poor lighting.


4 – Paint and Fix

Chipped or dirty paintwork can create the impression of neglect, so we recommend giving your property a fresh lick of paint in areas that look a little tired. The clean look of neutral paint is always appealing to a wide range of buyers and tenants.

It is also important to create a repair list and fix everything that you can, whether it’s replacing light bulbs or mending a leaky tap. This will show that your property has been well cared for.


5 – Spruce up your garden

Having a good outdoor space is a priority for buyers and tenants today. During the winter it is important to maintain your outside space so that it doesn’t appear untidy. Clear leaves and remove any unwanted winter debris or tatty outdoor furniture.

Keep patio and decking areas clean so that buyers or tenants can visualise relaxing and entertaining in these spaces.


Providing Trusted Advice For 30 Years

We are always on hand to provide advice when it comes to any aspect of your sales or lettings journey. Our Haslemere office is part of a network of 20 Seymours offices and this year we are celebrating the groups 30th anniversary.

We are proud to be part of such a well-established and trusted network of estate agents and you can find out how we have become the agency of choice here.

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If you would like to speak to our property experts and arrange a free valuation, please contact our team on 01428 787878 or you can simply book on line here.

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