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Mortgages to suit
you and your buyer
property for sale
Most buyers form an opinion within the first 15 seconds on entering a property.
Here are a few suggestions and tips to help maximise the selling potential of your home:
Now where’s that tool box?
Sometimes it’s as much about what does not get noticed as what
does. Tend to broken door knobs, cracked tiles, kitchen cupboards
and anything else that can be easily repaired.
Keep it clean
Regardless of the time of year give your property a thorough spring
clean. Tackle lime-scale build up, heavy staining and any grotty
grouting around your kitchen and bathroom tiles.
Show off your space
Declutter where possible to avoid your home appearing smaller
than it is. When we visit to take photographs this will make all the
difference. If you have outgrown your home you could consider
Smells, odours and (even) allergies
We’re sure everyone has heard this before but avoid any strong
smells being present when people are viewing your home. Cooking,
smoke and pet related odours may be off-putting. Cat or dog hair
may even cause an allergic reaction, so a quick vac around the
house to pick up any loose hair is a good idea.
Give your property the “live here feel”
Too often people worry about removing all trace of personalisation
but a homely feel is a good thing. For vacant properties we would
suggest using a home staging specialist. Prices are not as high as
you might expect, especially in a market where property usually
Flowers, mirrors and candles
Collectively these can create a feel good factor, help with odours
and direct more light around a room.
Freshen it up
Partial redecoration to some rooms is certainly worth considering.
If you can do this yourself, it’s simply a case of time and buying
the materials. Why not look at the front door too as this will most
certainly help to create a good first impression – as will plant pots
or a hanging basket?
Buying a property will probably be the biggest financial
commitment you will make in your lifetime. Our sister
company, The Mortgage Company, can guide you and your
buyer through the complicated process of applying for a
mortgage, ensuring everything is done correctly and not
rushed to enable you to make sensible, rational decisions
at this very difficult and sometimes confusing time.
From that initial enquiry to find out how much you can
borrow and how much your mortgage will cost per month,
to moving in, and everything in between, we’ll be on hand
to liaise with the mortgage lender, the solicitors and estate
agents every step of the way.
Our mortgage advisers are available six days a week and
offer mortgages from over 80 different lenders enabling
them to accommodate your requirements in a very
personal way and provide recommendations appropriate
to your individual circumstances. They will guide you
through this often complicated process and break down
the jargon that comes with applying for a mortgage. They
will then package everything together for your chosen
lender to get the mortgage offer issued and enable you to
move in to your new property as soon as possible.
Not only do our advisers offer a very robust, ethical
and honest service when processing your mortgage
application, they also offer the same for your insurance
and protection needs. These can range from buildings
and contents insurance to life insurance, critical illness
insurance, income protection and family protection, again
giving you a personalized recommendation to suit your
requirements and budget. Offering products from nine
different insurance providers with names such as
Legal and General, Royal London, Vitality and Aviva to
name but a few, we are able to recommend the latest
The service does not stop once you have completed
on your purchase. We pride ourselves on providing an
excellent after sales package and encourage clients
to contact us about any matters arising in the future,
such as additional borrowing, re-mortgage or change of
circumstances. Essentially, nothing is too much trouble,
we’ll take care of everything for you.
The Mortgage Company are here for you, to make your
life as easy as possible during this crucial and often
stressful time. You can get on with the exciting part
of buying a property like ordering new furniture or
household items and planning for the future.
Please call 0115 951 8898, for a friendly, informal,
no obligation appointment.
Don’t freeze or overheat your buyers
In the winter keep it warm, in the summer keep it cool. You
want prospective buyers to feel comfortable when viewing your
property; not left shivering to the bone or in danger of overheating.
If the property is vacant set the heating/cooling system accordingly.
Don’t forget the garden
If you have a shed use it. Clear everything from the garden to
make it neat and tidy. Remove potential hazards, such as panes of
glass or loose bricks and paving slabs, the last thing you want is a
personal injury claim. If the garden is overgrown and out of control,
use the services of a local gardener to give it a general overhaul.