Guide To Selling your Property

Selling your property with Aroha...

WHY choose Aroha to sell your property?

Why not choose Aroha?

We are a team of local property agents that take great pride in standing out from the crowd. We offer a unique service that will give you our undivided attention, knowledge, advice and support to drive a quick sale on your property. All we ask is for you to be as motivated as we to sell your property. We offer realistic advice with realistic valuation figures backed up with comparable property reports.

How does this work?

We go against the grain of traditional estate agency. Here in the Aroha office we will ONLY market 35 properties at any given time. Even if it means we lose business. This enables us to focus on your biggest asset and offer you "our client" the best possible service on the market.

This service also means that Aroha Properties can offer you help and advice from our local Mortgage Consultants, clear and transparent Conveyancing quotes enabling us to keep updated on your sale.

We also appreciate how costly the selling and moving process can be, so we do offer unique service that will give you our undivided attention, knowledge, advice and support to drive a quick sale on your property. With this in mind, we offer a fixed commission fee inclusive of VAT on your pre-market appraisal, giving our clients transparency and the knowledge that you are a paying a clear and tangible fixed fee that will not change or fluctuate with a percentage fee.

Our service includes the following:

  • One of our agents will visit your property at a time to suit you, to give you a free market appraisal along with helpful information.
  • Advertise your property in our strong branded large high street LED window display We will erect our "For Sale" board at your property, grabbing the attention of buyers seeking property in your area.
  • Market your property on the leading property portals, Rightmove and OnTheMarket with a bold and eye catching write up.
  • Market your property on our very own modern and fresh website.
  • Market your property on our social media platforms, this includes Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok and take photos of your property, choosing ideal weather conditions to get the very best aspects of your home.
  • Produce a simple yet effective property brochure, this will include a floorplan, that we arrange on your behalf.
  • Email your property details to a wide range of matching applicants on our mailing list Organise an EPC on your behalf, if you do not already hold one. (Please note there is an additional fee)
  • Produce and provide promotional "Coming Soon" posts and videos
  • Produce virtual tours throughout your property.
  • A member of our team will contact you to arrange viewings & provide you with instant viewing feedback whenever possible.
  • Carry out Accompanied Viewings at your property along with email alerts and confrimation of viewings and when they will be taking place
  • Provide you with property reports from our property portals
  • We will manage any offers on your behalf & will negotiate with your potential buyer to achieve the best price.
  • Once a buyer for your property is found, we will provide local solicitors details, whom we deal with regularly, if you do not have your own.
  • Provide both you & your purchaser with regular updates of how the sale is progressing and if required chase the chain to ensure everything is running smoothly.
  • We will continue to provide an excellent service throughout the sale, keeping in contact & helping you with anything you may need in this process.

Our service includes the following:

Guide to selling your home & How to improve kirb appeal.

The process of selling your home can be daunting, simply because there is so much to consider and plan. It can be especially stressful if you feel that aren’t getting enough viewings or serious interest on your property, and when you’ve had your home listed for sale for a while, that stress can rise.

Homes that are well-marketed and presented will get more viewings, and therefore receive offers from interested buyers. The longer your property stays on the market without any offers, the less chance you have of getting any without taking drastic measures such as reducing the price of the property. So, before it reaches that point, there are some steps that both you and the team at Aroha Properties can take to entice people to view and to get your property sold faster. With this in mind, we have created a handy guide to help you attract more property viewings.

Photographs are an essential step when selling your home in the Forest of Dean and the surrounding areas and are integral to an effective marketing strategy.

Your photos need to look fantastic and stand out in a busy market. The images need to be an accurate and honest representation of the property, which is why staging your home before the professional photographer arrives is crucial.

If you are not hiring professional home stagers, there are some simple steps you can take to prepare your home in the best possible way before we send our professional photographers out to capture your home at its best!

Tip 1. Pay Attention to the Front of The Property

Even the nicest of cars cause distraction. Remove your vehicle from the driveway to give the viewers the full impact of the outside space and an unobstructed view of the front of the property. Additionally, ensure garage doors are closed. Small changes will make a significant impact on the overall quality of the photography.

If you usually keep the bins at the front of the property, ensure they are hidden away out of any shots. Thoroughly clean windows and windowsills to provide that the all-important front image of the home is immaculate.

Take some time to tidy the front garden, giving the best first impression. Mow the lawn, trim back any hedges and remove any empty plant pots that may be lying around.

Tip 2. Make Your Gardens Attractive

Gardens are often a huge draw for potential buyers, both those who are breaking free from the rental market and those climbing up the property ladder. Gardens are subject to personal taste, but neat lawns, clean decking, smart patios and clearly defined eating areas are what buyers want, so take time to prepare them before the arrival of your photographer.

Tip 3. Showcase Your Bedrooms

Remove any signs that may be stuck on bedroom doors, especially common for children’s rooms. Store away any children’s toys which may eliminate part of your target audience. If you don’t have the storage room, hide them in the car while the photographer is working!

Make all the beds and plump up the pillows. If any cushions are looking past their best, hide them out of shot. Items like this can do more harm than good and make the whole room look tired.

Tip 4. Add Sparkle to Your Bathroom

Bathrooms and kitchens are the main rooms that can really draw viewers to a home. Simple hacks in the bathroom can drastically elevate your photographs. Simply make sure the toilet seats are down, and mirrors are sparkly clean with no watermarks or smudges.

As bathrooms are often small, create space by being as minimal as possible. Store away cosmetic items such as shampoo, lotions, or razors. The bright colours of the bottles can be unattractive and distracting when photographed.

Tip 5. Remove Kitchen Clutter

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and a beautiful kitchen is often the factor that convinces unsure potential buyers. Clear all surfaces, leaving minimal appliances in view. This will prevent clutter from causing distraction and give the illusion of a bigger and fresher space with plenty of work surfaces.

Tip 6. Don’t Distract with Electronics

Turn off the TV and any computers and make sure there are no loose electronic devices left on countertops, which are distracting for people viewing the images. The last thing you want to see are beautiful images of your home with a distracting TV show in the corner of the otherwise perfect image.

Tip 7. Let in The Light

Open curtains and blinds wide to let the natural light flow through the home. Your photographer will then be able to manipulate the light to show your home in the best, most natural way possible. If you have blinds, open them tilted upwards. This will push the natural light towards the ceiling, allowing it to illuminate without being too harsh for photography.

Tip 8. Give Your Pets a Day Out!

Although you love them, it is best to keep pets out of your listing photographs whether it is a cat, dog or hamster, if possible, remove the pet from the home for the whole day, as this will give you an excellent opportunity to clean, ready for staging, and prevent them from getting in the way of the photographer.

In addition to the pet itself, make sure any pet toys, food bowls and beds are out of shot. Furthermore, tidy up the garden, ensuring no waste or pet toys are lying around.

Call the friendly team at Aroha Properties now on 01594 368200 – we use professional photography as standard!

The kerb appeal of your property, i.e., the first impression made when standing on the kerb, plays a big role in garnering interest for potential buyers, not just for those who are passing by in person, but for people browsing your listing online. How your property looks on the outside can either deter or encourage people to continue looking at the listing and help them decide whether or not to come and view in person.

You can improve your kerb appeal by taking care of your lawn and front garden. Make sure the grass is cut, weeds are pulled, and flower beds and shrubs are tidy and groomed. Also, make sure to remove any debris like leaves or fallen branches. Fixing any damages can help, too, like repairing roof tiles that have blown away, mending broken gutters, or fixing window shutters. A fresh coat of paint on any woodwork may also be required if the paint is peeling or worn, as it makes the home look refreshed and clean.

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