Get Your Home Ready For The Spring Rush
Local leading estate and lettings agent Spencers is gearing up for the traditional spring rush of home buyers to the market and the expected surge in activity.
“We have been overwhelmed with the positive start to 2016. Our vendors are achieving fantastic offers and selling their homes as fast as I can remember in recent years” says Liam Hancox, Regional Director, at Spencers.
“We are currently finding that buyers and sellers are very optimistic about the housing market conditions, properties that are correctly priced and pro-actively marketed are selling and things should only get better due to the increased seasonal demand. We expect these next few weeks to be a busy period for us and we are looking forward to helping more people to move home.”
Spencers have outlined some top tips to help you sell or rent your home for the best price this spring and ensure your property stands out from the crowd:
1. Choose the right agent:
An agent with a strong local network of branches and an extensive Internet presence will inevitably have access to more buyers. The agent should be keen to get the best price for your property and sell your home in the timescale you require.
2. Correct asking price:
Make sure you take good advice on the likely selling price do your homework and find out what prices similar properties in the area are selling for. By all means obtain a Market Appraisal from more than one estate agent. But don’t always choose the highest or lowest valuation. Choose the one who gives you the most confidence that their coverage will maximise the number of buyers that will hear about your property.
3. Spring clean:
De-clutter your home and minimalise personal possessions, as a 'blank canvas' can help buyers to visualise how their furniture, belongings and personal style can be added to the property.
Consider making minor improvements. Things like wonky shelves, loose door handles and missing tiles are often overlooked by sellers but can be off-putting. There are often cheap, quick and easy to fix and can improve the overall 'look and feel' of the house.
Consider arranging for a friend or family member to look after your pet when the property viewing is taking place. Your home should be fresh so remove any litter trays, animal beds and animal hairs that may discourage potential buyers or renters.
6. Utilise space:
Ensure each room is set out as it was intended, so a dining room should be a dining room and not a storage area. This will give buyers or renters a better idea of how they can utilise the space. If the garage is used for storing items, try to make it as clutter free as possible in order to show the full space that can be used.
If you are thinking of buying or selling a property, require further information on the local housing market or would like to arrange a free market appraisal contact your local Spencers branch on;
01163 552654 or visit http://www.spencers.co.uk/