How many of us have ever been in a situation where we have had to look at things from the other person’s point of view – poacher turned gamekeeper as it were? I suspect that if we think hard enough most of us probably have, I’ve been in that position recently. It isn’t always easy to change sides but you need to when selling your home. Perhaps you have never moved house before or haven’t moved house for many years. So why is it important to change your way of thinking?

When you have lived in a property for a while you will have established a layout and decorated it to suit your taste and how you live your life. You will have become accustomed to its quirks and faults. This means that you might not see those aspects that could possibly put off potential buyers or those that will attract them.

When you make the decision to sell you need to flip your thinking from that of home owner to home buyer. Put yourself in the shoes of a person coming to view your property for the first time and imagine how they would feel at each stage – from arriving outside, visiting each room, looking round the outside space if there is any, right to leaving. Carry a notebook and write down every thought that pops into your head. It can be helpful to do this with a trusted friend to whom you have given permission to speak their mind. If you haven’t moved before or not for a long time and have already started your property search, arrange a couple of viewings to get a feel for what it’s like to be a buyer.

If you need help to view your home through the eyes of a potential contact us by e mail at call us on 07745 876182 or send an enquiry via our contact us page. We help sellers across Cheshire and the North West.