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.If you are considering selling your home in New Year, Williams of Petersfield are here to help, and we believe it is best to start preparing in December.
The sooner you start the sales process, the better. This is a highly competitive market and your home will go up against many homes. Even though there are valid concerns about the lack of supply of homes to the property market, it is still difficult to sell your home. However, we have helped many Peterborough property owners sell their home, and we look forward to helping you.
Get outside when selling your home
You may not be planning on spending too much time outside in your garden this December, but if you want to create the best possible impression when selling your home, you should. This is because the outside of your property is the first thing prospective buyers see when they visit your home. If the outside of your home isn’t appealing, they could lose interest before they even set foot inside of your home.
Some garden tips to consider include:
- Keep our garden as tidy as possible – this may be difficult but clear all leaves and puddles
- Ensure your window frames are appealing and in reliable condition
- Clean your guttering – for aesthetic and functional purposes
- Review all paths, driveways and walkways – ensuring they are in great condition
- If you have any garden furniture or tools outside, store them away until spring
These are small steps and you hopefully won’t spend too much time outside resolving these matters but doing so can make a massive difference to how your property looks to a prospective buyer.
Does your home offer a warm welcome?
While you should offer all guests to your home a warm welcome, you need to ensure that your home is warm. Winter is the ideal time to review the insulation at your property and if you need to make improvements, now is the time to do so.
Inspect the frames of your doors and windows, and if there are any gaps or cracks, make improvements. Consider affordable insulation solutions and if you can upgrade to a digital thermostat system, you should reap the benefits, both in the short-term and in providing a better home to the marketplace.
This is an ideal time to start the decluttering process
In preparation for Christmas and New Year, many people like to clean their home and declutter. If you are going to put a Christmas tree up, you need to create space. This is a smart move and doing this provides the platform for a thorough declutter of your home after the festive period.
An integral part of the house selling process is ensuring your home has been cleaned and that you have created as much space as you can. If you can do this, you will present your home in a more attractive manner, and you can increase your chances of connecting with a willing buyer.
If you are looking to sell your home in 2019, contact the local property market specialists. At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say we have helped many local vendors sell their home and we look forward to assisting you too.