4. Selling a house is about selling a lifestyle, so consider what little touches will make people feel good about the place and make them want to spend time there. Scented candles, flowers, magazines and stylish soft furnishings work really well in living spaces and bedrooms, while in the kitchen a stocked fruit bowl or fresh potted herbs will add life to the space.
5. As clichéd that it may sound, but the smell of home baking really does appeal to buyers. In addition to being highly emotive, our sense of smell is strongly associated with memory, and a freshly baked loaf of bread or cake in the kitchen may bring back memories of childhood, while the scent of coconuts in the reception area, bathroom or bedroom may remind people of being on holiday.
Aromas that bring memories of happy times in a person's life will help them feel good about it - and will make them more likely to remember your property in detail when they've left. Don't overdo it with fragrances though, remember: less is more.
6. If a family of 4 is viewing your property and you are also a family of 4, that's eight people in one space. This can make your property feel small. Keep the number of people in your property to a minimum. You can ask a friend, partner, or relative to take your children to the park or for a walk to the shops for the duration of the viewing.
Similar applies to pets. Although you may consider your pet a member of the family, not everyone will like it, and some may have allergies. Ideally, you should remove your pet from your home during the viewing. However, if that is not possible, make sure it's contained in one room, with beds, litter trays, etc.
In the event that relocating your pets proves challenging, you may ask your agent to inform prospective buyers about it. If they have concerns, you can discuss the most suitable solution.
At Arlington Park, our team is always here to help, so if you have any questions about viewings or would like some more advice on creating the best possible first impression on buyers, just call on 01603 577255 or email us on email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!