Presenting Your Property
First ImpressionsA good first impression is the most important thing to a buyer – at the end of the day it’s going to be their new home. That is why we at David Key take great pride in ensuring your property is presented in the best possible light. For every property we send out a team of professional photographers, floor planners and virtual tour broadcasters.
These photographs, together with virtual tours, colour floor plans and a location map, are then used in our extensive marketing program which is bespoke and tailored to your needs. In addition your property will be showcased in our magazine, the local paper, local media as well as being displayed 24/7 on our prominent LED displays.
Light and SpaceWindows look best when they are cleaned (inside and out) and covered as little as possible. Net curtains should be taken down or slid to the side and blinds should be lifted. If possible, position the sofa against a wall. This emphasises the size of the room and creates a more attractive photo. Make sure furniture or items stored behind doors do not prevent them from opening properly. This allows space for the photographer to stand back and frame more of the room. It is particularly important that the two most attractive rooms are well prepared for the 360 degree virtual tour.
David Key’s steps to successKnowing and applying these rules will significantly improve the saleability of your home.
- Washing up and washing up equipment, kitchen towels, oven mittens, toothbrushes, shampoos etc should be placed out of sight. All kitchen and bathroom surfaces should be cleared.
- Remove from view; laundry, carrier bags, toys, colourful magazines, catalogues, tissue boxes etc
- Remove from view items with easily recognisable logos or strongly coloured packaging including food products.
- Hide cable tangles and if necessary disconnect appliances except lamps. Make sure all light bulbs work, particularly in ceiling spot lights, chandeliers and above the cooker.
- Choose light neutral coloured bed linen and make sure it is not creased.
- Fresh flowers, fruit and vegetables always look good. Remove dead plants.
- Prepare the outdoor seating area - even in winter
- Remove washing lines and loose covers.
- Mow the lawn or rake up leaves.
- Hide outdoor rubbish and recycling bins etc.