Stage your home for
a successful viewing in 3 steps

As you can imagine, we have a lot of experience with property viewings. And, with the help of feedback from our purchasing clients, over the years we’ve found out best ways to show off your property. Here’s the good news: there are things you can do to help!

So, what are the top 3 things you can do to maximize the viewings on your property?

Click one of the steps above to find out more information.

1. De-clutter

The first step on your home staging journey is to de-clutter your home as much as possible. This is obviously more difficult if you are currently living in the house. There are, however, small things you can do that will take no more than 15 minutes. For example, removing items like fly swats, ashtrays and used mugs from tables, clearing the kitchen work surfaces, emptying any exposed bins, tidying up any pool/garden equipment (where applicable) from the outside areas, storing any brooms, mops and other cleaning supplies can all help to make your home more attractive to the client. First impressions are so important on viewings.

2. Stage

Now, this is where you can get creative. We believe that when you purchase a property in our region you are buying so much more than a house, you are buying the lifestyle that that property can give you. You as a vendor can help a prospective purchaser envision what their life could be like here. Things like laying out a bowl of citrus fruits on the table showing off the local produce, putting out a bottle of wine and couple of glasses, offering a glass of iced water on arrival all aid a buyer to feel at home. Try to make the viewing experience as memorable as possible.

Some feedback we have never received: “this house is too bright!” Make sure your property is as sunny as possible when the clients arrive. This means opening all the blinds/shutters and turning on all light sources.

3. You

You are the biggest selling point of your house. It’s important for clients to see why you fell in love with your property. Where is your favourite spot to spend time? Think about this and purposely sit there during a viewing. If the clients are interested in your property and have any specific questions, they will come to you and when they do they’ll be sat in the very best place to admire the view/pool area/spacious living room, etc. See what I’m getting at? Give the clients space, let them feel their own way around the property so the viewing is as relaxed and informal as possible.

We believe that by incorporating these three things into your viewing preparations, you will create a greater lasting first impression.

The Reservation

So you found the property you liked. You put in an offer, and when both parties agree then...

Reservation deposit of 3000-6000 Euro. This step is meant to: Show intent, take the property off the market, and for your lawyer to start the legal searches.

The solicitor can open your bank account on your behalf if given power of attorney, and will also apply for your NIE number - or Tax identification number - at the Tax Office in Malaga.

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