House viewing tips

When you list your property on Globelander, you get all the tools you need to sell your home, business or plot of land yourself. You can do everything yourself: from styling and taking photos to promoting it on social media. Even doing viewings yourself is part of this process. To get the most out of viewings with potential buyers, good preparation is half the battle. Use our house viewing tips to sell your property faster.

Advantages of doing the viewing yourself

When you sell your property with the help of an estate agent, in many cases the estate agent will take care of the viewings. In most cases, this estate agent will send you out of the house at the time of the viewing. But you can also very well do the viewings yourself with the help of our house viewing tips. Getting in touch with potential buyers yourself is fun and what's more, you have more control over who you sell your precious property to. 

  • Saving money by conducting the viewings yourself.
  • You will get to know potential buyers and thus have more control over who you sell your house to.
  • You decide which potential buyers can attend viewings, when they take place and how much time you want to take for them. So you are not tied to a maximum number of viewers or time.
  • Since you know everything about your property, you can offer the potential buyers valuable information and answer their questions properly.

House viewing tips

When you go for a house viewing without an estate agent, it is important to prepare well. It's all about the first impression! Use our house viewing tips for good preparation.

1. Prepare your home for sale

Most of the work is in preparing your home. Make sure all rooms are neat and tidy. Clean the home thoroughly and make sure minor defects have been fixed. Put away as many personal items as possible; get rid of toothbrushes and empty the kitchen sink. Also get as many items off the floor as possible and remember the following: floor space is worth money.

2. Create a good atmosphere

The atmosphere in the house is important for a first good impression. Make sure the temperature in the house is comfortable: not too hot, but not too cold either. Open all the curtains so that the rooms are as light as possible and make sure you have a fresh neutral scent. Of course, you don't have to bake an apple pie every day, but use a nice-smelling (but not too overpowering) cleaning product, for example, and make sure the house is well ventilated before potential buyers visit.

3. Prepare for questions

Potential buyers are likely to have lots of questions. Be prepared to answer questions about many aspects of your property and the surrounding area, such as the age of the roof, warranty of appliances and so on. It is also helpful to have information and documents to hand.

4. Be flexible with viewing times

One advantage of doing viewings yourself is that you can schedule your own viewing times. This means you can also organise viewings in the evening or at weekends. Preferably do not plan too many viewings in a close succession. This is because the duration of a viewing can sometimes add up. Plan about 1 hour per viewing and leave a quarter of an hour of leeway.

5. Contacting potential buyers

The last of our house viewing tips is that you can ask potential buyers to contact you again if they have any questions. You can also ask if it would be OK to contact them again in a week's time. Certainly don't put unnecessary pressure on a potential buyer, but do try to get more clarity within a week. Invite everyone to make an offer, but also give people time to be able to explore their financial options.


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Doing viewings yourself is fun and offers great value for potential buyers. It also saves you a lot of money. Would you like more house viewing tips? Or are you curious about the best way to advertise your property? After registering on Globelander, you get access to extensive teaching materials and videos on how to sell your property successfully.

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Frequently asked questions

What should I prepare for a viewing?

A good first impression is the most important thing at a viewing. Therefore, make sure your property looks neat and tidy and have all important documents to hand. You can also start thinking about possible questions potential buyers might ask.

How long should a viewing last?

How long a viewing should take depends on several factors, including the size of the property and the interest of potential buyers. Generally, a viewing lasts 20 to 45 minutes.

What if potential buyers ask questions I don't know the answers to?

When potential buyers ask questions that you do not know the answer to, it is important to be honest and transparent. You can say that you do not know the answer at the moment, but are willing to find out for them and how you will provide feedback. 

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