Making a great first impression is absolutely critical to expediting the sale of your home, especially in a buyer’s market like Hua Hin. Marketing and showing your property in its finest state attracts buyers’ interest, increases viewings and gives you a far higher chance of actually selling your property.
As a seller in this market you can play a hugely important role in this process and achieving your objective. Properly preparing your home for photos and photos helps us to capture people’s attention and having the property in its best possible condition for viewings helps to create that all important first impression.
Here are some simple tips that can help to achieve this:
Having everything super neat and tidy is a good start. Remove all items out of sight such as tissue boxes, remote controls, and personal photos. If large rugs cover beautiful tiles, remove them. Take away any toys etc. Make sure everything is clean and that the sofa cushions are arranged neatly.
Kitchens and Dining Areas
Wipe everything down and put all appliances and utensils away. Remove magnets and photos from the refrigerator. Hide sponges and soap dispensors. Set the dining table properly as if you are ready for a dinner party. A bottle of wine on the table is a nice touch.
Make the beds properly and hide any children’s toys. Hide tissue boxes, personal items, remote controls, alarm clocks and phone chargers. It is very important that bedrooms feel comfortable and inviting. Make sure all lamps are working and switched on.
Hide all toiletries, toothbrushes and cosmetics – even the items in the shower or bath. Remove floor rugs and make everything squeaky clean. Have clean, folded towels in the rack and not just hanging over the side of the bath or shower.
Make sure the lawn looks presentable and the garden has plenty of attractive colours. An attractive tropical garden can be a real selling point for a property. Roll up hoses and put all of the terrace furniture out with their cushions. Make sure trash cans are not visible.
Make sure all of the lights are on, blinds and curtains are open and ceiling fans are on. If bulbs are out get them replaced beforehand. If you have pets take them somewhere else while clients view the property. It’s very off-putting for people if there are dogs running around while they are trying to get a feel for the property and if they are not pet people it will certainly put them off.
Finally, strive to make it feel like nobody lives there and that it would be very easy for people to move in and make it their own home.