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Stop Waiting On Brexit To Sell Your Home

published on 15/04/2019  

You’ve been wanting to sell your home and have been waiting with bated breath for the end of March, only to be disappointed that the Brexit negotiations were extended, and uncertainty remains. Timing can be a critical factor when deciding to sell a house but if you’re waiting for Britain to leave the EU and things to settle down before making your move, then you could be waiting for a while still.

With that in mind, and that there is still no other region in the country that even comes close to the number of properties being viewed than London, why not look to sell your property now? With other people erring on the side of caution it could be a fantastic time to get your house on the market, as the number of people looking to purchase property in the capital is still incredibly high.

It can’t hurt to have a think about getting your property on the market and how you can get it to stand out from the crowd at this busy time? There are a number of things that you can think about and put in place ready for people to come and view your home. If you’ve ever bought a home, you will know just how important some of these things can be!

Preparing to sell:

What do you want to include in the sale? Usually built in wardrobes, fixtures and fittings are included but you can also include white goods. These can be negotiated on a separate occasion.

Get your paperwork in order, having as much information or certification as you can will be helpful to pass on to prospective buyers. This can even be how much it costs to run your property, council tax, utility bills etc.

If you have any electricity, gas and building regulation certificates, this will also be helpful to hand in. Do you have to pay any service charges or ground rents?

Think about how much money you would be willing to accept for your home in advance, and also what price you think it might go on the market for. Then you can start planning for how much you may have to spend on a new home.

Preparing your home for viewings:

Make your home look as de-cluttered as possible but make sure it is still personalised, you don’t want it to look like a hotel. If you have lots of large furniture, take it into account that it may make the room feel bigger if there is less of this.

Make sure that your home is clean and ready for buyers to see the place. Fix any small repairs that need fixing e.g. cracked tiles, worn carpets, holes in walls etc. Having a tidy garden helps the buyers to imagine themselves using the garden. So, cut that grass, trim the bushes, jet spray that patio if needed.

Wall mirrors really help to make smaller rooms seem bigger and adds extra light to hallways. Have the lights on, if you have a dark corner, make sure there is a lamp there.

Go that extra mile. Do you have a fire that you could light on a cold evening? Add fresh flowers or house plants, they give off a nice aroma and they add colour to a room. Adding to a nice aroma, make sure you get rid of any bad smells, if you’re a smoker, put bowls of distilled (white) vinegar in places around your home and leave out for up to three days. The vinegar will smell but once you open the windows, the smell will go quickly, and it will take most of the stale smoke smell out with it. Tags: Brexit, Property, Selling