We have all done it. When you find a property you really like and want to buy it, you ask the estate agent how long has it been on the market? If they say more than 6 weeks, then you think ah ha!! I can probably negotiate on the price. If however the agent says it has just come on the market then you want to make sure you are the first to put an offer on it.
This is why it is so important to give your property the best chance when you FIRST put it on the market. Dressing it to stand out from the rest is really important especially if it is a buyer’s market. You can of course try the market out for a few months and then go through the trouble and expense of dressing it, but the Property Portals will still report the date that property was first listed.