Did You Know?
We are all aware that this time of year is just the start of the summer heat and even though you’ve got those air conditioning units, you’re afraid to use them because of the increase in your electric bills.
Did you know… if you turn your ceiling fans on at the same time as your air conditioning unit, that will be more energy efficient as it will help to spread the cool air around the room quicker than just the unit on alone? Meaning you don’t have to run the air conditioning for long to feel the effect, cooling you down quicker and the best part is, it’s saving you money! And when a buyer is being brought around to look at your home, they won’t want to leave!
Did you know… that by lowering the shutters on your windows does keep a lot of the heat out? But please remember, a light house is a happy house and when a buyer is looking round, make sure all of those shutters are up!
Did you know… according to the Psychology of House Hunting report by BMO Financial Group, 80% of prospective buyers know if a home is right for them within seconds of stepping inside? This means that making sure the first impression counts. You don’t have to do unnecessary spring-cleaning every time a buyer wants to take a look inside, but it does mean that keeping the entrance clean is most important. The brain processes far more information in less time than we think!
Did you know… the most common form of home renovation is the bathroom? This does help add value to any home and when the Agent shows the house to a potential buyer, everyone will want to see the upgrade but what they don’t want to see, is what’s inside the toilet! By keeping the seat and lid closed makes every viewer feel invited to go inside the smallest room of the house! In some cultures they say that by leaving the lid up, is like flushing away your hard earned money!
Did you know… buyers can very quickly be turned off by an unexpected odour? They want to step into their potential future home with the idea of what Spain smells like and overcomplicated smells can be very off putting. Keep to one fragrance throughout the whole house. If you don’t have time to bake biscuits or a loaf of bread, and you’ve just ran out of your favourite air freshener, grab your bottle of floor cleaner and tip some down the kitchen and bathroom sinks. At least if your home doesn’t smell like the local bakery, it will smell clean!
Now you’re equipped with a few tips, showing your home will be a great experience for both you and your buyer!