Making your home 'sale ready' during lockdown

19th May 2020 posted in SELLERS LANDLORDS

While it is possible to move home right now, and we are here to help anyone looking to move soon, we appreciate most people are keen to wait before buying or selling your property. However, if you are eager to sell your home once lockdown restrictions have been removed, you can take specific steps now to speed up the process.

We are pleased to say we have helped many vendors in Baldock and Ashwell sell their home. We offer guidance and advice on how to best present your home to connect with likely buyers. We believe there are measures which will provide short-term benefits during the lockdown, which will also make your home more appealing to prospective buyers.

Decluttering your home is an excellent idea

If you are stuck at home, there is a good chance you will be looking to make more space around your home. An effective way of creating more space is to declutter your home. While a lot of people say they boost their wellbeing by tidying and clearing their home, the key benefits lie in the short and long-term condition of your home.

The three leading reasons why you should declutter your home in advance of a sale are:

  1. When you create more space, your home appears more extensive, and this makes it more appealing to buyers
  2. When you declutter your house, it is easier to clean, and this helps you connect with likely buyers
  3. Decluttering your home reduces your personal effects, and this makes it easier for prospective buyers to imagine living in your home

Therefore, if you want to feel better about your home now, and make it more appealing to likely buyers, it makes sense to declutter during the lockdown.

Make sure your home is spotless

It would be fair to say hygiene is an essential issue for many households right now. You want to ensure your home is as clean as possible, which creates a strong argument for deep-cleaning your kitchen and bathroom.

These are the rooms most people focus on when it comes to hygiene. A gleaming bathroom and a sparkling kitchen put you in a good mood, and they will ensure you connect with likely buyers. When it comes to projects around the house which help you relax and feel more confident, significant cleaning challenges are at the top of the list.

Spend quality time in the garden

If you are fortunate enough to have a garden, you will likely spend a lot of time here. However, don’t just relax or sunbathe, make sure you spend time improving your garden. This is the ideal chance to create some order and plant fresh flowers in this part of your property.

In the short-term, you have a great excuse to spend quality time in your garden, and you’ll be preparing your garden to create a positive first impression on buyers.

Currently, in line with Government guidelines, our Baldock & Ashwell branches are closed.  However, we have key staff working from home, with access to all of our estate agency software, to support all of our clients and keeping ongoing transactions active.  To clients old and new, if you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01462 895061 or 01462 742077, or you could email baldock@country-properties.co.uk or ashwell@country-properties.co.uk.