Do you need to sell your property this summer? With the holiday season, the summer can be a difficult time to sell a property.
Here at Love Your Postcode™ we pride ourselves in providing a service that breaks the stigma of selling your house and our reviews definitely agree with this approach. So what makes selling homes in the summer with us so easy?
Summer: the perfect time to get your property on the market
Every member of our team knows the property market like the back of their hand. The publicity we’ll give the properties in your portfolio is not limited to outdoor, print and online advertising. We also have a growing presence on the UK’s airwaves and television sets. Imagine a short documentary on your home. Our group is one of the fastest estate agency in Birmingham, if not the fastest, at getting properties live and up on the market.
We have some tips to help you with selling this summer.
#1 A good tidy-up and clean. It’s the simplest tip, but a bit of elbow grease can make the world of difference and is the best place to start. A good tidy-up and clean will stand you in good stead for photographs and viewings. You want to create a space that a prospective applicant wants to move into (table and chairs neatly arranged, no clutter, clean surfaces) whilst also making sure that it doesn’t look like you were evicted from each room moments before (TV on, plates left on the table, toys left on the floor).
#2 Viewings during daylight hours. Try to arrange viewings with potential purchasers during daylight hours so your viewers will see your property in all its naturally-lit glory. If necessary, turn on all the light in your home including all lamps, surface lights as well as those that are part of furniture and appliances (i.e perhaps you have lighting on the stove or built into a bookshelf). Make sure to replace any light bulbs that are burnt out and use high-wattage bulbs to make the rooms brighter.
#3 Be Flexible. Many people are busy during the summer months, planning holidays or simply spending time with their families after work. Therefore, it is more important than ever to be flexible when it comes to allowing potential buyers to view your home.
#4 Prepare your home for viewings. Think about presentation and after following the de-cluttering and freshening up tips already given, really try and look at your rooms in a critical way. Even ask friends to be honest about the position of furniture and any ‘eyesores’ that you might have grown accustomed to and simply don’t see anymore.
#5 Get your boiler serviced and check your hot water and heating. A faulty or broken boiler is definitely going to deter prospective purchasers. Imagine buyers walking into a house with no hot water even if is summer.
#6 Check your roof. You might get odd looks from your neighbors, but find some binoculars and check your roof for loose, missing, or cracked tiles. If you see any, be sure to replace them as water could get into the loft creating damp and potentially rot. It shouldn’t be a great expense and will save you time and money in the long run.
#7 Professional photos. Have a new batch of professional photos taken of your property, change your main advert photo or change the order of the photos in your advert entirely. Doing any of these will refresh your property’s advert, getting the attention of applicants who may have previously passed over your advert and stopping your property looking stagnant on the market.
Sell your house fast this summer
Along with having the highest quality photography, you want the best advertising possible to get as many eyes on your property as possible. Well, at Love Your Postcode™ we feature your property on the best property websites as part of our traditional package, a service most other estate agents will ask for another fee on top for. Do you need to sell your property this summer?
Love Your Postcode™ has become one of the top estate & lettings agents because of how our group pays attention to each client. With us, you’re guaranteed a trusted partner that know property prices in your area better than anyone and employs an experienced staff that anticipates your every need. Unsure of what to don and want to talk through your situation? Book an appointment with one of our local area experts. or call us on 0800 862 0870.