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The Hidden Potential Of Empty Properties

Author: Craig Bees Published: 21st February 2017 09:55

Strong images will always help entice viewers through the door, but unfurnished homes with less inspiring visuals should not be ignored or dismissed outright.Strong images will always help entice viewers through the door, but unfurnished homes with less inspiring visuals should not be ignored or dismissed outright.


Empty properties can often be overlooked but can offer potential buyers many benefits as they do not attract the same level of attention as furnished properties.

Strong images will always help entice viewers through the door, but unfurnished homes with less inspiring visuals should not be ignored or dismissed outright.

Seeing a property stripped back allows for a buyer’s imagination to take over and the property’s full potential to be realised.

Here are some top tips on what to consider when viewing empty properties:

The bigger picture
An empty house offers full transparency in terms of the property’s current condition, as well as allowing prospective buyers to get an accurate understanding of the property’s actual size. Unfurnished homes allow buyers to view much more of the structure and space – rather than being obstructed by wardrobes, tables and curtains – so the internal condition of the house and the space it provides is much more obvious.

Use your imagination
For those easily influenced or put off by existing interior furnishings and designs, empty homes offer prospective buyers the chance to view a property as they would receive it and imagine their own furnishings in place without distractions. Empty properties are a blank canvas simply waiting for the buyer to make their mark.

The selling chain
Sales tend to be much more straightforward when a property is empty because the seller no longer lives there. It can also allow potential buyers greater flexibility with their move in date. Empty properties can often result in a quick sale with any potential property chain less likely to fall through.

Don’t assume the worst
There could be a number of reasons why a property is empty and potential buyers should not assume it means there is something wrong. The sellers could be living overseas or have moved to a different part of the UK due to work commitments. Also, there may have been a bereavement and the property has to be sold or it’s a second home

E-zine: catch up with our latest Towcester area sales and rentals with the latest edition of our property e-zine.

Towcester Property News: great to be part of Towcester’s new property guide, delivered to all Towcester households, with additional copies available at Tesco and the Co-op.

If you haven’t received your copy yet here it is availble here

NEW FOR 2017 – WIN  A CASE OF ITALIAN WINE: as an increasing number of sales and lettings come through via recommendations from friends and family we would like to show our appreciation by sending you a case of Italian wines (red, white or mixed, your choice).

So if you’re thinking of moving or have a friend or family member who is, call the sales or lettings team on 01327 359164. The wine will be delivered after successful completion of a sales/lettings through Bartram & Co.

Please note that the name of the recommender must be provided at the point of valuation. Terms and conditions apply.

Northampton Saints tickets: your chance to win free tickets to see Northampton Saints play Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday March 25 (3pm kick-off) at Franklins Gardens.

How To Enter: Every valuation and instruction for sale or rental between now and Monday March 20 will be entered into the draw, the winners being notified by e-mail.

Whittlebury Hall Leisure Club pass: if wine is not to your liking why not enjoy a great family day out instead at Whittlebury Hall Leisure Club by winning a free three month pass?

Again call 01327 359164 and speaking to our sales or lettings team.

Until next time.

Craig Bees, MD Bartram&Co 

View our Latest Property Magazine: http://pageturner.guildproperty.co.uk/magazine/bartr1/#1
 
E-mail me at craigbees@bartramandco.co.uk
 
Visit our website www.bartramandco.co.uk and follow us on Twitter @bartramandcotow

Tel: (01327) 359164
Fax: (01327) 359166 

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