It is normal practice for sellers to leave a set of keys with their estate agent so that they can show the property to prospective buyers without having to rely on the seller being home. Viewings can be a little disruptive so if you want to restrict the times at which buyers can look around your property, you should agree this with your estate agent from the beginning, along with any other arrangements that you may wish to make.
Buyers often prefer to look around a property whilst the vendor is not in, as it allows them to look around more thoroughly and discuss it more openly. However, if you are present while a viewing is taking place, you can offer to answer any questions the buyer has and provide an insight into the area or what you think is so special about your property. For instance, does the garden catch the sun in the evening? Is it easy to keep warm in the winter? Are the neighbours friendly? What’s the local school like?
Once your property is on the market, you’ll need to keep on top of cleanliness and clutter every day in case of any unexpected viewings. Avoiding cooking smelly foods and using scented candles can also help keep the property smelling fresh. These small but noticeable acts can help buyers picture themselves living in your property, making them more likely to place an offer.
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