If you are thinking about the ideal gift to give a loved one or someone you care about, it is best to think about them, and what they need. In the current climate, there is a lot to be said about providing Christmas gifts that are also functional as well as being well-meaning. Continue reading “Christmas Gifts To Help Sell A Home”
We hope that you are looking forward to a happy and relaxing festive period this year, but we know that many people are already looking forward to 2019. A New Year often inspires many people to make changes in their life or make a fresh start, and it is easy to see selling your home is a big ambition for some people. Continue reading “Selling your Home In New Year? Start Preparing In December”
With the clocks being changed and the weather taking a turn for the worse, we are moving towards the end of the year. There is still a lot of time to make the most of 2018 but it may be that your focus has switched to one that will help you sell in 2019 and doing your very best in that year. Continue reading “Keen To Sell in 2019? Find Your Ideal Agent”
Selling your home is far from easy, even when you have help from specialists, but there are ways in which you can make the process an awful lot easier. At Williams of Petersfield, we are delighted to say that we have helped many Petersfield vendors sell their property, and a large part of this success is down to the fact that we know what buyers want to see when they are looking for a home.
Each buyer is unique, and it is likely that they will have their own personal tastes and requirements but in general, there are some things that most buyers want to see. If you were to sit down and think about the things that you want to see when looking for a home, you’ll find most of these items crop up, and there is a common-sense approach to be made when presenting a home to prospective buyers.
Warmth and comfort are hugely important for buyers, so there is no surprise at the fact that central heating and double glazing are priorities for prospective buyers. If your property doesn’t have these in place, it is worth making an investment, but if you do have these elements at home, there are still ways in which you can improve the warmth and comfort of your home.
Improving the insulation at your home is always great news for buyers
Cavity wall insulation is a sensible solution for homeowners looking to retain heat, lower their energy bills and make their home a more environmentally friendly place. If you have this in place or would like an option, upgrading to a smart energy device makes sense. These devices allow you to remain in control of your heating and you see what you are spending.
You’ll find that these devices lead to a reduction in energy usage, saving money and aiding the environment, which a prospective buyer is always going to hold an interest in.
Another priority for buyers is security. With doors and windows being the most common point of entry in a break-in, you want to ensure that these points are robust and dependable. It may not cost a lot of money to improve the security of these features, but you’ll find that it is a worthwhile investment, offering peace of mind to a prospective buyer.
Tell prospective buyers about why you love Petersfield property
There will, of course, be features that buyers want to see which are outside of your control. Having local shops and amenities is an important feature for prospective buyers but as you can’t do much to impact on this, there is no point worrying about it. However, if you have found local stores that you appreciate, take the time to tell any prospective buyer about them.
Energy efficiency is another important aspect, and if you can upgrade aspects of your home to a more energy efficient counterpart, you will hopefully find greater interest in your property.
If you can draw attention to aspects of local life which may not be written about in local area guides, but which make your life easier, you provide prospective buyers with something else to think about.
If you are selling your home in Petersfield and you want to make sure that you please buyers, come and speak with Williams of Petersfield. We are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners sell their property, and we are here to assist you with this aim.
Christmas is still a long way away and hopefully you aren’t having to spend too much time thinking about it. There will be some people with a lot of things to arrange who like to plan as early as possible but for most of us, the start of September is not a time to worry about the festive season. It is not even a time to be worried about Halloween. However, if you are a Petersfield homeowner who would like to sell your home by Christmas, it is best that you make plans as soon as possible.
The main reason you should start making plans is that the average length of time for a property sale, from the moment an offer is accepted to the moving date is 13 weeks. At the beginning of September, there is only 17 weeks to Christmas. This doesn’t give you much time to get everything sorted and even the best property moves are likely to experience a blip or two. At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say that we are property market experts and we have helped many Petersfield residents sell their home. However, even we have experienced some challenging matters when selling property and we recommend having as much time as possible.
Households want to be ready for a fun Christmas
It is understandable that households will have a deadline for selling their home. Christmas is an event that draws people together and there is a great deal to be said for having the family together at that time of year. No one wants to celebrate Christmas in a home filled with moving boxes or in a house with no decorations up because you are keeping the property clear to welcome prospective buyers.
It is common that homeowners start with a date they want to have moved by and then work backwards to start the selling process. We have helped many clients work in this matter. Issues like school holidays, job issues and significant dates for people have all shaped the moving process but it would be fair to say that the festive period has influenced many decisions in the property market.
Has Christmas planning impacted on asking prices?
Some industry experts have cited the impending festive deadline as a reason why asking prices has dipped across the country. There is still a notable gap between sales prices and asking prices in the UK but in the past month, asking prices have been lowered. Even though there are many influencing factors to consider, it has been noted that a desire to have a property deal concluded in time for Christmas may have shaped the thoughts of some sellers and the asking price they have been happy to set.
At Williams of Petersfield, we are on hand to help you sell your home in an effective and efficient manner, no matter the time of year. If thoughts of Christmas impact on your plans, come and speak to us and we will do what we can to help you sell your home.
In selling your home, communication is vital. Whether this applies to the exchange of legal documents, setting a price or making sure that everyone is clear who the most likely buyer is, it is vital that clear communication is at the heart of the sales process. Continue reading “People Want To Face Communication With Agents: We Deliver”
Sometimes in life, the difference between success and failure is taking advantage of opportunities that come your way. Being aware of opportunities and being ready to act quickly or make a decision helps you achieve success. This may be the sort of approach you would expect to read in a business manual but it is an approach that can help you achieve success in the property market, and it is why you must be aware of downsizing. Continue reading “Can You Capitalise On Demand For Downsizing Options?”
At Williams of Petersfield, we are more than happy to help vendors sell their home. Even though there are many reports about the high volume of demand for property, selling your home is a challenge. Continue reading “Vendors: Does Help To Buy Assist People Purchase Property?”
Up to the minute property news relating to Petersfield and surrounding areas, for May 2018.
Even though it is difficult to predict what is going to happen next in the property market, it doesn’t stop people and businesses making predictions about property prices.
When it comes to selling your home, it makes sense to work as hard and as smart as you can to ensure that people see your house, appreciate what it has to give and then make an offer. There are many different parts of the property selling process and all of them are important because if there is a weak link in your chain, this is likely to be where a potential sale collapses. This is why you need to consider aspects like accompanied viewings as seriously as staging your home.
While all of the parts are important, it is fair to say that the viewing process is crucial. This is when the interested buyer comes to your home and you need to make sure that you create a positive first impression. There is also a need to provide as much information and to be as welcoming as possible. You can see why many property owners want to play a part in the process but you will find that accompanied viewings are a step to selling successfully. This is the case for a number of reasons and when you call on Williams of Petersfield, you can be confident that we will provide you with the assistance you need to enhance your chances of selling your home.
Viewers are more honest when appraising the home with an estate agent
We are not saying that potential buyers will tell lies to the homeowner but there are clearly different levels of the truth that can come out. The vast majority of people are not going to be brutally harsh to a homeowners face, and this means you may miss out on informative feedback. Even if the first viewer doesn’t want to buy the home, they may have insight into issues that they don’t like or which they do appreciate, which can help you to meet the needs of the next buyer.
A potential buyer is more likely to be honest about these aspects to the estate agent than the owner, so if you want great insight, make sure an estate agent is present for the viewing process.
A fresh pair of eyes is always helpful
When it comes to honesty or seeing the property with fresh eyes, the estate agent may be able to provide a viewpoint that the property owner is unable to offer. When you have lived in a home for a number of years or it is created to your style, you may not see potential issues or problems.
This is where having an external person makes a difference because they will be able to make decisions or share opinions that ensure the property is set up in a different, and hopefully, more enticing manner.
You are likely to be busy
Selling a home can be a stressful time and it can be difficult to juggle the needs of your normal life with the demands of selling a home. If you are also looking to buy a home at the same time, you may not have enough time to do everything and this is where getting a helping hand can make a big difference.
When you call on Williams of Petersfield, we offer a helping hand that ensures the important steps are all taken care of, regardless of how busy you are.
Accompanied viewings help set the property up
As a local, skilled and experienced estate agent, we know what people are looking for. This means we will help you to present and stage your property with the right buyer in mind. Staging a home goes beyond cleaning, decluttering and decorating; it actually means presenting the home with the most likely buyer in mind, which will make your home more attractive to the property.
We are sales people
Given that we sell homes for a living, we are more than happy to talk to potential buyers, to show them the benefits of the home and to connect with them. We know that homeowners have a great level of insight to offer about their property but it can be difficult for some people to talk about their home. Selling your home can be an emotional time, it can be a nervous time considering the amount of money involved and it can also be a challenging time as not everyone is comfortable when it comes to public speaking or talking with others. This is why we are more than happy to take responsibility for the viewing process.
We believe all of these reasons are big factors in why accompanied viewings are important and if you want the best standard of support and assistance, call on Williams of Petersfield.