Viewing properties for sale

Properties for sale in Rawtenstall

Recently a friend told me of their experiences when viewing properties in Rawtenstall. Whilst the vendors were very pleasant and polite, on one occasion the vendor showing them round couldn’t actually answer the questions about heating systems. For most buyers this is a key factor in purchasing a property as the energy costs can only go one way, up.

In a second property which was a traditional 1920s detached property in a pleasant location, the vendor again was unsure about how the heating operated and some of the panes of glass were cracked. This can give rise to questions about how much care the property has received.

Property in Rossendale

The third property was a nice period detached house, located on the edge of  Rossendale. The photographs made it appear to be very attractive and sitting in the middle of about an acre and half of grounds, a big factor in the decision to view.

Rossendale, property, selling

Would you get a survey on this Rossendale property?

The inside of the house didn’t disappoint, nor did the rural location and grounds. However the rear of the house, which wasn’t photographed had several significant vertical cracks in the render. In the mind of the prospective purchaser it wouldn’t take a home condition survey to tell him that this would entail significant additional cost.

What’s the key thread to these three properties? Attention to detail is paramount from both the vendor and purchaser. For less than £100 the windows could have been replaced. If you’re showing someone round be sure of the key facts about your own house so you can give definitive answers to any question raised. If a property doesn’t have a photograph of the front and rear elevation it’s usually for a reason.

For professional pre sales advice contact Home Inspection Services for impartial guidance on how best to present your property for sale.

Home Inspection Services in Rossendale, provide independent property advice, offering EPCs, surveys, inventories, floor plans, and property marketing.


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