Selling your home can be a challenging process. You have likely developed many happy memories of your property. For some households, this makes leaving a wrench, but there is also the fact that these memories may colour your opinions of your home. You must create the best impression on prospective buyers, and they see things you don’t see when you look around your home. It is helpful to know what things buyers don’t like to see when viewing a property. If you know how to avoid these viewing turn-offs, you increase your chances of connecting positively with buyers.
At Dunedin Sales & Lettings, we are pleased to say we have worked closely with Rubery vendors in recent years. We have helped many homeowners engage buyers and sell their home. We know the local market, and we stay up to date with the latest market research. A recent study undertaken by an online property company spoke to 1,266 people in Britain who have viewed several properties between August of 2018 and July of 2019. The findings provide a handy list of things buyers don’t want to see when they view a property. The most commonly cited viewing turn-off was extensive marks, cracks or stains on floors, ceilings and walls. 76% of respondents said this would be enough to put them off the property, so if you are selling your home, bear this in mind. It is easy to see why prospective buyers have a problem with these issues. Cracks possibly indicate an underlying problem at the property, and marks and stains are off-putting when a home should be in pristine condition.
Another commonly cited problem was issues relating to bathroom fixtures. If there was low water pressure in the bath or shower, or the toilet didn’t flush, buyers would be put off. The bathroom is an integral room in any property. It is often the smallest room, but it has a huge role to play in the running of a household and ensuring people get on with their day in an effective manner. Bathroom problems represent a significant problem for many prospective buyers, as they know how negatively it affects their life. Some issues are rooted in common sense. It is no surprise that 66% of respondents cited exposed wires as being an issue they were unhappy with when viewing a property. Exposed wires represent a significant health and safety hazard. Anyone placing their home up for sale should ensure they don’t have any aspects which pose a health risk, as this will make many buyers turn away. Other features cited by prospective buyers as a viewing turn-off include:
• Excessive mould in the bathroom • Damaged or broken window doors and frames • Rusting exterior or interior pipes • Light switches or fixtures not working • Damaged or worn-out carpet
When you are preparing a home for sale, there is a lot to consider. However, you must present the property in the best manner. Bear these complaints in mind when preparing your home for a sale. If you are a Rubery vendor looking to sell your home, it is best to get help from local experts. We are pleased to say we have assisted many local vendors in Rubery to sell their home, and we look forward to helping you. When you need the best standard of property sales guidance, contact Dunedin Sales & Lettings, and we will be happy to help.
Dunedin Sales & Lettings are pleased to announce we have acquired Wise Move Estate Agents. As a company, Dunedin Sales and Lettings has strived to provide the best standard of residential estate agency services in South Birmingham, Rubery. The company specialises in letting, selling and property management, and the acquisition of Wise Move will allow us to provide more property and a more extensive service to our clients.
Dunedin Sales & Lettings has been operating for six years, with the sales element introduced around a year ago, in 2018. The company has always aimed to provide a professional and friendly service, befitting of a leading independent agency.
Two strong independent estate agents are coming together to offer better services
Wise Move has been operating for ten years and has also been a strong independent agency in this time. The acquisition brings two well-regarded local agents together, creating a more powerful agency, without losing the independent spirit or drive that helped make both companies a suitable choice for local landlords, tenants and vendors.
Both firms and their employees placed significant importance on customer service, and this will continue. Letting or selling property is stressful, and it is easy to see people want the highest standard of support and guidance. Expert advice gleaned from many years in the industry is essential, but so is being relatable.
People need support and advice from experts when letting or selling
The sums of money, and what is at stake with rental property and selling homes should never be forgotten. A home is everything for people and families, and for landlords, it is an essential source of income. Dunedin Sales & Lettings treat clients how we expect to be treated as individuals, and this underpins everything we do.
Maxine Kelly, Director of Dunedin Sales & Lettings, spoke about her plans for the company after the acquisition of Wise Move, saying; “I opened Dunedin as a cold start business and I am so proud of where the business is today. However, I still want to do so much more. I would like to grow the business offering excellent customer service.”
One aim Maxine has for the future is to grow the sales side of the company, and the new-look company is ideally placed to achieve this. Existing customers can rest assured there will be more of the same when it comes to what Dunedin Sales & Lettings offer to the local market but in larger volume.
While there are many different viewpoints on the rental and property market these days, people are still buying and selling homes, and landlords and tenants are still engaging in letting property. It is perfectly understandable people want to make informed decisions, and to feel as confident as possible when it comes to a property move.
With Dunedin Sales & Lettings acquiring Wise Move, there is a more exceptional standard of support and assistance available in the South Birmingham rental and property market. If you would like to learn how we can help you, please get in touch today.