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The best way to do a viewing?

The tips below from Samantha Ashdown are great, showing the bedrooms in reverse order and showing the garden half way through are fantastic ideas.

I would also suggest the following, if you are doing viewings on your own property.

- if it is winter or even just a cool day, put the heating on. Make the house feel warm and inviting.


- bake a cake

Amy, our accompanied viewer, told me of a property she has shown people, which has the heating on and the vendor had done some baking. It makes the house lovely and warm, and smell delicious. It really does make a difference, and helps viewers imagine themselves living there.

Samantha Ashdown of Home-Truths says:

"There's no special way to do a viewing: after all, houses sell themselves, don't they?

It's certainly true that if someone doesn't like a house, there's little you can do to change their minds and make them fall in love with it. But there are a few tips and tactics that can move the maybes just enough to make them want the property. Try these ideas and see if they help you conduct the perfect viewing:

· Start in the best room downstairs and end in the best room upstairs, or if it's not a house, end in the 2nd best room;

· Show the bedrooms in reverse order, to make the largest feel bigger;

· Always show the garden halfway through the viewing, so that your viewers don't escape from the garden: you really want them to have a second look round, and they won't do that if they end in the garden;

· Showing them round the garden partway through the viewing means you need those little plastic bootees, which you can buy for pennies from hardware stores, or online"

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