Selling Property In Newhaven
Our Tips For Selling Your Property In Newhaven
Selling your property, if not handled correctly, can be a long and stressful experience. You want to make sure you get the right price for your home and to see it sold quickly. This is where we come in, Open House, the leading estate agent for Newhaven. We pride ourselves on our 24/7 availability, in-depth local knowledge and our ability to remove the stress from selling your property – giving you peace of mind. Our dynamic duo of Neil and Stuart have over 30 years’ experience working together and being locals, know the area like the back of their hands. Here are some of our tips for selling your property in Newhaven.
The First Impression
Remember the importance of the first impression; in this case we are referring to the front of the house, also known as your “kerb appeal”. What does your property look like to those walking by? You want the potential buyer to be impressed from the word go, having a fresh coat of paint, making sure the grass is cut and the windows clean will go a long way to showing your house in the best light. A high quality first impression is also great for when we use our professional photographers to showcase your property. For an extra step, consider buying some extra flowers or hanging baskets to add more colour to the garden. With the backdrops of the South Downs and the sea available to you in Newhaven, make sure your property is equally as scenic for any visitors interested in buying.
One of our favourite parts of Newhaven and why we love to sell property here is the fact that it’s a wonderful port town; blessed with its own marina, harbour, beautiful cliffside and beach views. Because we’ve worked in the area for so many years, we know the benefits of this hidden gem of a town. This means that when walking a potential buyer through the property, our passion drives the sale and creates an excitement for the buyer to live in the area. This personalised experience and our expert local knowledge is what sets us apart from the other estate agents in Newhaven.
A Tidy House Is A Desirable House
This one can be a little trickier for those living in the property they’re looking to sell and especially for those with young children running around too! However, when it comes to presenting the rooms; having not just a clean room but a tidy room makes all the difference in both the photos and the walk through. People want to imagine themselves living there and nobody wants to picture themselves living in a home with a dining room table full of work papers or the pets toys scattered across the living room floor, no matter how true that reality is for a lot of us.
There are some obvious points to this too; a fresh lick of paint in neutral colours goes a long way and removing clutter and the rooms kept light and airy to allow the buyer to navigate easily. Something that we’ve found some overlook is utilising the illusion of space with a mirror in the hallway or having a few plants or flowers around to help the house feel fresh. Newhaven is host to its own retail park and wonderful garden centre; Paradise Park, so any little DIY projects can be handled, and wonderful fresh plants can be purchased too in order to spruce up a room when needed.
Know the Best Rooms and Aspects
This will be different for every property; some will have fantastic views of the harbour like the flats on Fort Rise, others will have spacious living rooms like a wonderful bungalow we sold in Cantercrow Hill. Whatever your best rooms are; it’s important to highlight them and this is something we can help you identify. We will be able to identify aspects of your home to highlight in photos and when guiding a buyer through; our experience and knowledge of what sells a property in different parts of town to different buyers will ensure you get the best price for your property and the sale goes through without a hitch.
When looking for an estate agent in Newhaven to sell your property; look no further than Open House. The knowledge and experience we’ve gained over the last 30 years has become an encyclopaedia for us; we pride ourselves on the personalised experience, we know that selling your home is one of biggest things you’re going to do in your life. To us you’re not just a number, we’re with you every step of the way. If you’re selling your home in Newhaven or Denton and want to know how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today.