Summer marketing tips...

12 August 2016

Summer marketing tips...

During the summer holidays the property market may be a bit quieter but we still have many viewers still actively looking to buy.  

If you’re selling, there are plenty of things you can do to help make sure your property catches their eye - here are some top tips from Peter Reed, sales manager at Storrington

Looking good

Photos should be seasonal with summer colour. Any daffodils in the pictures will show the property has been on the market for months or more and at this time of year, photos just a few weeks old may need updating to keep them fresh and seasonal.  

For extra visibility, ask your agent to put a board up - people spending their holidays in the area or visiting friends could well be enchanted with the idea of moving here permanently and a board makes your property easier to spot.

Turning up the temperature

The same rules apply year round in that you should keep the house at a comfortable temperature, not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer so open the windows and if you have time, a vase of summer flowers always looks great.

Garden growth

It’s vital to keep the garden looking its best and growth kept under control. Don’t underestimate the impact of a freshly cut lawn on first impressions and keep the children’s outdoor toys to one area of the back garden if possible.

A safe getaway

When you’re heading off on holiday, let your agent know. Make sure they have a full set of keys, including back doors as viewers will want to step outside. Check the security systems the agent has in place to make sure your home is in safe hands while you’re away.

Keep in touch

Thankfully most people have mobile phones which makes negotiations much easier when sellers are away.  Keep it switched on or check in regularly and you could find yourself toasting your new sale from the poolside.

If you’d like further advice or suggestions about buying or selling your property, or you’re just curious about the current market, please get in touch with your local office.  

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