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Top Tips for making a great first impression

Spring is a popular time for looking at moving home. This could involve selling your current home...

Spring is a popular time for looking at moving home. This could involve selling your current home or even planning to rent it out. Either way it is important to make sure that your house makes a good first impression.

The main aspect of a property which is sometimes overlooked is actually the exterior. A lot of people focus on the inside of the property but forget that people’s mind start creating the aspect of living in your house from the outside. Most people who come to view properties actually make their decision about the property before they even step inside.

To make the exterior of your property look good, make sure to tidy the garden and refresh your front door with a new lick of paint. Buyers and tenants’ first impressions are usually made before even stepping into the house so why don’t you ensure you sweep them away from the front door.

Why not give the interior of your property a fresh new paint? You might not have had the chance to decorate in a while or your kids may have decided to do their own creative artwork on the walls. Whatever the reason may be, walls that haven’t been painted in a while can make your property look tired. The key to a well decorated home is neutral colours. Keeping to neutral is always best as it makes the property feel light and spacious. If there are any small DIY jobs that you have been putting off this might be the best time to get them done.

When people come to view your property they will want to imagine themselves living there. Decluttering your house by removing excessive wall hangings/frames and having fewer items on show can help people in creating their own ideas of living there. This does not mean that you should present your house completely empty and remove all your belongings but just make sure that it is tidy and presentable.

Another important factor is making sure that good quality photos are taken will really help enhance your property and also will increase the number of people wanting to view your property. A recent Rightmove article showed 2 different agents advertising the same property with complete different quality of photos. The agent with the better photos got 200% more visits on their advert than the other agent. 

So if you are thinking of selling or renting your property out, make sure you contact Belvoir. We provide you with a free valuation of your property and will arrange a suitable time to meet you and discuss your personal requirements. If you are still unsure what works to do to enhance your property we can help by suggesting ideas of improvements so that you can get the most value for your property. If you don’t have your own preferred tradesman we can also help with that. We can arrange our contractors to come and have a look at your property and provide you with competitive quotes. We would then work with them on your behalf and ensure the work is done satisfactorily.

Renting your property out also means you need to make sure that you fulfil your landlord responsibilities. This means making sure that any legal requirements for renting your property are met. This can often confuse landlords but do not panic, we can work with you to make sure that this is covered. If there are any works required in your property, we can advise you how to tackle these and ensure that they are completed prior to a tenant moving in.

Are you still struggling to decide whether to sell or rent? If you can’t decide between selling or renting your property, let us provide you with a free valuation for both. We can analyse the current market for you and provide you with personalised comparable report to see which option is best for your needs.  

With a lot to think about when putting your property on the market let Belvoir take the hassle out of selling or letting your property.

Why Belvoir?

Belvoir is recognised as an award-winning franchisor, with over 170 offices nationwide as well as a large franchise support team. So not only are we nationally recognised and supported we are also the local experts for our area. Our friendly, helpful service has helped get us gain a reputation for excellent customer service. We’ve been letting property for the past 21 years and have won the Gold Award for the Best Lettings Franchise of the Year for the past five years.

To find out how Belvoir can help to take the stress out of your sale/renting your property, book a free appraisal today by calling us on 0116 3666 333 or email us at leicester@belvoir.co.uk 

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