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Newton Fallowell's top tips for selling your Rutland home

By Evie Payne

19th Jul 2022 | Local News

The Newton Fallowell office on Mill Street (image courtesy of Newton Fallowell)
The Newton Fallowell office on Mill Street (image courtesy of Newton Fallowell)

In this three-minute read, Newton Fallowell have detailed what Rutland sellers can do to avoid their property sitting on the market.

Read on to find out more...

Making a bad impression

We've all heard the adage that first impressions are the most important. This is definitely the case when it comes to selling your home. Smart presentation is a must as it sets the tone for the whole viewing.

First things first – kerb appeal. Does your property entice strangers to want to peek inside? If it doesn't, make a difference by tidying up the outside of your home. Maintain the same level of pride throughout your home. Make sure you've cleaned and tidied and the space is smelling fresh. Clutter can be distracting, making it difficult for prospective buyers to imagine how to make your property their home.

Poor state of repair

It's critical to make sure the basic fixtures in your home are in good working order. You may not need to replace whole bathrooms and kitchens before you go to market, as any modernisation required will be reflected in your sale price. But minor issues can create doubt and concern about what further essential work might be needed.

Fix broken door handles, attend to areas of damp and replace faulty fittings. A little bit of pride goes a long way.

The price is too high

Sounds simple, and it is. Pricing your home is not about how much it's worth to you, it's about being realistic. Consider the strength of the market, the area, and what similar properties around you have sold for recently.

Naturally, buyers are always looking for a bargain and there's a fine line to tread, but take the guidance from your agent seriously. If you're overpriced, you'll struggle to get viewings, never mind offers.

Poor photography

Great photography of your home will make all the difference online. True first impressions begin here and if you think about how many property listings the average buyer scrolls through, it's crucial to stand out.

TOP TIP: Remove any unnecessary objects as the eye will be drawn to these first. Dishcloths, bathroom products, piles of toys, and clutter should be out of sight for pictures – even if it just means hiding them for the photographs.

It may sound like a cliché, but fresh flowers can lift a room by their mere presence. Remember, you are creating a lifestyle that accompanies the home so your accessories should reflect that.

The team said: "Human interaction is key and the right agent can make all the difference. Here at Newton Fallowell, we create demand and a buzz around your property rather than solely waiting for it to be discovered online. Call us on 01572 335005 to find out more."

Take a look at some great properties on the Oakham Nub News Property page if you are curious about the homes and prices of property in the local area - or simply feeling nosey!

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