Top Tips for Selling Your Home
It’s no secret that house prices are surging in the UK. The latest Nationwide House Price Index found that average prices now exceed £260,000 for the first time, with month-on-month price growth at a staggering 1.7%. Whether you’re looking to upsize, downsize, or simply move on, make read on to see our top tips for selling your home in an increasingly competitive modern market.
Arrange a valuation
Unsure just how much your house could be worth? With house price growth at a 17-year high, it’s a good idea to start with a house valuation to gain a realistic idea of its potential market value. Don’t be put off by the fact that this usually entails lots of independent research: you’ll be working alongside estate agents to achieve more than one estimation.
Work closely with experts
You don’t need to take on all the work yourself when it comes to selling your house. Along with an estate agent, why not consider hiring a professional to offer an expert opinion on all legal matters? Notably, conveyancing solicitors are essential to getting the property signed over correctly, as well as guiding you through the overall sale process.
Though time-consuming, renovation work could pay off to significantly increase the resale price of your home. Depending on the type of project upon which you embark, you could even add an extra room or two to the property. Popular renovation projects include:
- Superficial repairs
- Double-glazing windows
- Kitchen renovation
- Loft conversion
Leave a strong first impression
It’s always worth ensuring that your property is well-presented externally and internally, especially before it’s due to be photographed by estate agents. Tidy away any clutter to make sure the focal points of each room are exactly as intended, keeping eyes only on the best details.
Even if your potential buyers know not to judge a book by its cover, there’s no denying that first impressions certainly count. What’s more, according to property agents, a well-kept garden could add up to 5% of the sale price to the overall value of your home.
Depending on the type of buyers in your area, getting creative with your décor could open doors to more viewings. People buy into lifestyle trends like wall mounted electric fires, and whether intentionally or not, it’s easy to place more emphasis on interior design and modern appliances in the decision-making process than conventional criteria, like the size of a property and its local facilities.
Whether you choose a quick-fix and tidy-up or a complete overhaul, making sure you work alongside property experts will be key to securing a fantastic deal, whenever you choose to sell your home.