Property Sales 
for Olney and surrounding areas 
Residential Letting 
for Olney and surrounding areas 
Commercial Property 
for Olney and surrounding areas 
Over 30 years 
of property sales and lettings experience 
Property Management 
for Olney and surrounding areas 

Selling Advice - Attracting your Buyer 

It’s our job to sell your home but there are ways you can help: 
• If it needs it, give your front door a fresh coat of paint, first impressions count. 
• Cutting the lawn and feeding it a couple of weeks before hand, will brighten it up and make it look healthy. 
• A well-kept garden, pathway and fence are immediately appealing. 
• Hanging gates, peeling paint, broken steps, damp patches - things like this give people 
either cause to panic or room to negotiate, so its worth repairing them all. 
• Check your roof and guttering, replace broken tiles and it's worth casting an eye over the drains too. 
• Keep things clean, tidy and uncluttered, so people can stroll around your home as if they, might one day, own it. 
• Organise your rooms, a property will be more appealing if rooms have a specific purpose and this allows buyers to see the full potential of the property. 
• In the winter, leave lights on around the house. 
• Let fresh air in and damp or doggy smells out. If possible, ask friends or family to look after any pets during viewings. 
Stephen Oakley & Co, Olney
Selling your home, Olney
Moving, Buskinghamshire
• Never leave a property totally empty, that ‘lived-in’ feeling matters to buyers. 
• It’s been said that if someone takes a seat they’re at ease with the place they’re in - and maybe thinking about making an offer. So make sure people can get to sofas and armchairs easily. 
• Finally, two tried and tested classics. Smells sell, avoid strong food odours - don't cook food such as fish or curry before a viewing, as the smell will linger. The smell of freshly-baked bread or fresh coffee is said to provide a welcoming feel to a home, so brew a pot of fresh coffee just before the viewing and if it’s winter and you have a fire or stove, get it blazing, nothing warms a buyer’s heart like a crackling log. 
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