When it comes to selling your home, there are many factors that affect the saleability, either adversely or beneficially. We must ensure that all these factors are optimised, to sell your home for the best possible.


Following is a checklist to help you see if you could make any improvements. You’ll see it is in sections, so you can see how you rate in each one.


Your Estate Agent

  • Do they keep in regular contact?
  • Do they provide full and detailed feedback after each viewing?
  • Have they made any suggestions (other than reducing the price) to help generate more interest?
  • Does your agent accompany all viewings?


Your Brochure

  • Are your photographs professionally taken?
  • Are your floor plans drawn to scale showing any outbuildings or garages?
  • Are your house descriptions comprehensive and detailed?
  • Does your brochure reflect the quality of your property? Is it printed professionally on laminated card?
  • Does it include a title plan showing the plot size, position and surroundings?


Your Online Advert

  • Do your external photographs tempt a buyer to click for more information? 
  • Have these photographs been edited with blue skies or retaken in the evening to produce 'twilight' images?
  • Does your advert appear as a Premium Listing on Rightmove?
  • Does it have a narrated video tour, 360 interactive tour, named photographs, floor plans and accurate Street View position?
  • Does your advert do your home justice and ensure it stands out from the others offered for sale?



  • Is your asking price a round figure? Such as £400,000 rather than £399,995?
  • Does your house appear at the top of an online search in your price range?
  • Do you feel your agent has priced your home correctly?



  • Does a senior member of staff such as a director accommpany all viewers?
  • Are viewings conducted outside of office hours if required?
  • Do you play music and switch on lamps to create atmosphere?
  • Are property brochures readily available?


How did you do?


If you answered 'no' more than 'yes' I suggest you consider changing your agent. It's likely your current agent is one who markets a vast quantity of property rather than focussing on a select portfolio.

By choosing an agent who markets a limited number of properties you are likely to receive a more personable and professional service when selling what is potentially your largest asset.


Trying to sell?

We would love to hear from you and advise on how Addison Mead can help you sell your home.