Stansted Homeowners Selling In Spring 2022?

February 1st 2022
By: Intercounty
Stansted Homeowners Selling In Spring 2022?

Spring is traditionally the busiest time of year in the housing market. If you plan on selling your home, you must be proactive. There is a great deal to be said for carrying out improvements to your home, and this guide will talk you through some of the best ways to upgrade your home for prospective buyers.

Mark Hayward, the Chief Executive of NAEA Propertymark at the time, said; “Improvements which create a sense of space, privacy and give a great first impression will increase saleability. It’s important to not over-personalise the décor so it appeals to future buyers, and will allow them to adapt the property to fit their own needs. In one of our member surveys, half of estate agents think that adding a bedroom (usually a loft conversion) adds the most value, while a third of agents thought a new kitchen was the best choice.”

Redecorating your home was the top tip stated by NAEA Propertymark

They cited this as an affordable way to make improvements to your home that have a positive impact. They talked about the importance of neutral colours in your home, and how this can help to give your property a new lease of life.

Even if you plan on staying in the home for some time, this sort of improvement will pay off, but when it comes to preparing your home for new buyers, a fresh coat of paint should be the minimum work you do.

Make sure you fix any problems and superficial defects

It likely you have a long list of repair jobs that need to be carried out. Some people are naturally “handy” and will carry out these tasks with a minimum of fuss, and to great effect. Not everyone can say the same.

If you need to call on an expert to make these improvements, you should do so. This is because if you have the following issues in your home, potential buyers will quickly be put off:

  • Badly Fitted Laminate Flooring

  • Broken Lightbulbs

  • Dirty Walls, Especially Near Door Frames And Light Switches

  • Dripping Taps

  • Limescale Build-Up On Kitchen And Bathroom Fittings

  • Mouldy Sealant In Kitchens Or Bathrooms

  • Peeling Paint

  • Squeaky Floors, Doors Or Stairs

Any problem of this nature creates barriers that might stop some people from following up an initial interest in the home. Therefore, you should look to make these changes long before you place your home on the market.

Other improvements you need to consider before placing your home up for sale include:

  • Improving the appearance, and security, of your front door

  • Ensure your garden is in good condition

  • Making sure the heating and lighting is up to a high standard

  • Pay particular attention to the kitchen and bathroom, ensuring they are clean and fresh

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