Property news: Has your home got the X Factor?

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What sets your home apart from others and how do you think it stands out from the crowd?

Perhaps it benefits from a superb location, offers unique or quirky features, is close to an excellent school or has an interesting history that would make potential buyers sit up and take notice.

Maybe your converted windmill, stylish Victorian terrace, sprawling country pad with stables and paddock or former railway cottage has the ‘X Factor’!

Whatever your home – ensure potential buyers see it at its best, ensuring it has them shouting ‘Fabulous!’ when they come to view it!

If you feel that your home would win a viewer’s vote, independent estate agents and valuers Harrison Murray can help to make the best of your property when it comes to attracting that all important winning offer.

Make sure you have some kerb appeal – first impressions count. Make sure the entrance to your home is welcoming and that the doorbell works!

Create a more impressive entrance to the property by removing coats and shoes from the hallway to increase the feeling of space.

Ensure that windows are sparkling clean both inside and out. Draw curtains well back so that buyers can take in the views or your carefully tended garden / outdoor space.

Show off every room to its full potential and original purpose. Although you may be using the dining room as a playroom, clear away toys and set the table to show how many people can be seated. Likewise, temporarily move any filing and home office equipment out of the spare room!

Lighten up rooms that don’t benefit from natural light (particularly at this time of year) by adding table lamps and ensure light switches are wiped clean.

Whatever the season, keep your lawn and garden in order. Some colourful potted plants on the patio or near the front door will that splash of autumn colour.

Harrison Murray head of estate agency Su Snaith said: “We are no strangers to marketing and selling properties with a definite X Factor!

“In the past these have included a converted church in a Cambridgeshire village, a Northamptonshire home with connections to the late Princess of Wales’ Althorp Estate and, a Leicestershire home with historic architectural links, and a Fenland windmill!

“If someone believes that their home has what it takes to get it noticed, our team will work closely with the seller to ensure it is marketed to its full potential – which could even see it hitting the headlines in the newspapers!”

Harrison Murray are members of the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and the industry watchdog, the Property Ombudsman scheme.