For Sale Board

Tips On How Not To Sell…

(or Rent)…

A client asked if I could take a look at a property today as it had been struggling to sell, despite it being for sale with two estate agents for quite some time. In fact it had been for sale for over a year!

It didn’t take too long to realise what the problem was at this particular property.

Now let me think what could be wrong? (Hint: There is a For Sale board in the garden).

How Not To #1

Tend to garden, especially around marketing materials…

How Not To #2

Place board in upright position. It makes it easier to spot…

How Not To #3

Take seasonal photographs. Well it’ll be winter again soon…

So the property isn’t a great one and the price isn’t competitive either, but the seller told me of a willingness to adjust this.

The marketing is a shambles. One For Sale board hidden, the other laid flat on the floor, photographs from a year ago.

And if the agents reading don’t like it – sorry guys, but it’s real!

For more information on how to effectively market your property, call the experts!

Due to popular demand, I have decided to keep this article updated if I see any further ‘tips’ whilst out on my travels. Watch this space!

For Honest Mick’s own article on For Sale & To Let boards, see THIS amusing article.

How Not To #4

Don’t display a closed sign when you are open. I was going to go in and buy a dozen…

How Not To #5

Ensure board is at visible height. Feet don’t buy… (or rent)…

How Not To #6

Always make an effort to tidy the bins and make sure the guest mattress has been put away prior to viewings…

How Not To #7

If it says ‘Prestige’ at least try. Don’t bolt a sign to a lamp post and chuck the ‘luxury’ description behind a dead end sign…

How Not To #8

If you are asked to sell something that looks like this – REFUSE!

How Not To #9

Tenants like to know a place is secure. Whether you need to make it this obvious I’m not so sure…

How Not To #10

If you are not the green fingered type, flick through the Yellow Pages under ‘Gardeners’…

How Not To #11

A real ‘half hearted’ attempt. Sometimes thinking ‘that’ll do’ is nowhere near good enough, especially in todays market…

How Not To #12

And when you get that eagerly waited success and secure a tenant, always ensure you do thorough references…

How Not To #14

Interior photographs are always great, but let’s not do them for the sake of doing them…

How Not To #15

Well actually, when this was spotted I thought, if there was an award for ‘Most Difficult Sale of the Year’…

How Not To #16

Always try to be on the winning side…

Watch this space for more…