September is generally a great month for new properties coming on the market and generally lots of activity. With more active buyers, there are also more choice for them.
More Viewings mean more chances of offers, and when the offers start rolling in, they get higher if there‘s a little competition or you have a hot property (one everyone wants). More viewings means higher prices.
What 6 things can you do right now to get more viewings?
Call your agent
Remind them of your home especially if they have over 100 properties on their books. That most probably means they have many houses like yours, remind them why yours is special, and keep in touch with them regularly, let them know you’ll be doing so too, so that they can always be proactive.
Are your outside pictures of a sunny day? Sunshine and blue skies sell houses. It will get more people over your threshold this month. Ask your agent to re-photograph on a great day
Move the car for the front photo and if possible the neighbours cars too. This will prevent your potential buyers making assumptions about you and/or your neighbours and make it more likely to phone and request a viewing
Tidy your front garden, clear up the leaves that are starting to fall and keep grass short and neat
Make sure your agents board is clean, not sun bleached or damaged and in the best position for traffic coming both ways. More visibility!
Paint your front door, polish your door furniture or if you have a Upvc door a quick wash to make it sparkle. Don’t forget to sweep the driveway!
September is a fantastic month for all things property! Now the kids have gone back to school it’s time to get stuck into those projects and little DIY jobs that have been on hold. I love showing property in September, the days are still fairly long there’s plenty of sunshine around and people have moving goals for Christmas.
How is your home selling? What is your biggest moving challenge right now? I’d love to know, send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see if your challenge is something I have an answer for!
Have a wonderful day