It’s a commonly held belief that Spring / early summer is the best time of year to sell a home…with all that extra sunshine, flowers in bloom and the brighter nights, we are tempted to agree.
Faced with a higher degree of competition than in the colder months, it is vital that you maximise the appeal of your home, to ensure that all important sale. Selling homes in Shropshire for many years, we have a pretty good idea of what works when it comes to getting a home sale ready. Follow our short-guide to making your home the first choice for buyers.
Monks can advise you on what aspects of your home will stand out the most to potential buyers. Once you know this, you can really go to town, to make sure that these features are repaired, cleaned and spruced-up in time for your home viewings.
The outside of your home is the very first thing that your potential buyers will see so its vital that you get the exterior looking its best. Spend some time tidying up the garden – get that lawn mowed and get rid of the flowerbed clutter. A jet-hose down a driveway will make a huge difference as will investment into a good window cleaning service to de-grime and get them looking sparkly clean.
You know yourself that any savvy buyer will be looking for ways to bring you down on your price, so be proactive and ensure that you take care of all of the easy fixes. If you need new carpet, a lick of paint, or a new stretch of fencing to make your home move-in-ready, your investment into making these changes might just be the difference between a buyer choosing your home, over a neighbour’s property.
Having lots of personal items lying around will not help a potential buyer to imagine themselves living there. Create a clear (and clean) space by packing away excessive ornaments, photographs and furniture to show your home off in its most spacious and neutral light. A lick of neutral paint and a really good clean and your room is good to go.
It goes without saying that you need to put a bit of elbow-grease into your cleaning when it comes to selling your home. A fresh smelling home that looks spotless will give you the sales advantage that you are after. Make sure that your carpet and curtains are spick and span – perhaps recovering or adding a tactical throw to a sofa that has seen better days.
There is a lot of competition when it comes to a new home in Shropshire right now, so you need to make every effort to make your home stand out. Working with Monks, you will have the advantage of the many marketing tools that we have at our disposal. From our online marketing channels, brochures and open house events, through to our amazing sales team who will represent you and your property with the high volume of home-buyers we see each day – you needn’t worry as we have got it covered!
If you would like to chat to one of the team about preparing your home for sale this Spring, then please get in touch.