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The National Federation of Independent Estate Agents In association with

The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services NFIEA TIPS ON SELLING:

Presentation - Presentation - Presentation

Front of house, garden and garage “Kerb appeal”. This is the first impression a buyer has of your property. Make it a good one. De-clutter your garden (hire a skip if need be). Freshen up old or peeling paintwork, repair garage doors, etc.

Finish those D.I.Y. Jobs! Unfinished D.I.Y jobs, whether inside or out, large or small. These are very off-putting to a potential buyer and gives them a good excuse to ask for a substantial reduction in the price you are asking. Investing in a good general builder will soon put these to right and add to the value of your property.

Inside of house - Ensure that your home is warm, bright, clean, looks spacious and is clutter free. Get rid of all those things you don't use (put them into storage). Clean or replace old or worn out carpets. Don't leave piles of dirty washing or ironing lying around. If a room looks tired, a coat of paint in a neutral colour makes a lot of difference. Kitchens - Make sure your kitchen is clean, tidy and clutter free. Don’t have dirty dishes or unfinished meals lying around on the work tops. If your kitchen units are a bit dated, just changing the doors is an inexpensive way to give them a new lease of life. Remember, most women buying property are swayed by the kitchen. Bathrooms - Make sure your bathroom is bright, warm and inviting. Replace missing tiles. Re-grouting can also give it a new lease of life. If the bathroom suite is old, invest in a new one. This will pay dividends and is much more appealing to a prospective buyer. Pets (especially dogs) - Take them out of the way before viewings. Asking “do you like dogs?” or “ i t won’t bite” is not sufficient. Most people are too polite to say “n o ”and there is nothing more off-putting for a prospective purchaser than being constantly jumped up at or sniffed at whilst trying to view your property. Rear of house and garden - Keep the garden neat and tidy. Cut grass and repair any broken fences. Get rid of any unsightly junk or rubbish lying around. Freshen up old or peeling paintwork to the back of the house or windows.

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If you feel the need for a bit of professional help and guidance why not have a word with our very own resident House Doctor - Denny Gaskell (as trained by TV’s House Doctor, Ann Maurice). You can contact her on 01342 850 818. Good presentation will pay you dividends. Remember your loss is someone else’s gain. In our directory you will find contacts that will pleased to help and advise you with any of points raised.

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P.S. When moved… ¡Don’t forget to change the locks. You don’t know who has had the keys – or how many copies made ¡Now is also a good time to sort out your gas, water and electricity suppliers (i.e. look for the best deal) – see “ utilities” in the directory. ¡Update your insurance requirements.


The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

useful

contacts

(A)rchitects / Planning

(B)athrooms

Synergy Ltd

01474 816704

The Affordable Bathroom Co Ÿ Quality bathroom suites supplied and fitted @ affordable prices - design service available Ÿ Baths / Whirlpools / furniture Info@affordable-bathrooms.co.uk 0800 197 2956

(B)uilders General

(C)arpenters

Ÿ Applications Ÿ Appeals Ÿ Architectural Design www.synergyppc.co.uk

(B)edrooms JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

(C)arpets

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

(C)entral Heating

(C)ommunications

(D).I.Y

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

(D)ouble Glazing

(E)nergy Certificates

(E)lectricians

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

Licensed Home Inspectors Ltd Ÿ Domestic & Commercial , Ÿ Inventory & Checkout Reports For Landlords & Letting Agents

www.licensed-home-inspectors.co.uk

01474 364878

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861


The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

useful

contacts

(G)ardens

(H)ousehold Goods

(I)nsurance Nfiea Insurance Services

JOIN NFTAS

JOIN NFTAS

(New Members Welcome)

(New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

0800 970 1861

Ÿ Home Insurance Ÿ Life insurance Ÿ Mortgage & Finance Info@nfiea.co.uk 0800 970 1861

(L)ocksmiths

(M)ortgages

Able Locksmiths

Nfiea Financial Services

Ÿ Upgrading of property security and Lock Replacement Ÿ No call out fee / 1 Hour arrival Ÿ All major cards accepted info@ablelocksmiths.co.uk

Ÿ Mortgages Ÿ Finance Ÿ Insurance

0800 292 2307

Info@nfiea.co.uk 0800 970 1861

(P)lasterers

(R)emovals

JOIN NFTAS

Ÿ Residential Removals & Business Re-locations , Ÿ Overseas Removals and storage solutions

(P)lumbers JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

(R)oofing

Bishops Move (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861

Enquiries@bishopsmove.com 0800 107 8422

(S)olicitors

(S)olicitors

Apex Law LLP

Robin F Clark & Co

Ÿ Conveyancing Ÿ Wills & Probate Ÿ Family Law Ÿ Other Legal Work paul@apexlaw.co.uk 01322 277732

Ÿ Conveyancing Ÿ Legal Work Ÿ Wills & Probate Ÿ Family Law

www.robinfclark.co.uk 01474 334444

(S)olicitors JOIN NFTAS (New Members Welcome)

0800 970 1861


The National Federation of Independent Estate Agents In association with

The National Federation of Trades and Allied Services

a practical guide to

Selling

with useful trades and services contacts

Getting Started... ΠAGENT Choose a good local independent estate agent, one who knows the area and is conversant with local prices and area price fluctuations, gives a good personal service and is not just interested in fast turnover. Agree a commission fee and get it in writing.

Why use an NFIEA Member?

Ž MORTGAGES Mortgage schemes can vary considerably from one provider to the next so check out the costs and amount you can borrow. Look for the best mortgage deal for you and then get it agreed in principle (there’s no use looking at property unless you know you can afford it). Our member should be able to assist you in this matter.

¡ NFIEA members are local, independently owned Estate Agents who operate and abide by an agreed code of conduct and must be registered under the Property Ombudsman Scheme.

• CONVEYANCING

¡ NFIEA members work as part of a unique interlinking network of over 45 members/offices selling property throughout the N. Kent and S. London area. By combining all their years of experience and areas of coverage, they can reach a far wider audience of prospective buyers and sellers, thereby providing a more comprehensive service to their clients.

• REMOVALS

Get a quote for the full legal and associated costs involved in your sale and purchase, i.e. Solicitors fees search fees, stamp duty etc . Once again our member will be able to assist you in this matter Get a quote of costs involved, especially if going abroad (see the directory for a list of removal specialist). ------------------------------------------------------------------------

These are costs you need to know from the start. It is no good if at the end of the day, you find a property you fall in love with and after a couple ¡ NFIEA members can offer their clients multiof months the deal falls through because you listing and multi-marketing coverage. didn’t do your homework. It makes a lot of For more information on the NFIEA call people very unhappy. “Guesstimating” the cost The telephone number on the link sent to involved is not good enough. you

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