Another new year is upon us and for most people that means it is time to make a change for the future! If, for you, that means selling your home then you are not alone, the beginning of the year is one of the busiest times to of the calendar to move to a new home.
If you don’t believe me then look at the stats, Rightmove have just released figures from 2018 which shows that in the whole year the busiest date for property views on their website was February 19th. It seems that the start of the year is a time that people all over the UK are seriously thinking about buying a new property so if you are wanting to sell you home then now is the time to get it on the market.
With many big cities around the UK seeing an increase in property web traffic there is still no other place in the country that even comes close to the number of properties being viewed in London. With so many different places on the market how do you make your property stand out from the crowd at this busy time? Well, there are a number of things that you can think about and put in place ready for people to come and view your home.
Preparing to sell:
What do you want to include in the sale? Usually built in wardrobes, fixtures and fittings are included but you can also include white goods. These can be negotiated on a separate occasion.
Handing over as much information and certificates as you can will be helpful as we can then pass this information onto prospective buyers. This can be how much it costs to run your property, council tax, utility bills etc. If you have any electricity, gas and building regulation certificates, this will also be helpful to hand in. Do you have to pay any service charges or ground rents?
Preparing your home for viewings: