A one-stop shop for the selling and buying of holiday homes, lodges, caravans, motorhomes, camping equipment, boats and all things leisure, ThinkLeisure.co.uk offers a marketplace for both private and trade sales.
Ed Williams, Director of ThinkLeisure.co.uk, says: “When trying to sell your holiday home, lodge or even caravan there is a lot to think about, but if you are going to maximise your return, especially in the current market, it is essential that your property is in the best shape possible before putting it up for sale.
“On ThinkLeisure.co.uk we see hundreds of properties, so we’ve put together our tips to offer sellers inexpensive ways of preparing their property for sale and achieving the best possible price. From making sure your photographs are good quality for marketing purposes, to fixing a dripping tap, little things can make a huge impact on your sale success.”
1. First Impressions Count - Make sure that the area surrounding your lodge, holiday home or caravan is kept neat and tidy. Cut the grass, remove weeds, sweep up any debris and use plants to enhance the area outside.
2. Give It The Once Over - Rather than redecorate completely give the place a fresh coat of paint where needed. You don’t have to spend a lot but just go over any marks or scratches to freshen up the property. And don’t forget to give it a good clean – there’s nothing worse than a dirty kitchen or bathroom.
3. De-Clutter - Try to remove any trinkets you keep in your home to help give potential buyers a better feeling of the space available and allow them to picture the place how they would like it.
4. Make Sure Your Home Smells Nice - If you can be at the home, try burning fragrant candles or home baking, and while coffee might be a cliché it can really work to create a welcoming aroma. If you can’t be there ask your selling agent to check it, and use plug-in air fresheners or pot pourri to keep it smelling fresh.
5. Do It Yourself - If there are any little jobs that need doing around the place make sure they are done before arranging visits. Leaks and other minor jobs can easily put potential buyers off.
6. Improve Lighting - The lighting in each room is important so let in as much natural light as possible and use the most suitable lighting in each room to create a welcoming atmosphere.
7. No Pets Allowed - Don’t have pets in the lodge/holiday home during the selling period, as it can put off potential buyers who are not animal friendly or allergic to pets.
8. Dress Each Room - The little touches can make a huge difference to potential buyers. Cushions, throws, pictures, gadgets - they can all help create a homely feeling or an aspirational lifestyle.
9. Be Clear On What’s Included - Make sure from the start that you outline what is included in the sale and what is excluded, such as furnishings and site fees.
10. Take Good Photos - Remember, photos are one of the key ways of getting people through the door so make sure they are good quality and that there are plenty to choose from to give potential buyers a good impression of the property.
For more information visit www.thinkleisure.co.uk
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