The viewing stage is critical in selling your home. If a prospective buyer arranges a viewing for your home, they have an interest in the property, but there is no guarantee they will take this interest further. You still need to impress them, and this means you need to ensure your home is welcoming and appealing.

If you have a lot of time to prepare for a viewing, you can create a home that is of the highest standard. However, there are occasions when viewings arise out of the blue. If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare your house for a viewing, don’t panic, because there is a lot you can do in a short period.

Give yourself a chance

When you live in your home during the sales process, it is inevitable that it will develop a lived-in look. However, the tidier you can keep your home, the more chance you have of presenting well at short notice. Therefore, once you have undertaken a thorough clean, you need to treat your house with the highest respect.

If you have children, or you are laid back when it comes to tidying up as you go along, this may be a challenging process, but it is essential to do the best you can.

Focus on decluttering

Cleaning and decluttering is essential in preparing your home for a sale. When you only have a limited amount of time before a viewer arrives, focus on decluttering the house. Pack away all non-essential items, remove personal objects and try to create as much space as you can.

Investing in storage solutions will be of benefit.

Focus on the kitchen and bathroom

Every room in your house should be clean, but the hygiene levels of your kitchen and bathroom are critical in making the best impression on prospective buyers. When you have a limited amount of time to prepare your home, sweep and mop floors, wipe down all surfaces and make sure all surfaces are dry.

Remove all items that make the rooms look cluttered, and try to create a sense of order.

Vacuum all carpets

Technology has a role to play in helping you create the best impression. If you have pets or children at home, you know how vital the vacuum cleaner is. Spend time going around the room, cleaning your carpets and making the air more attractive to guests.

Change your bedding for a fresh option

Fresh and new linen is essential in grabbing people’s attention. The smell of clean sheets is very welcoming, and this will help prospective buyers to picture themselves in your home. As a quick tip, think about how you feel when you enter a hotel and see a clean and attractive bed. This is the feeling you want prospective buyers to have, so focus on achieving this style.

Add some final flourishes

Small things make a big difference around the home. Light up a scented candle, add some stylish cushions to your couch, think about placing flowers around the house and add fresh fruit to the kitchen.

When you have a viewing at short notice, there are still ways you can create the best possible impression on buyers. If you’re looking to sell your home, contact Bond Oxborough Phillips, and we’ll be happy to help.