We would all like the best price for selling our homes and in the current market, it is more important than ever to ensure that our properties are a highly saleable proposition.
There are several things that we can do to ensure that our property will sell rather than the property down the street, you only have 7 seconds to make a strong first impression whether it be to sell your property or to sell yourself.
The price needs to realistic and you should try to be flexible on viewing times and completion dates. You also need to be with a pro-active estate agency not just one who simply lists your house and then waits for the market to deliver a buyer to your door.
But there are other things that you can do, which can have a significant bearing on whether a buyer will purchase your property instead of the one down the road.
A recent survey supports our own view that clutter in an otherwise charming property can stop an early sale. Over 76% of estate agents questioned said that de-cluttering your home is among the top three most important things a seller can do. 68% of agents said that a spik and span interior was important, followed by 48% who said that the garden should be spruced up.
It’s easy if you have lived in your property for a while to become oblivious to what is clutter, so it’s a good idea to ask a straight talking friend for advice and to help de-clutter, you could even hold a de-clutter party! The simple task of clearing clutter can transform your life and can make you feel liberated.
Your local charity shops will be only too pleased to take your unwanted possessions, some will even collect.The social benefit to the community will leave you with a good feeling plus you have given your house a de-clutter.
If you are thinking of selling your house and would like a free valuation or are thinking of getting into the property rental market, speak to us for impartial advice.
For more information about other potential investment properties that we could introduce you to, or to ask about our thoughts on your own investment choices, call us now on 01827 425195, you can always email me on Lorraine@hallandthompson.co.uk