Ali's top ten tips to sell your home

Presenting your home in the best possible light is essential to attract potential buyers. With years of experience in the Aberdeen city and shire estate agency market, I’ve rounded up my top ten tips to help your home stand out and create a lasting impression on viewers.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact me! – Ali, Sales Manager
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Top ten tips to sell your home

  1. Curb appeal: first impressions count! It can be easy to overlook the property’s exterior, but make sure it’s well-maintained with a tidy garden, clean windows and a welcoming entrance. Clear gutters of vegetation as this is one of the most common pieces noted on a home report, along with chipped & slipped slates on a roof.
  2. Declutter: remove excess clutter to help viewers envision themselves living in the space. Create an airy & spacious atmosphere to show off each room’s potential. Don’t forget to do a quick tidy up before each viewing – and make the bed! Click here for cleaning hacks & local donation spots.
  3. Home staging: consider enlisting a professional home staging expert to enhance the visual appeal of your property. Stylish and strategically placed accessories can make a huge difference!
  4. Fix & repair: attend to any minor repairs such as cracked tiles. Broken handles or chipped paint. A well-maintained property will fill the viewer with confidence that the house has been looked after.
  5. Let there be light! Open curtains & blinds to allow natural light to flood the rooms. Bright, well-lit spaces are inviting & appealing. Consider opening the windows for a wee while to let some fresh air in too!
  6. Natural instincts: If you’re thinking of touching up walls, consider repainting them in a neutral shade. This helps viewers visualise the space without their internal bias on paint colours and taste, and can make a particular difference in the hallway & stairwell for first impressions, kitchen and lounge spaces.
  7. Create inviting spaces: set the scene by creating inviting spaces. Perhaps a cosy reading corner, an Insta-worthy set dining table or a tranquil outdoor seating area. Working from home is the norm for many people, so showcase a well-equipped and neat work station to help the viewer visualise themselves in your space.
  8. Kitchen & bathrooms: these rooms are essential to buyers so ensure they’re sparkling clean and well-presented. Fix door handles and regrout, but should you invest in upgrading your rooms to sell? Honestly, it depends from house to house and the market conditions. Your estate agent will keep you right!
  9. Sense & sensibility: appeal to the senses and create a homely ambiance during viewings. Switch the lights on, play the radio and light a scented candle. If you’re feeling up to it, bake some irresistible bread, cookies or even just a cup of coffee!
  10. The right agent: you knew that was coming, right?! When it comes to selling your home in Aberdeen, Inverurie, Banchory or Stonehaven and the surrounding areas, you deserve a tailored approach and a team that goes above and beyond to ensure your success. With Bespoke by Northwood, you’ll receive exceptional service, expert marketing and a dedicated team of professionals who truly care about achieving the best results for you.

Laura & myself have a deep passion for the area and extensive experience in the North East property market. We’ll handle every aspect of your property sale, from showcasing your home with stunning lifestyle photography to creating a bespoke marketing plan that reaches the right buyers. Your home will be listed on the biggest national portals such as RightMove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket.

Let us guide you through the selling journey with ease, supporting you at every step. Contact us today to discover the difference our boutique approach can make in selling your home, seamlessly and successfully.

Aberdeen: 01224 218450 | Inverurie: 01467 530591
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