Preparing to sell your house in the new year?

Posted: November 20, 2016



sell your house in the new year

If you are planning to market your house in the New Year, here are a few practical tips you can get underway now to prepare your property and give it the best possible chance to shine.

Kerb appeal is crucial in presenting your home in the best possible light. Get the windows cleaned, the front door painted and tidy up the garden. First impressions count.

Try to look around your home as if it were the first time you were seeing it. Buyers have a critical eye when it comes to unfinished jobs so now is the time to get those little DIY chores ticked off the list.

While you put the Christmas decorations away, take the opportunity to declutter and pack away a few boxes of your less frequently used belongings. Prospective buyers will find it much easier to imagine themselves living in your home if there is a bit of empty space on show, and demonstrating that your home has adequate storage is always a winner.

Some prospective buyers are as interested in the lifestyle your home could offer as much as the space. A few minor adjustments to the placing of your furniture to optimise the appeal of living areas and bedrooms will pay off in the long run.

When it comes to selling your property, the most important thing you can do to speed a sale is to select a qualified and recognised local agent such as David Burr. We will give you a realistic valuation based on our extensive market knowledge and experience, and will ensure that your hard work getting your house ready for market is not wasted.