Five Top Tips for Selling Your Home
This week, Michaela Jupp, Branch Manager for our Kendal estate agency office, gives her top five tips for selling your home.
- First impressions count
Most house buyers form their first impressions within seconds of walking through the front door. If you have a front garden, spend a little time sprucing it up. Replant those forgotten hanging baskets. A few plant pots and a clear pathway can make the front of your house more appealing. Remember, curb appeal is real.
- Clear worktops and declutter
A tidy room should never be underestimated. So, take some time to clean each room from top to bottom paying special attention to high impact rooms such as the kitchen and bathroom. Use moving house as an opportune time to get rid of the unused gym equipment, overflowing buckets of children’s toys and anything that doesn’t need to be packed and moved with you. If there is too much furniture or not enough clear floor space, it can make a property feel smaller.
- Brag about your broadband
Broadband speeds are serious business in this day and age, and not just for the ‘Work From Homers’. Just advertising the presence of fibre optic cables in your area could be enough to encourage buyers. Make sure to take a look at other features of your property that are appealing to buyers and make sure your agent highlights them during viewings.
- Think smart
Home technologies are increasingly important to buyers. Smart technology such as Hive, which gives mobile control over heating systems, is a feature worth considering. If it moves your EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) up a band, it could add to the sale price.
- Let buyers take a virtual tour
For those buyers living out of the area and unable to travel, virtual tours are imperative to show off your property. We can provide a high-quality, interactive tour which is compatible to all digital platforms.
Choosing the right estate agent is very important and will have a big impact on how quickly you sell your house, and at what price. Using a regulated estate agent will give you the assurance that your estate agent follows best practice, meets all requirements of the profession and works to industry standards. To speak with one of our estate agency team members, give us a call…
- Carlisle - 01228 810799
- Cockermouth - 01900 828239
- Durham - 0191 370 8530
- Kendal - 01539 721375
- Keswick - 017687 72370
- Penrith - 01768 804619