It may sound over the top, but the smell of a house is one of the first things that a potential buyer experiences when they enter your house. A good homely smell immediately creates a good impression in their mind, but a musty or dank smell will immediately make a bad impression which may be difficult to shift, even with a house perfect in every other aspect. It doesnt take too much effort, so try to create a good aroma in your home before visitors arrive. Make sure your house is well aired to prevent any mustyness, and use pot pourri or the two ideas mentioned above to give your house a positive aroma.How early should I accept an offer?
It may take you by surprise, but you should be prepared to receive an early offer. You will have to decide whether you should take this offer because it is good, or reject it if you think your property could be popular and make more than the asking price. You may have been lucky and quickly found the one person that really wants your house, or they may be the first of many who might be interested in your house. It may be tempting to turn down an early offer to see if you can raise more money, but if you think the offer is good, and acceptable to you then it is best to accept it.Should I be at the house when the estate agent shows people around?
On a first visit by a potential buyer it may be best to leave the estate agent to show them around the house, so they can get a good impression of the house without too many distractions. If you don’t want to leave the house, then make sure the buyer has the ability to view the house at their own pleasure. On any future visits they may want to ask you questions about the local area, neighbours etc so you should make sure you are available to answer them.