Q: Why spend on the property if you’re just going to sell it?
A: Understand your buyer
The purpose of this part of the process is to stage your property correctly in order to enhance its appeal and generate as many interested buyers as possible. When the property is advertised publicly, it needs to be eye-catching and impressive and sometimes the only way to capture that wow-factor is to renovate where required.
More often than not, many sellers don’t take the time to consider the buyer’s perspective when viewing potential properties to purchase. Everyone imagines buying the palace of their dreams for as little as possible, however most buyer’s realise that this is an unlikely eventuality and thence come back to reality. What we do know for sure is that most buyers don’t want to have to spend a huge amount of money on a property they’ve just purchased correcting small and minor, but annoying, defects. In most cases, this is because they literally cannot afford to spend again so soon after buying.
Here is where we make the difference. We bring this element of reality to all our sellers and help you through making the correct decisions of how to prepare your property before putting it on the market. This process shouldn’t be rushed if it doesn’t need to be and you’ll see all the benefits in the long run.
We never suggest unnecessary works – only the crucial elements that will really make a difference
If you are considering carrying out some works to your property before putting it on the market, we understand that you would naturally look to recover the cost of this through an increased sale price. In this case, we recommend that you get our Market Appraisal report which will advise you on limiting the works to that which is most relevant to achieving the sale. This would also look to minimise your outlay and will give you a good starting point to know whether it is worth doing any renovations at all.
We have our recommended contractors (who we use for all of our managed properties) ready to provide a quote for you at your request. The idea is that we all need to work together to visualise the outcome then take the correct steps in executing the plan to achieve the desired results. We’re here every step of the way to ensure everything is going as anticipated.
It’s surprising to see how many properties get a huge transformation after just a simple paint job both inside and out. Buyer’s welcome this and can either immediately fall in love with your property and rush to place an offer, or get turned away completely if the property shows signs of being neglected.
A good quotation should have:
- A fixed total price – not a daily rate
- A breakdown of all the work to be done
- Separate costs for each material and part of work
- How long the price is valid for
- If the price includes VAT
- When the price can go up