Selling your property can feel like the biggest task ever – it’s daunting and you’ve got no idea when you start the process how long it’s actually going to take. Covid-19 has added a whole new dynamic to the housing market at the moment too, it’s gone into overdrive with prices going all over the place.
There are so many spinning plates and so much of it is out of your control, but there are some things you can do to try and maximize the chance you have to sell your property as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Spruce Up your Property
First impressions always matter, so making sure your property is fit for viewings should be your top priority. It’s worth spending a bit of time and money on sprucing it up, even if you are aiming to leave the property. It’s an investment that could see your property sell faster.
A few immediate things you can sort out are making sure that your front lawn if you have one is mown, hedges are trimmed back, all of your windows are clean and that your driveway (again, if you have one) is clean and as clear as possible. Hanging baskets are a quick way to add some colour too.
Inside your property – you can make each room functional and show their purpose to buyers, make it less personal and take out nik-naks and really sentimental belongings. Use mirrors to create more light and add the illusions of more space and make sure as much natural light as possible is coming into the property.
Money might be tight but a new kitchen can add 4-6% value to your property, so if there’s anything you can do to improve it before you put your home on the market, it could be worth it.
Here at Home EA, we’re best served to help you with a home valuation. We’ve got in depth local property knowledge and can compare your property with prices in the surrounding area. Getting a valuation with a balanced view from an estate agent is key and we’re vastly experienced. We can also recommend solicitors and conveyancers that we can vouch for and regularly work with.
We’ll then help you to advertise your property, using a series of content such as 3D Floor Plans, Virtual Tours, Social Media ads, high-quality wide-angle photography to sell your property as quickly as possible. Our connections, platform and reach mean that you’ll already have hundreds of eyes on your property as soon as you market it. We’ll also help you organise viewings and ensure as many people as possible get the chance to see your property. When you try and sell a property privately or in a DIY way, it can be much more difficult if you’ve got no experience of complex property purchases.
We also work with SDL Property Auctions who are exceptional property auctioneers, so depending on your timescale, you can also sell at auction in a quick, secure and hassle-free way.
For more info on buying or selling a property, get in touch with our team today.