Essential Tips: Selling your home

Selling your home can often be a demanding and stressful time, however, there are some tips that can optimise your home for a much faster sale.  


The first step is to choose the right agency to work with. This doesn’t just mean someone who will arrange your viewings and close the deal, but a company who is just as invested in the process as you are. The SMARTHOST approach does vary from others, because we make it a priority to differ in the way we cater to the needs of our clients. 


In each aspect of what we do, we aim to be viewed as personal partners to our clients in their property endeavours. Therefore, not only do we aim to source the most lucrative deals but also to offer our full support and advice throughout. With that being said, we know that not every homeowner wishes to delegate all the responsibility to a property management company. Some landlords may have the experience and wish to undertake full responsibility of selling the home, which is why we have modified our packages and mode of operations. 


This, in conjunction with our experience over the last year, has allowed us to reform our sales business model and become fully contactless. Enabling landlords to carry out their property transactions in a fully remote manner. 


For people to envision themselves in your home, it is highly recommended to not personalize the space too much but to keep things clean and minimal. Get rid of any excess stuff that may have accumulated over time and tend to any necessary maintenance works. Whether its fixing a hole in the wall or removing lime scale, carrying out these tasks will make the property much more appealing to those viewing it. 


Moreover, another essential tip to sell your home faster is to get professional photographs taken. Regardless the size of the property, having high quality photos that highlight the features of your home are extremely important in targeting potential buyers. When listing your property, the front shot or ‘main image’ should be motivating and alluring the prospective buyers browsing the platform, so investing and making the effort to hire a company that includes this within their packages is a benefit. 


A very important aspect of this process is the listing itself, your listing description should cover the most attractive features of the property, including location, main facilities and any special add-ons. In addition to this, it is important to know where to advertise and how to reach the maximum number of buyers. We work closely with our trusted partners like Rightmove, who have once targeted over 6 million users in just one day!


They are also the 6th most visited website within the UK and therefore we leverage off this opportunity to professional list our properties. Moreover, sellers have the chance to upgrade their listing on the site to include additional photographs and increase their visibility by over 30%. 

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