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Charlotte Loughead BA (Hons), Sales & Marketing

Whilst we are currently in lockdown, we continue to register interest from buyers looking to move as soon as restrictions are lifted. With a shortage of properties on the market, we will have high demand and low supply. It will soon be a 'sellers' market for those who are well prepared and get their timing right.

With this wonderful weather we're having, and many of us at home, there's never been a better time to get your home ready to sell in a few weeks’ time!

Here's a few ideas for you that will add thousands to your home and get you a quicker sale...

PAMPER THOSE WALLS
A trip to the beauty salon is off the cards for all of us right now – however, your house could still do with some TLC. We're all guilty for having the odd scratch and lived-in damages to our paintwork around the house. Why not order some paint online and give those walls a good makeover. It’s amazing what a lick of paint can do to make your property look fresh and set a great impression to buyers.

Touching up the decor


DE-CLUTTER
Those that have been binge-watching on Netflix (guilty!) may have come across a show, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” - where the method of de-cluttering is a big feature. The host asks you to hold an item and if it no longer “sparks joy”, it’s time to bin, donate or sell. We’re all guilty of hoarding something we KNOW we’re never going to use again. Use this time to create space within your home that buyers will appreciate. Most importantly, buyer’s need to imagine their belongings fitting in your home. This is much easier to do if they’re not overly distracted with any clutter you don’t even want!

De-cluttering


OUTSIDE TIME
In terms of opportunity and weather, there has never been a better time to enhance the curb appeal of your property. Once on the Market, many buyers will drive-by your property before even booking a viewing. If they don’t like what they see and don’t view, you’ll never know… So, now is the time to attend to any external maintenance, paintwork and so on. Tidy up and keep tidy your garden and set the best possible first impression you can. Enlist help from everyone under your roof to spare them lockdown boredom.

Home Improvements


SPRING CLEAN
After all, it is the season! …. I know I haven’t pulled that sofa out in a while for a good hoover! Love it or hate it there’s nothing more satisfying than sitting down at the end of a day cleaning and feeling a sense of pride and accomplishment. Get ahead of everyone now by giving your home the clean of its life. Then it will be easy to maintain for viewers from then onwards!

Spring Clean

That's it for now, stay tuned on this blog for many more selling tips!

Finally, our sales team remain here to support you from our home offices, answering calls, emails and webchats as normal. If you have any questions about how the current lockdown is affecting the property market, we're here to offer as much guidance as you need. Call us anytime on 01925 377199.

p.s.  Are you curious what your property could be worth? Find out in around 53 seconds by clicking here.

p.p.s. Download our eBook on how to get the best selling price for your property by clicking here.