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Landlords, this is one for you!

As property experts, we believe that for every 5 viewings on a property, 1 of the viewers will want to snap up your property, but this is not true in all cases. First impressions are so important, it takes only a few moments for a potential tenant to develop an opinion on your house, so by making sure your house is looking at the best possible standard, tenants should be fighting over who wants to take it.

There are just a few simple steps to follow that we think will maximise your potential of letting a property as quick as possible.

1) Start at the front - Landlords worry too much about the interior of a property, yet, the exterior of the property is quickly forgotten. Make sure everything is looking presentable- the front door, front garden, pathways, paint, and windows. The same goes for the back of the house. 

2) Carpets and walls - No one wants to walk into a house where the carpets are dirty and walls are marked. Before any viewings are booked in with an agent, it is essential to get any carpets cleaned if there are any obvious marks, and touch up on any painting if the walls look neglected.

3) Lights - This point might not seem relevant, but from an agents point of view- it is so important. Most viewers will try out light switches to see if the lights are in fact working, or if a tenant is viewing a property in the evening and there are no lightbulbs working it does not make a good impression. What can take 5 minutes of your time can be the key to a quick let!

4) Leave room sprays at hand - One thing that can't be helped is the scent of a house left empty, may it be for a few days or weeks. Many tenants that are looking around will comment on the "damp" smell that a property has when it is left empty. Just leave a room spray at your property before a viewing, your agent can give it a quick spray around to freshen it up a little.

5) Don't let the damp in! - One thing we say to landlords over and over again- air out the house. Even if it is just for a couple of minutes a day, your house needs to breathe. Keeping the doors and windows closed 24/7 can bring in unwanted damp into your property.

If you would like any more advice on how to present your home for a viewing please send Thomas an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Thomas.