When thinking about putting your home on the market, you’ll want to ensure you have done everything possible to present it in its best light to help speed up the selling process. Luckily, we know a thing or two about unlocking the value in your home. Having a home that is well-staged, presentable and attractive will make all the difference when it comes to a sale.
So, before you go about putting your home on the market, what should you be doing to ensure your home ticks all the boxes?
Ensuring you have thought it through
Consider why it is you want to move. Are you ready for a change of scene, need more space, or do you just want a nicer kitchen? If you love where you live, and the thought of moving fills you with dread, then it might be worth considering other options.
Why not improve rather than move? Extending or updating your home could be the better option if you are settled in your property. Our mortgage services will be able to advise you on whether this is a viable option for you, free of charge. Why not arrange a no-obligation appointment with one of our award winning mortgage advisers, who will talk you through your options?
Instructing an agent who knows what they're talking about
Moving can be a lengthy and sometimes stressful process, and naturally, you want to get the most for your money. We want you to as well, which is why we offer a free expert valuation, to not only give you an idea of what your home is worth, but to talk through the house moving process and how Andrews can help. It’s important to have an agent who knows the local market, who understands exactly what you need and keeps you in the know throughout the process.
Considering the kerb appeal
Once you have made the decision to move. It’s time to prepare your home for those all-important house viewings. As much as you might love your knick-knacks and enjoy having them on display for the world to see, it is important that buyers are able to visualise themselves in the property, and so you will need to figuratively remove yourself from the house.
Depersonalising the space by removing clutter and repainting the walls in neutral tones will help buyers imagine themselves living there, and make your home all the more appealing.
Being in the know
We don’t think it’s unfair to say that the property market can be a bit of a mystery. When selling your home though, you’ll want to be sure that you’re in the know about everything the housing market is doing, as well as everything that is happening in the local market and the impact this may have on your sale.
Andrews has over 70 years’ experience in the property business, we know just how stressful a house move can be. This is why we pride ourselves on offering a high standard of service to help you throughout your property journey.
Staying in the know is important, not only before you put your home on the market, but also once your home is up for sale. We may have been around for the better part of a century, but who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? The My Andrews app launched in 2016, and can be downloaded straight to your phone, or you can simply sign in to your account online. Using the app, you can access instant buyer feedback from viewings, and view potential offers and make sure you stay in the loop throughout.