Let me introduce myself to you.

I’m Michael Bailey, serving sellers and buyers in and around Preston.

I cover a huge area with our specialist team at Keller Williams and am aiming to become the go-to estate agency in Preston, Lancashire, earning a glowing reputation. I’m open 7 days a week until 7pm on weekdays too, meaning I’m available when you need us a seller, buyer or landlord.

Your property is your most valuable possession in all likelihood and you want to maximise that investment you’ve made by achieving the highest price when you sell.

I know the market intimately and can gladly draw on “comparables” whether you’re in a detached home with land in Penwortham, a new build in Fulwood or a character property in Ribchester.

What are the first steps you need to make to successfully sell or let your property?

Contact me directly via telephone, mobile or email to register with us. It’s that simple.

If you’re currently on the market and having little success, I can offer further advice by coming out to see you and your property whenever is convenient.

The next stage is to look closely at the asking price and how this has been framed.

They say a house attracts maximum interest in the first two weeks of being launched and if there’s little buyer attention, an agent will normally suggest lowering the price.

I like the kite analogy – you launch the property at a high price and hope it is seen and attracts viewers and offers. If it doesn’t, you need to spool it in and lower the price to see if someone notices it.

The best advice though is to set the price (or the kite) at the right level from the outset, even starting lower, to attract interest and have several parties wanting the property from the beginning.

I can advise you on what price you should be expecting to achieve and how best to attain that.

Another factor is your property listing itself.

Is the description sufficiently compelling for someone to contact an agent to arrange a viewing?

Are the photographs really showing your home at its best? Is the sequence of photos right? Are key facts, like proximity to good schools and transport links, being shown boldly? They say about a job interview that you only get one chance to make a first impression – isn’t that the same with your property?

You need to make first impressions count by choosing the right agent for your locale, considering your asking price carefully and asking the agent what is their % of asking price achieved, thinking too about your property description and photos.

Need more advice?

Contact me today.