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‘How To’ on “Describing your Property”

Your property description is as important as your photos for successfully marketing your property.  The trick is to highlight the best features of your property and tell the truth, it is essential to be as accurate as possible with your description. Here is our ‘How To’ on describing your property. Or if you prefer you can use our quick guide to writing a description.


1. Begin with a headline that gives the best overview of your property examples might include:

  • Charming cottage in quiet location
  • Luxury penthouse in city centre
  • Sea-view villa in popular resort
  • Family home in sought after suburb
  • Historic farmhouse in quiet country setting
  • Stylish townhouse, recently reformed
  • Spacious semi perfect investment property


2. Give an overview of the property and its main features and benefits.

This delightful 3-bed property boasts incredible views over the city of xxx, mere walking distance from schools, shops and restaurants.


3. Describe the key features of the major rooms and the condition of the property including the style of décor such as:

  • Bright and modern
  • Luxury fixtures and fittings
  • Large picture windows
  • Central heating/air con
  • Double glazing/shutters
  • Designer features
  • Decorated to a high standard
  • Classic with natural materials such as marble and hard wood floors
  • Carpeted throughout
  • Recently refurbished throughout
  • In need of renovation
  • In need of minor re-decoration


4. Number of bedrooms with details such as

  • Wardrobes
  • dressing areas
  • en-suite bathroom
  • dimensions


5. The number of bathrooms and toilets including a description of the suite:

  • Shower room
  • Type of bath (whirlpool, Jacuzzi)
  • Wet room
  • Classic white
  • Modern (colour)
  • Marble
  • Fully tiled


6. Describe the living room including details such as:

  • open plan
  • Fireplace
  • French windows
  • Views
  • adjoining rooms
  • Original features – mouldings, beams, windows


7. Kitchen including style of décor and main appliances

  • Contemporary with marble finishes
  • Country style with pine/oak/beech doors
  • Modern with new appliances
  • Aga or range oven
  • Pantry or extra storage


8. Other rooms and features – don’t forget to mention key features such as utility room, storage, garage, playroom or parking


9. Describe the exterior of your property:

  • Community maintained
  • Separate entrance
  • Extensive gardens
  • Well-maintained, mature garden
  • Patio or hard areas
  • Pool
  • Views and other features such as overlooking parkland, city skyline


10. Finally, describe the local amenities that make your property location really special.

  • Quiet and secluded
  • Close to schools and hospitals
  • Walking distance to busy nightlife and shopping
  • Close to transport links
  • Ideally located for parks and play areas
  • In a popular area for commuters
  • Walking distance to the beach
  • Close to golf courses or other sports facilities

A little extra…if you get stuck for words, try one of these… peaceful, tranquil, secluded, lively, buzzing, cosy, fashionable, spacious, pretty, well-planned, bright, sunny, sheltered, airy, classic, modern, contemporary, architect designed, designer, bespoke, original, highest specification, convenient, easily accessible, striking, delightful, charming, stunning, historic, well-planned, well-located, desirable, opportunity, family-friendly, pet-friendly, ready to move into, popular location/street/area, up-and-coming, period features, modernised throughout, in good order,  recently installed, clean and uncluttered, bohemian, individual, unique, meticulous, well-serviced, breath-taking, handy, overlooking, private, well-maintained, up-market, community, well-established, low maintenance, eco-friendly, converted, landscaped, enviable, great potential…

Try and include plenty of good quality pictures to make your property really stand out.  See our photography tutorial for more information.


Quick Guide Table:


Other words/Phrases

Exquisite, bijou, panoramic, sweeping, majestic, impressive, quirky, individual, delightful, tasteful, original, listed, unique, unspoilt, substantial, distinctive, uncluttered, rustic, convenient, access, quiet, party, entertainment, friendly, community, private, not overlooked, security, statement, spectacular, luxurious, renowned, sought after, in keeping with, regarded as, considered, innovative, structurally sound, with permission for, ideal for, chocolate box, mature garden, commercial use, granny flat, guest suite, media room, ideal for pets, historic, dramatic, starter home, retirement, professionally designed, artistic, bespoke, original materials, lovingly restored, no expense spared.


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  1. 27/04/2014 at 4:52 am — Reply

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