Valentine Special – Is your home irresistible? by Heather Hilder on February 12, 2016 Enticing buyers into your home is akin to going on a blind date. You don’t know who the buyers are but you want them to fall in love with your home, just as you did. So just like a personal love match you should show your home in its best light and captivate a would-be suitor. Preparation is key and here are my easy, guaranteed, seduction tips. Looks sell, and a good-looking property will attract buyers – so make sure you have that all important curb appeal. First impressions really do count when it comes to potential buyers … they say people make up their minds within 30 seconds of seeing a property from the outside, so make those 30 seconds count and tick off those essential DIY jobs. Do you or don’t you KISS on a first date? When it comes to property you definitely do, so it’s important to keep it simple and serene. We all tend to accumulate a large amount of clutter – get rid of it! It will make the space feel larger and when it’s time for you to move, it will be one less thing to do. How to dress – The best advice is to show off rooms in neutral shades of whites, off-whites and beiges. The idea here is to appeal to the broadest of style tastes, as neutral colours and moderate furnishings will allow buyers to envisage their own style in the home. You want buyers to say, “I can see myself living here.” The food of love – According to research, fresh bread and coffee are in peoples’ top five favourite aromas and known to make a house attractive to house buyers. But you can achieve a similar sensory experience with the use of a vase of fresh-cut flowers and scented candles. These easy to apply tips are proven bait for buyers and will captivate their heart. My name is Julie. I am MD and Chartered Marketer at Callaways Estate Agents. We offer moving tips and home staging advice free to all our clients. If you would like help in moving and would like to book a free home move consultation and valuation, please get in touch!