If you are thinking of selling your property this year then there is no better time to do so. Historically January is among the best time of year as buyers will be thinking about the year ahead, so if you are looking to sell your property in 2016 you will probably need to move swiftly.
The first part of the process is to contact a reputable local estate agent such as Intercounty. Choosing a local estate agent is really important as they will have precise knowledge on how much your property is worth based on others they have sold in the area.
Getting your property ready for a sale is vital, as this could help you sell faster and achieve a higher price. In the property industry we call this process ‘staging’, this is when you treat your home like a shop window, ensuring that it every aspect from the furniture to décor is looking at it’s best.
De-cluttering is one of the most important things if you have a cluttered home, as most buyers will find it hard to see past your personal things if your home is cluttered with them.
Investing a bit of time and money in repainting a tired looking room is the best way to make it feel clean and fresh. If you have dirty looking carpets then get a professional cleaner to come and give them a clean for under £100.
Tidy up your garden and make sure that your property is presentable from the front, this is the first thing a potential buyer will see, so it’s one of the most important.
Finish any half done DIY projects, sort out any other things which could alarm a buyer such as mold.
Make sure your home is looking at it’s best for each viewing, if you have young children and find it difficult to clear up each time you could discuss with your agent holding an Open House day, where you can prepare your house for one day to look at it’s best.
Other ways to ensure your property looks at its best for a viewing include:
• Put the lights on – this will make it feel more inviting
• Make beds, draw the curtains, clean dirty windows
• If you have a real fire then light it for a viewing, this is a real selling feature, especially in the winter months.
• There’s nothing like the smell of fresh baking to entice a buyer
• Make sure your home feels warm and cosy
For any other tips please contact your local branch of Intercounty or give our team a call.