21 Feb Are you looking to sell your place in the Spring?
We’re now well in to 2019, and the Christmas break seems like a distant memory. The festive period is often a time during which people make big life decisions. It might be to eat less meat, quit smoking or assess their living situation. We see it every year, and unlike many New Year resolutions, the decision to move house often sticks.
We speak to lots of people who decide that they would like to downsize or make the next step up the property ladder in the first few weeks of the year, with a view to moving in before the summer. So we’ve put together some top tips to make sure you get the best price for your property.
First impressions count!
Make sure the front of your house is clean and tidy – this is the first thing your potential buyers will see so a few neatly potted plants and a well-kept front garden will make a real difference to how a potential buyer views the rest of the property. Make sure gutters, soffits and facias are clean and any foliage is well pruned and neat.
Get rid of clutter
Commonly known as decluttering, try and make sure that your surfaces and shelves aren’t strewn with mismatched ornaments and children’s pottery. While these keepsakes might mean the world to you, they can make the space looked unkempt and neglected. Try to ensure that coats and other items of clothing are tidied away out of sight in order to show off your property at its best.
Lick of paint
We know how much you love that floral wallpaper, but it’s not to everyone’s taste so if you are thinking of selling your property why not give a potential buyers’ imagination a blank canvas. Painting your walls in a neutral colour will enable any prospective buyer to visualise themselves loving their – we love hearing things like “we could paint that wall duck egg blue” (colours vary), it indicates how serious they are about the property.
Clean windows let in more light during the day so make sure they’re free of sticky hand prints and grime. If you are hosting viewings in the evening make sure that your home is lit to show off its best features. A well-placed lamp can accentuate the space in a room or give the room a homely, cosy feeling – experiment with different options to find one that suits you best.
Stage your home
Staging your home is nothing more complicated than making it look and feel attractive. You may never have fresh flowers in your home, but research has told us that viewers love to visit properties with flowers, so make sure you have some in the living room. Make your home look like a show home, after all it’s not just the bricks and mortar you are selling, you are selling a lifestyle. Make sure beds are immaculately made, tables are laid and if there happens to be the smell of fresh coffee in the air then all the better.
Get in touch
The most important tip we can give you is to make sure you choose the right agent to sell your property. One that will carry your best interests at heart, after all this is your most valuable asset we are talking about. We bring dozens of properties for sale in Virginia Water every year, and so if you are thinking of moving to the area of simply searching for properties for sale in Wentworth, make sure you get in touch with us.
A member of our expert team will be delighted to speak with you about your property options, whether you are buying or selling we’d be happy to help. You can call us on 01344 843000 or email us. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.