Kelrick Properties - Selling tips

Skip To Content

Selling tips

When moving and selling, remember to dress your home for success:

Exterior

  • Keep grass and shrubs trimmed, make sure lawn is mowed and weed flower beds.
  • If you have pets, clean up animal hairs regularly and secure pets when the house is being shown.
  • Make any needed repairs to fences. A neat, well-painted fence gives a good first impression.
  • Your front door should be refinished or painted if it shows excessive wear, polish any brass fixtures.
  • Check exterior paintwork is in good condition.

Interior

  • Keep your house clean and tidy at all times in case a viewing is arranged at short notice.
  • Avoid using strong smelling foods and off-putting strong cleaning solutions. Some smells, eg. Baked bread, coffee brewing etc. have a positive effect.
  • Touch up paintwork if needed with any left-over paint you have.
  • Keep colours neutral - light colours make rooms appear fresh as well as larger.
  • Keep carpets and curtains clean.
  • Before a showing, open the blinds and curtains and turn on the lights, even during the day. You want the house as light as possible.
  • Fresh flowers create a favoured reaction.
  • Consider putting excess furniture into a garden shed or garage.
  • On cold days, arrange for the central heating to come on before the viewing or in hot weather, open windows for fresh air.

Had a few estate agents interested in selling our property in Haydock, but having met Kelrick agent (Pauline from the Ashton-Makerfield branch) was very impressed with her professional, positive and proactive attitude. She clearly has an excellent understanding and knowledge of the local property market. Our requirement and expectations were discussed, the property was viewed, the valuation agreed and website uploaded within a day. The property advertisement was well presented, the attention to detail backed up with quality photos were key selling factors. The agent fees were considered reasonable and competitive.

Throughout the process, Pauline & her staff were very pleasant, always contactable, offered guidance and valuable advice, communicated frequently and effectively. You put trust into agents in selling a property, but we were positive from the outset that a sale would be agreed, and Kelricks delivered within less than 6months. In summary, an excellent, stress free service, with professional people that have the required skillset/experience to sell properties and importantly, have your interest in mind and not commission driven. From my experience, I would highly recommend Kelrick services to anyone contemplating putting their property up for sale.

Paul Mcguire, Seller, Haydock - June 2018

The best Letting agency I have ever been with. Patient, kind and kept us informed every step of the way. Danielle especially is a joy to talk to and has made us very confident that letting from them is no mistake. I would recommend them to anyone looking to rent a property. Every detail is cut and dry - not full of legal jargon that you have to use a dictionary to read. Kelrick Properties makes this easy and fun.

Kelly Watkinson, Tenant, Wigan - December 2017