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Viewings, what turns people on (and off)

Posted: 21st March 2016

An accompanied viewing with an experienced agent is one of the key areas where high street agents can trump our online competition, but what is it that makes people hungry to grab your home or run away with their tail between their legs?

Topping the list of turn ons, which would add to the appeal of a property in a recent survey

1.     A neat, well-kept garden (48%)

2.     Cleanliness (43%)

3.     Fresh internal paintwork and décor (43%)

4.     Well-kept houses next door and on the street (39%)

5.     Pleasant smells and odours, including coffee brewing, mild scents and bread baking (36%)

6.     A friendly owner (35%)

7.     A recently renovated black canvas that’s ready for them to put their own stamp on (21%)

8.     Freshly cut flowers in every room (16%)


However, the biggest turn offs, which would decrease the appeal of a property, included:

1.     Mould in the bathroom and on windows (50%)

2.     Off putting smells, including pets, grease food, foist and cigarette smoke (49%)

3.     Too much clutter (43%)

4.     Uncleanliness (40%)

5.     Scruffy looking properties next door (35%)

6.     An unkept garden (32%)

7.     A grumpy, unfriendly owner (26%)

8.     Lots of pets (16%)

We are always on hand to give advise in terms of raising kerb appeal and dressing your pad for viewings so give us a holler!

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