Most people know that they can use an estate agent to help them to sell their central London property, and while central London estate agents will most certainly improve your chances and speed for getting a sale, there are plenty of other things that you as the homeowner should be doing too to help sell your home. Read on for some tips on different things you can to do try and get a quick sale at the price you want.
Estate agents central London will give you a valuation for your home. If you’re not happy with this valuation, ask for a couple of different quotes to see if it seems fair and take a look at what other property around the same specifications is for sale and for how much. Also make sure you check out how long those properties have been for sale for – if they’ve been on the market for a long time, then the higher price tag probably isn’t justified. However, if the valuation does seem about right but you’re still not happy, then it might be time to make some home improvements to boost the value.
The biggest boost to a property’s price usually comes with a new fitted kitchen and/or bathroom, which are what most new property buyers are looking for. Many people want to move into a property which is ready for them to live in without having to make too many modifications, so a new kitchen or bathroom is usually high up on their wish list.
If you can’t afford a major refit, then do make sure that you finish off any of those odd DIY jobs that you’ve had lying around for a while. Likewise, a lick of paint can make a huge difference. It can be easy to think that these tasks aren’t worth bothering with because you’re planning on moving on, but they’ll make a prospective buyer more interested in your property and more likely to buy.
If you’ve already found a new home that you want to move into, take some time to consider what you’ll need to take with you and what you’re prepared to leave behind. Just leaving the carpets and light fittings can be a bargaining tool that could make a buyer more interested. Similarly, if you’re planning on taking the lot with you, then communicate this to any prospective buyers so that there is no confusion.
Most buyers will want to have a survey of the property completed before they sign on the dotted line, so you might want to consider having one done yourself before you list your home for sale to make sure that there won’t be any nasty surprises. This way you can choose to fix any major problems, know that you will need to lower the asking price, or be confident that there is no underlying issue that will end up forcing your price down at a later date, and even potentially leaving you short when it comes to purchasing your new home.
About the Author – Sarah Makinson is a freelance blogger who writes for a range of consumer sites, including Winkworth.