Make Your Property Stand Out from the Crowd

Make Your Property Stand Out from the Crowd

At MOV8 we’ve enjoyed a record start to the year, helping more buyers and sellers than ever before to get on the move. Our expert team are in people’s homes every day to carry out valuations and viewings and see a wide variety of properties.

MOV8 Sales Manager, Scott Grieve, gives us his top tips for adding appeal to your property before getting it on the market.

Make a Great First Impression

The old maxim really is true: ‘you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression!‘ Adding appeal for buyers often means enhancing what is already there. The tips below will make your property stand-out from the crowd, create a bit of competition between buyers and help you to get a great result when you are selling.


A good old-fashioned declutter can go a long way. When you have finished decluttering…declutter again! This helps to create an impression of light and space in a property. Space and light sell properties, make for great photos and allow the buyer to imagine their own furniture in place. Along with great photos, floor plans and clear copy, they help to maximise the impact of your property marketing materials.

A Little Decorative Work

We’re often asked about redecorating. In most cases, there is no need to redecorate the whole property just to place it on the market. A new purchaser is likely to place their own footprint on the property, so it’s not necessary to go overboard before selling. However, if a buyer can see themselves living with the decor, as it is, for a while without having to redecorate, it will make the property more appealing.

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Spring Clean

Make sure kitchens and bathrooms gleam! It is often a good idea to re-seal wet areas and re-grout areas where common-use staining occurs. Clean, ready-to-use kitchen and bathroom areas enhance the feeling that a buyer can just move in. Try to add a dash of colour to rooms, especially if you have already moved-out or if the property has been rented-out. Towels, fresh flowers, and bright bedspreads help here.

Replace old, damaged or stained carpets.

A new carpet can give a buyer the same feeling as sitting in a brand new car. If your carpets just need a freshen-up, consider hiring a local carpet cleaner for a few hours or borrow a machine to do it yourself.

Don’t Forget the Outside!

Whether it is the middle of winter or the height of summer (if such a thing exists in Scotland!) a great exterior shot of the building or garden really does add appeal. If the garden is looking a little bare, some colourful potted plants or shrubs along with a good mow of the lawn go a long way to making your property really stand-out.

The selling journey most often starts with a professional pre-sale appraisal and valuation. Our valuers will help you with suggestions for maximising the appeal of your property to buyers. To arrange yours today, just call 0345 646 0208 or email [email protected] and we will arrange an appointment at your convenience.

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With a background in management and training in multi-national property and travel companies, Scott has a breadth of experience with unparalleled enthusiasm. Responsible for managing our Sales Department, Scott is responsible for the training and development of the team to deliver the very best results for our clients. Scott is the token Australian in the office and has resided here for 11 years, a keen surfer he has swapped the warm, clear waters of the Indian Ocean for the North Sea and spotless Firth of Forth.


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The Prime Minister at 8.30pm on Monday, 23 March 2020 announced unprecedented measures restricting movement of the UK population in order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

We are experiencing a huge surge of calls and email requests following this announcement, at a time when our capacity is more restricted than normal by sickness absence. Our capacity to answer calls will be restricted and more calls than normal will end in voicemail. Those voicemails will then be emailed to our central, team email accounts and allocated appropriately to the relevant staff members.

Viewing Requests

Anyone hoping to view a property will be unable to arrange a viewing in the coming three weeks. Reassuring our clients through this particularly difficult time has to be our top priority.

We will have to take the unprecedented step of not responding to viewing requests in the meantime. When restrictions are lifted on movement we would ask that, if you remain interested, you submit a fresh request.

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We respectfully ask that anyone first makes contact with us by email in the coming days.

We are all in this together. We ask that everyone tries to be kind to each other and to our staff throughout what are already the most stressful and anxious of times for everyone, let alone someone who is supposed to be moving home.

Best wishes and be safe,
MOV8 Real Estate