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How to get the most out of your Leicester property viewings

Leicester property viewings

A successful viewing is a key component of any house sale. Almost every property is sold by the buyer viewing and assessing a property at least once – hardly anyone buys a property without looking at it first.

Property viewings might sound like a daunting task at first, but if you prepare your Leicester home correctly and follow the relevant advice, there is no reason why your viewings won’t go down a storm and make you Leicester property stand out from the rest. To make sure you’re ready we’ve put together our top useful tips to get your home property viewing ready!

Preparation is key

If your home is clean and ship-shape, it stands to reason that more would-be buyers will be attracted to it. Declutter work surfaces and remove anything too personal so that buyers can visualise themselves living in your property. You don’t want your home to come across as soulless, but neither do you want to put prospective buyers off.

Let in the light

Let in as much light as possible and let your home shine. Open curtains and blinds, make features of mirrors and where possible decorate with light and bright furniture. A dark and uninspiring place isn’t going to sell, especially in a competitive Leicester property market.

Kitchen is where the heart is

This room could be a deal-breaker. With the foodie revolution sweeping across Britain, thanks in no small part to shows like the Great British Bake Off and Masterchef and the rise of farmers’ markets, people are spending more and more time in their kitchens. And not just to cook and bake, but as a place to socialise and somewhere for the kids to do their homework.

With this in mind, your kitchen needs to be clean, homely and aesthetically pleasing. The kitchen is now seen by many as the most important room in the home, so buyers are likely to be particularly discerning when you show them round yours.

Make the most of your outdoor space

Many buyers in Leicester will have this as a top consideration, especially those with young children. So, whether you’ve got a huge garden or a relatively small one, make sure the buyers knows about it and can see the benefits of it immediately. Make sure the grass is cut, flowers are neat and if you have space for outdoor dining, get a table out.

If you don’t possess much outdoor space to shout about, talk about the local parks or playing fields to further entice buyers. If they can see the outside as an additional living space, it can make your house appear larger than it is to potential Leicester buyers.


Talk to one of our property managers today to find out how Open House Leicester can help you when looking to sell your property in and around Leicester. Call 0116 243 7938 or email

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