17 December 2018

Looking To Sell Your Home In 2019? Start Preparing Now

Posted by: IanWatson

Many people take the start of the year as a time for a change and making improvements in their life. This is perfectly understandable and knowing that other people around you are making similar changes in their life is a great comfort to people in making their own changes. Some people focus on improving their health, other folk want to make positive changes to their relationships and there will be some homeowners who decide that this is the ideal time to sell their home.

At Mitchells Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners sell their property in recent times, and we are always here to provide support and assistance. Given that there is likely to be an increase in homeowners deciding to sell their home this winter, the sooner you start preparing, the better.

Declutter and thoroughly clean your home

Now that the festive season is well and truly over with, your home possibly looks a bit bare. A lot of people don’t like how their house looks after the tree and decorations have come down, and this time of the year is often the cue to make home improvements.

You can use this as your impetus to prepare your home for a sale because you are already in the mood to make changes around your home. Decluttering your home brings benefits on a number of reasons, including:

  • A decluttered home offers more space, which all buyers are looking for
  • A decluttered home is easier to clean, making it easier to present in an effective manner
  • A decluttered home has fewer personal belongings, creating a blank canvas for prospective buyers

These three benefits are important for vendors and by decluttering your home at this time of year, you create a platform that will help you sell your home in 2019.

Step outside and ensure you provide a great welcome

You may not want to spend too much time outside of your home in winter but in the limited daylight hours we do enjoy, there is a lot to be said for being active in your garden area. The outside of your home is what prospective buyers see first when they visit your property, so make sure that it is in excellent condition.

Take the time to clear paths and driveways, making sure they are in excellent condition. Make sure you clean your gutters, as this will protect your home while making the outside of your property look more attractive. You should also take the time to review your doors and windows, making sure that there are no cracks and gaps.

The importance of reviewing the insulation of your home cannot be stated enough. It is vital that your home is warm, welcoming and retains heat. The frames of your doors and windows are areas where warm air can escape and cold air can enter your home. Repairing or replacing any problems in these areas will make your home much more appealing to prospective buyers.

At Mitchells Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have helped many homeowners sell their home. If you are looking to sell your property in 2019, get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help.



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