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Helpful Hints: How to Upload your Property

In a competitive property market, the better your property for sale looks to potential buyers, the more likely it is to generate interest.

Your property's listing is its first impression, so it's important to get it right, especially given that listings from estate agencies may have professional photographers and marketers whose only job is to make each property look better than the competition.

We've put together a list of helpful hints and tips to help make your listing look as attractive as it can.

Listing your Property:

Listing your property with Private Sales Direct is as easy as anything, and we still strive to improve our system every day. In order to advertise your property with us, all you need to do is go to our Advertise your Property page where you can start the process by creating an account with us or, if you already have an account, by logging in and clicking the 'Add Property' icon.

Our intuitive system allows you to edit every aspect of your listing, from big things like title and photos to the finest details. It's important you complete your listing as fully as you can not only by adding a description and pictures, but also by selecting what amenities your property boasts.

TITLE: We recommend that you try to make your title as eye-catching as possible, capturing the essentials of your property (e.g. "Beautiful three-bedroom Tuscan villa with swimming pool and parking for two cars"). Alongside the lead photograph, the title is the most visible part of your listing, so make it count!

DESCRIPTION: It might serve you well to have a description for your property pre-prepared, so you can copy/paste it into our system quickly and easily. The description should probably start with another eye-catching sentence (e.g. "Picturesque chalet close to Chamonix with jacuzzi, three beds, balcony") because again, this is part of your property's first impression. We also recommend that the main section of your property description be as clearly structured as you can make it so it's easier for potential buyers to read. Consider having two separate sections for what is on the ground floor and first floor, for instance, and separate descriptions for the property and for its surrounding area.

DETAILS AND AMENITIES: We here at Private Sales Direct are not only committed to making your experience as a seller more enjoyable, but also to improve the experience of buying property, so we've added a function into the website where you can isolate your property's key details (square meterage, number of beds, baths, etc.). This makes the key selling points of your property easier for the buyer to see, and therefore makes your listing more likely to generate interest. Ideally, you'll want to include these details in your property description AND in the details and amenities sections of your listing. If your property has an amenity that we isn't already in our extensive check list, be sure to contact us so we can add it to the system and to your listing.

PHOTOS: Make sure your photos are the best they can be. That not only applies to quality, but also the the photos' content. We find that something as simple as a bit of tidying up can help. You know your property well, so you know when it looks its best. Plan your photoshoot around that time. Make your property look like a show house!

Of course, if you find yourself struggling with the uploading process, feel free to contact us. We can provide support throughout the process to make sure your property is at its most appealing!

If you found this article helpful, why read our article on How to Prepare your Property for a Viewing?


The Article submitted by: Hugh at Private Sales Direct

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