Posted on April 15, 2020 by Tom Grant
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Now is an excellent time for prospective vendors to prepare for sale – good preparation is a vital step all sellers can make now to help achieve a successful property sale, once the coronavirus danger has receded.

The daffodils have bloomed and the bluebells are about to, it should be a perfect time to sell your property – except it isn’t. Instead our actions are about saving lives by staying at and working from home.

It might seem counterintuitive, but this might be the ideal time to at least start planning your next move – and particularly the sale of your home. As the country deals with CV19, there are many positive moves you can make to prepare your property for the market – when the threat is well and truly over. So why not use these weeks ahead to take a step back and try to see your property through a future buyer’s eyes?

Estate agents have always talked about kerb appeal – how well a property looks to a passer-by. This first impression is still important, but more so at the moment is screen appeal. Most potential buyers will see your property via a mobile or other device, not by walking or driving past.

This provides sellers with a great marketing opportunity. On screen you have the chance to present your property at its very best, all the time – regardless of weather and other detrimental factors. With the benefit of extra time, photographs of your property can be taken on a lovely bright day with the sun in just the right direction – and with the windows sparkling clean. Your garden can look its best with no cars in the drive or bins in the way. In other words, you have control of what people see on screen in a way that you can’t always have when someone is randomly driving past at any time of the day.

So, why not make full use of this opportunity? Remember, if a buyer doesn’t think you are proud of your property they probably won’t be interested in buying it. Your property deserves to look its best, you need to make a great impression.

At Grant & Co we can advise you how to make your property look the best it can on screen, ready for when that critical buyer comes calling online. We understand how vital it is to create an excellent first impression – after all, you will never get a second chance to make a first impression.