Tips to keep in mind when you’re getting your home ready to sell
When the temperatures start to warm, many people start thinking about their next move, and home-owners who have considered selling seem to really start making a move on the property market.
If you’re considering selling, here are a few points to help you get ready.
When is the best time to sell?
Many property experts report that March tends to be one of the best months to sell a property quickly*. Of course, there are variations every year and according to market fluctuations, March, April (depending on when the Easter Holidays tend to fall) and May, tend to be some of the strongest months for house sales.
Exploring regional differences
What works in one area of the UK, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same across the board. However, generally speaking, England, Wales, and Scotland tend to follow a similar pattern in terms of spring and – in particular, March – being one of the best times to sell.
What does this mean for you?
As a seller, getting your property ready to sell is exciting, to say the least. So, what can you do to best prepare for it? With the first four to six weeks being some of the most important of your property being on the market, here are a few tips on how you can hit the ground running:
- Improve your kerb appeal: Quick and easy fixes, like ensuring that the entrance way is clear and tidy, and that your front door and windows are in good condition, make for a good first impression on any potential buyer. If you have a garden, make sure that it looks neat and taken care of, as this also helps when selling a property.
- Declutter your home’s interior: Potential buyers will often imagine themselves living in your property when they come to see it. By decluttering and creating more room to move around, you’re giving potential buyers an idea of what their new home could look like with your current setup.
- Top tip: If you’re selling a smaller property, decluttering will also make the space seem larger and by adding a mirror here and there, you can make a smaller room seem bigger and brighter.
- Upcycling items: It’s been shown that upcycling can add great value to your home. So, while you’re decluttering, you might find some treasures that you can repurpose or upcycle in another area of your property, thereby, potentially offering you additional value.
There are many different things you can do to get your property ready for sale. Talk to your local branch to find out more.