If you are looking to sell your home, it is always helpful to know what buyers are looking for. With this knowledge, you can position your home in the most effective manner, boosting the chances of selling your home.
At Williams of Petersfield, we are pleased to say we have helped many local vendors connect with buyers. We know the local market well, and we look to bring people together.
Through our knowledge of the local market, and our studies of what is happening across the market, we are here to help you know what house buyers need in 2021.
White Goods and Existing Heating Systems
The boiler and heating system is one of the most important factors that buyers consider. You can improve your chances of connecting with buyers by:
- Having your boiler reviewed by an expert to determine its condition before listing your home
- If it is in your budget, upgrade the boiler or at least carry out improvements
- Make sure you have sufficient boiler insurance coverage in place
David Holmes is the founder of the Boiler Guide, and he believes people aren’t doing the right sort of searches when looking for a new or better boiler. Digital searches have given people more options, but this might not be the best way to find the ideal solution.
David Holmes said; “Like many other services, it really is worth putting in the time and effort to explore your options for such an important investment and in many cases, you could save hundreds of pounds simply by spending another five minutes on the phone.”
He also said; “We expect the residential heating market to become even more competitive in the next few years as both existing and emerging brands are investing in renewable alternatives such as air source heat pumps and hydrogen-ready gas boilers.”
White goods are also important if you are including them in the sale.
Some steps you can take include:
- Investing in new kitchen appliances
- Making sure you know which sort of appliance is best for the most likely buyer in your home
- Have all existing appliances reviewed and if repairs must be carried out, do so
- Consider the energy efficiency of your appliances
The Energy Efficiency Rating is crucial when selling a home
You will likely know the importance of energy efficiency, and how vital it is for vendors and buyers.
Money Super Market provides the following tips on improving the energy efficiency rating of your home:
- Insulate your loft – This could save between £120 and £225 a year according to the Energy Saving Trust
- Poorly insulated roofs and walls can be a major cause of energy wastage. But with decent loft insulation, you could save between £120 and £225 a year, depending on the type of property you have and where you live, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
- Hang thick curtains and insulate your doors
- Install an energy monitor to review your energy consumption
- Use a water-saving showerhead
- Install double glazing
- Consider solar panels
- Insulate your cavity walls – According to the Energy Savings Trust, this could save between £70 and £255 a year
At Williams of Petersfield, we aim to support the Petersfield community as much as we can, and we know this is an extremely trying time. A lot of people are looking for support and guidance, and if you have any property or housing related questions, we are more than happy to assist you, so contact us today.