Prepare Your Park Home for Viewings
First impressions, count and you never get a second chance in creating a first impression. Don’t forget, the first viewing are the pictures of your home on the Park Home Search Website, so make sure you create the first impression you wanted to achieve. This includes the exterior of the property as well as the immediate entrance of the house. If even the most basic jobs are left wanting, potential buyers may develop larger maintenance concerns.
Cast your mind back when you purchased the home yourself, it probably was a new show home, and you visualised your effects in the home, and there were no personal effects in the home when you viewed the home.
- This is the time to do all those little odd jobs that you have been putting off;
- Get a number of boxes and clear away all the ‘nic nacs’ from all the mantel pieces and shelves and replace with just a few pictures and flowers of course we don’t want this for long, but people who purchase park homes are concerned with space and storage, so don’t make it look like your home lacks space and storage. Ideally you want to get the buyer to imagine how nice their things would look in the property.
- Paint the skirting boards.
- Shampoo the carpets.
- Stick that peeling wallpaper back up.
- Hang up a mirror in your entrance hall to create the illusion of depth and space.
- You’ve cleaned the windows on the outside. Don’t forget to do the same on the inside.
- If your garden is immaculate and beautiful then leave open the curtains in the rooms looking out over it to show-off the great view.
- Spring clean the entire house. Get into every nook and cranny.
- Don’t rely on your personal taste, just because you like pink walls with green carpets doesn’t mean the person who views your home will. Think neutral which is why Property Developers love magnolia paint, it works with everything!
- If you have a garden, give it a comprehensive face-lift.
- Do not park your car on the driveway, if you have one. Your aim is to remove any potential obstacles between the property and the buyer. Clean the driveway and make it presentable.
- If your gate has come off its hinges and is being held up by string, replace it.
- Give your front door a fresh lick of paint, or if it is double-glazed, a thorough cleaning.
- While you’re at it, clean your windows.
- Get on those rubber gloves and clean out the gutters and drains.
- Have a copy of your occupational agreement available for the client to view whether being a Mobile Homes Act or Leisure Occupational Agreement;
- Does your home still have the Platinum Seal or Gold Shield Warranty Available, if so have that available to be viewed as well;
- Have you had regular maintenance carried out on the home, colour washes, roof inspections etc, if so prove that this work has been carried out.