Following the government’s decision to waive Stamp Duty Land Tax until March 2021 in an attempt to safeguard the British economy, a number of people around the country are now thinking of selling up and moving elsewhere.
However, while this may be all well and good, selling your property can be a fairly complex and arduous process involving several hoops to jump through along the way.
From getting it on the market in the first place to dealing with the solicitors down the line, it’s important to carefully consider your own personal selling process in advance of contacting an estate agent.
With this in mind, if you’re thinking of selling up sometime soon, we’re here to help where it matters most – attracting potential buyers through your doors.
Join us as we run through some of the key things to remember and some of the best ways to make your home as presentable and enticing to buyers as possible.
Remember The Survey
Any time you sell your home, the chances are that the person buying it is going to have it surveyed.
During this process, a chartered surveyor will come out to inspect all the nooks and crannies of your house, before going back to the potential buyer to tell them about what – if anything – they found.
Therefore, to ensure this surveyor doesn’t find anything too concerning to go back with, it’s important to make sure your property is as well-maintained as possible prior to selling.
By taking the time now to deal with any pest bird problems you’re having, clear the gutters, DOFF steam clean the patio or paint your garden fence, you could make your home a lot more enticing as a result and give the potential buyer less ammo to come back at you with.
Remember The Viewings
Once your property is on the market, it’s pretty likely it’s going to attract a lot of viewings.
Therefore, it’s important that it’s kept as clean and tidy as possible in advance of each viewing, to prevent the likelihood of a potential buyer being put off.
Prior to each viewing, go around each room individually and pick up any loose items scattered around the place. Then, wipe down any surfaces you have on show before giving the place a quick hoover.
Take any smelly bins or recycling out prior to their arrival too and give the toilet a quick squirt of bleach. Then, spray some air freshener around your home to make sure it’s smelling as fresh and nice as possible while they have a look around.
Remember The Garden
It’s all well and good getting the house looking pristine but don’t forget about your garden.
Regardless of how big or small it may be, or whether it’s a front garden, back garden or both, the nicer it looks to potential buyers, the more enticing it’ll come across.
By dotting a few potted plants around your front door, this will set a great first impression and demonstrate that you’re somebody who has taken good care of their home.
Similarly, by having an array of outdoor garden furniture on show, you will be enabling the viewers to imagine what life could be like there.
Whether it be a fire pit, a BBQ, a rattan furniture collection, a storage shed or simply a few fairy lights dotted around the place, the better you can get your garden looking in advance, the greater the likelihood will be of it selling.
Getting your home ready for selling can take a lot of hard work and effort, so why not leave it to the experts? Here at MC Property Maintenance, we have substantial experience maintaining a wide range of homes and properties to a flawless standard. Get in touch with our team today to find out more.