Prepare your home for an open inspection

Friday 23 Nov 2018

There are many different ways to market your home, but perhaps one of the most effective is to hold an open inspection. This will give people the opportunity to take a look round and ask you anything they might want to know about the property - and the best part is you can host it whenever you like!

Prepare your home for an open inspection

However, you'll need to make sure your property is in top shape if it's going to attract potential buyers and ultimately sell for the price you've put it on the market for.

Keep it clean

This might sound obvious, but would-be buyers are going to find a dirty or untidy home an immediate turn off. Not only does it make them less likely to be able to imagine themselves living there, but it'll also lead them to question how long they will need to spend keeping it up to the required standard.

Invite in light and air

Nobody likes a stuffy house, which is why you need to think carefully about how you can invite natural light and air into your home. There are various ways of achieving this, such as carefully selecting your window coverings and choosing your colour scheme wisely. Paler shades will help reflect the light more effectively.

Appeal to the senses

It's also a great idea to think about how your property appeals to the senses. Invest in some fresh cut flowers so it smells pleasant, or a few scented candles if you'd prefer. If your property is located somewhere particularly noisy - such as next to a school playground or main road - you might want to keep the windows shut to show how effective the sound-proofing is. The best way to prepare for an open inspection is to ask what you would like to see in a potential property and move forward from there.


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The following advice is of a general nature only and intended as a broad guide. The advice should not be regarded as legal, financial or real estate advice. You should make your own inquiries and obtain independent professional advice tailored to your specific circumstances before making any legal, financial or real estate decisions.