First Impressions Sell Property
First impressions help sell property. From knocking on the front door, to viewing each room and any outside space, its essential to remember first impressions help sell your property. Our quick and easy tips will help you impress potential buyers.
Front of house
Neat and tidy landscaping will help transform the exterior look and feel of your home.
Your front door is the centrepiece of your home so a tasteful colour, potted plants and good lighting will all help to create a welcoming feel.
The entrance hall
Creates the first and last internal impression, so make sure it is the best it can be..
Make sure it is as bright and light as possible and remove any bulky furniture or obstacles.
The wrong lighting can make your home feel dark and drab.
Install brighter modern lights to make your home seem sunny, cheerful and up to date.
Paint colours are a very personal thing and many potential buyers are likely to want to customise their new home.
What is important when marketing is to make each room feel right and complement the whole property.
Neutral colours make for a good blank canvas.
Kitchen and bathroom
Unless required, avoid costly major overhauls but do make sure they are clean and tidy and make the most of the space.
If required, consider updating lighting, taps and mirrors to give a newer modernised feel.
Clean and clutter free
Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your property.
Put things you don’t really use on a daily basis out of sight or in storage.
Large items of furniture and kids toys may take up valuable space.
Buyers also expect to see a clean, well looked after home.
Avoid washing and laundry on display, cluttered worktops, overflowing bins and leftover washing up.
Whilst you love your animals, not all buyers will and some may even have allergies or phobias.
It is best to remove pet bowls, baskets and litter trays. Where possible keep any animals away from the property whilst viewings are taking place.
Pet lovers will pay more attention to your pet than your home, missing those key features.
Pet haters will feel uncomfortable, completely on their guard and rush around your property as quickly as they can.
An extension to your living space, the first thing buyers see when they walk out the back should be neat, tidy and useable space.
If need be, buy inexpensive patio furniture, potted plants and install some outdoor lighting to tie it all together.
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Preliminary Payment (Holding Deposit)
Once you have found a property and your offer has been accepted by the landlord, we will require a Preliminary Payment (Holding Deposit)
Between £500.00-£1,000.00 (depending on the value of the property), deducted from your final completion monies.
We handle all the paperwork and provide a tenancy agreement for you and your landlord to sign. The fee is based on the size of property, number of tenants and rental value:
Up to £1,500.00 pcm: £600.00 per tenancy
Up to £2,00.000 pcm: £660.00 per tenancy
Over £2,000.00 pcm: £POA per tenancy
Includes an employer’s reference to confirm your income to rent ratio for affordability, a credit history check, confirmation of residency and a previous landlord’s reference (if applicable).
£60.00 per person
Initial Move in Monies
All the initial move in monies and will need to be paid in cleared funds to us 3 days prior to move in.
The deposit will be protected as part of the tenancy deposit regulations; we use the industry renowned my|deposits. 6 weeks rent prior to moving into the property, this will be refunded to you at the end of the tenancy minus any deductions, if applicable.
Inventory Check In procedure
A convenient time will be arranged for you to meet with the inventory clerk to formally check you into the property. Prices vary according to size of property.
1 Bedroom: £145.00
2 Bedrooms: £155.00
3 Bedrooms: £175.00
4 Bedrooms: £190.00
5 Bedrooms: £210.00
Other fees that may apply
Within 5 working days or less
In the event that an appointment has been booked with you and you fail to be present at the agreed times without prior notification to us.
Renewing a tenancy
£100.00 administration fee per tenancy
Credit check at renewal
In some circumstances it may be a pre agreed requirement for a new credit check to be obtained at the point of renewal.
£60.00 per person
If you decide to move on and require for us to provide you with a reference for your new agent or landlord.
Tenancy Swap Fees
Administration: Covering contract negotiation, amending terms, updating the tenancy agreement during the tenancy and immigration and visa confirmation.
£300.00 per tenancy
Referencing: Referencing the new occupant, including identity, financial credit checks, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability
£60 per tenancy
Note: All prices quoted are inclusive of VAT at 20%.
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