How to hold house viewings
A good house viewing plays a huge part in the sale of your home. As SellMyHome is an online estate agent, our vendors conduct their own viewings, because they know their home better than anyone else.
To give the best house viewing possible, it’s important to be prepared. There are a number of ways you can do this. It’s always useful to do some research and think about what questions a potential buyer may want to ask you.
Buyers may want to know how good the transport links are around your home. It’s good to know how regularly the local trains or buses run, and how long it takes to get to major landmarks from your house. It’s also helpful to let them know about parking around the property. These are the details that you will have picked up over time but you can also look on transport information sites like National Rail or even Google.
You may also want to do some research on local schools, so you can tell the buyer about the catchment areas for the best schools in your area.
One of the best parts of the vendor conducting their own viewings is that they can share their local knowledge – you can tell the prospective buyer about why they should move to the area and fill them in on the best local amenities in the area. Tell them what your favourite pubs, restaurants and parks are near your house.
There are a few things you can do to make your home more presentable for viewings – firstly it’s a good idea to put away any personal photos and knick-knacks that may be on display. You want the viewer to be able to imagine themselves living in your house, and that’s hard to do when your family photos are on display.
Clean and tidy the house. You want your house to be looking at its best, so give the house a thorough clean through before any viewings.
If a potential buyer is interested in the house after the first viewing, they may want a more in depth second viewing to learn a bit more about the property. We suggest giving the viewer some space to have a look around by themselves to help them imagine the property as their own home.
During the second viewing, the viewer may want to know about details such as the gas and electricity meters, the boiler, thermostat, insulation and the stopcock to shut off the water, so it’s good to have this information at hand.
If you’re enthusiastic about the area and make sure your house is looking its best, you’ll be more than ready to hold a great house viewing!
Head over to our blog for some great tips and tricks from our interiors expert in presenting your home for viewings in Spring
Or head back to the selling guide for more tips and tricks to sell your home.