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Lincolnshire estate agents on the matter of clutter

Deciding to sell your property is one of the biggest decisions you can make, say Lincolnshire estate agents, but the real challenge can lie in getting your property fit for market. Clutter is a word that comes up in property marketing time and time again. As Lincolnshire estate agents we are invited to hundreds of homes across the county by prospective sellers looking for an appraisal of their property. Along the way we have seen some of the very best - and the very worst - examples of presentation, and clutter plays its part in how successfully a house is perceived. Clutter comes in many forms and an over abundance of personal effects can hinder a sale for many reasons. Firstly, clutter can get in the way of good viewings - physically and mentally. A possible buyer needs to be able to see the potential of a room and if there is too much 'stuff', they may struggle to visualise themselves living there. There's also the practicality of clutter - piles of shoes in the hallway might just trip viewers up, and it's not fair to ask visitors to shuffle between surplus items of furniture. Clutter also sends out a subliminal signal - that there is not enough storage or space. That might not necessarily be true but piles of paperwork left on the dining table, packets and jars filling the kitchen work surface and clothes spilling out of the wardrobe may make viewers rethink a possible offer. Spring is traditionally a time for a big clear out and if you're hoping to sell your property before summer, now is a brilliant time to streamline. Concentrate on what is visible to the naked eye and think of the three Rs: rehome, resell, recycle. Think about a temporary home for anything that is getting in the way but you can't bear to be parted from. Make use of any loft or garage space where you can store overspill. Large items of furniture that make rooms feel cramped should be put into storage. The most attractive properties for sale in Lincolnshire are the ones that look neat, tidy and spacious - all three of these objectives can be achieved through decluttering. Your property will also photograph better after a 'less is more' blitz - a crucial fact when it's widely believed that over 90% of property searches star online, with viewers making a beeline for the images. If you would like an appraisal of a property you are hoping to sell, or would like advice on presenting your property before viewings and photography, contact Winkworth today.

Deciding to sell your property is one of the biggest decisions you can make, say Lincolnshire estate agents, but the real challenge can lie in getting your property fit for market. Clutter is a word that comes up in property marketing time and time again. As Lincolnshire estate agents we are invited to hundreds of homes across the county by prospective sellers looking for an appraisal of their property. Along the way we have seen some of the very best - and the very worst - examples of presentation, and clutter plays its part in how successfully a house is perceived.

Clutter comes in many forms and an over abundance of personal effects can hinder a sale for many reasons. Firstly, clutter can get in the way of good viewings - physically and mentally. A possible buyer needs to be able to see the potential of a room and if there is too much 'stuff', they may struggle to visualise themselves living there. There's also the practicality of clutter - piles of shoes in the hallway might just trip viewers up, and it's not fair to ask visitors to shuffle between surplus items of furniture.

Clutter also sends out a subliminal signal - that there is not enough storage or space. That might not necessarily be true but piles of paperwork left on the dining table, packets and jars filling the kitchen work surface and clothes spilling out of the wardrobe may make viewers rethink a possible offer.

Spring is traditionally a time for a big clear out and if you're hoping to sell your property before summer, now is a brilliant time to streamline. Concentrate on what is visible to the naked eye and think of the three Rs: rehome, resell, recycle. Think about a temporary home for anything that is getting in the way but you can't bear to be parted from. Make use of any loft or garage space where you can store overspill. Large items of furniture that make rooms feel cramped should be put into storage.

The most attractive properties for sale in Lincolnshire are the ones that look neat, tidy and spacious - all three of these objectives can be achieved through decluttering. Your property will also photograph better after a 'less is more' blitz - a crucial fact when it's widely believed that over 90% of property searches star online, with viewers making a beeline for the images.

If you would like an appraisal of a property you are hoping to sell, or would like advice on presenting your property before viewings and photography, contact Winkworth today.

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