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Making the most out of summertime viewings

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Summer is here and what a great time to make the most out of your viewings. When you are selling a property, it is always best to show off your homes assets whether it is the beautiful garden, high spec kitchen or a fully tiled bathroom. In the summer, viewers will have the opportunity to view your home in the evening without it being dark and this works well for creating a narrative and ultimately, selling your home. Here are some tips on making the most out of your summertime viewings:

Understand the position of the sun – It is vital that you know where the sun is positioned your gardens aspect. You can use it to your benefit by positioning the garden furniture in an area that catches the sun. It means prospective buyers will be able to imagine themselves in the home they hope to buy.

Take advantage of the bright evenings – There is nothing better than viewing a home in the summer because potential buyers can see the home in all its glory, in the evening after work. We know more and more people are busy and daytime viewings are hard to come by unless it is a Saturday so with the bright evenings, it makes viewings better. With the longer evenings, prospective buyers tend not to be as tired, as they would be in the winter months, thanks to the brighter days. Don’t underestimate the summertime viewing benefits, as no one wants to view a home in the dark, as it doesn’t show them what the home has to offer. Daylight is so important and with longer evenings this gives more opportunities to view your property and more viewings equals more interest!

Have the garden in top condition – Yes, you may be moving out, but you need to showcase the best of your home. Stay on top of the gardening and ensure the grass is freshly cut and the plants are well-maintained. Don’t forget to keep the windows shiny and clean so when prospective buyers are having a look around, they can see outside in perfect view without smears on the windows. When your garden is in good condition it does give it the ‘wow’ factor so invest in keeping your garden beautiful for the viewing appointments.

Think of the welcoming committee – Homes look better once they are beautifully presented in the summer with clean footpaths, welcoming mats and flowers lined up outside. The evenings give prospective buyers a chance to see what their new community of neighbours may be like and how busy the estate is. If buyers have children, they may want to see what way the estate is for safety reasons or how fast traffic goes in or out of the neighbourhood. At the beginning of summer, you may find a lot of interest from some families for a property as they are planning for the school year ahead. Working around family is a major contributing factor to selling properties.

Light, airy and comfortable – Before viewings, leave the windows open to let air through the house. Light summer infused candles and place potpourri strategically to give viewers the first instance of smell once they enter your home. Keep the fireplace clean and polish to keep dust at bay, that may show up in the sun filled days. Give the floor a good mop and de-clutter quickly before viewings to give your home the best chance to prove itself to be the best choice for prospective buyers!

For your FREE, no obligation, valuation in the South Wicklow and North Wexford area, call into one of our offices (located in Carnew and Gorey) and chat to any of our expert team or you can contact us online at www.KinsellaEstates.ie. We are happy to facilitate overseas buyers and sellers via Skype or similar, outside of regular office hours.  Alternatively, email me directly on michael@kinsellaestates.ie or telephone: +353 53 94 21718