How to Sell Your Home This Spring
Spring is always the best time to put your property on the market, particularly now with interest rates on mortgages so low. Here we give our top 5 tips on how to maximise the value of your property at this time of year.
1. You can really go to town with pavement appeal in springtime. Make sure the front garden looks neat and presentable. If you can, plant some seasonal flowers such as daffodils, tulips or crocuses. Even a hanging basket and some window boxes can make all the difference in creating that fantastic first impression to potential buyers! A recent survey showed that a good garden can increase the value of a home by up to 20%. If you don’t have a garden, bring the outdoors in by throwing open all the windows and letting the fresh air circulate. Fresh flowers will also help to bring the fresh scent of spring to your home!
2.Nights are getting lighter and days are getting longer so ensure you make the most of daytime viewings this spring. Viewing a property in natural light can help to show it at its best, particularly if you have a back garden that catches the sun. If you do, ensure this area is set up with some outdoor furniture to maximize its appeal.
3. Spring means long bank holiday weekends so take advantage of this extra time to undertake any DIY projects around the house. Fixing any problem areas and redecorating with a fresh coat of paint can really help to make a house look enticing to potential buyers and can even add thousands on to the asking price.
4. And as always… declutter! Spring cleaning is always a good idea when selling your home because a clutter-free environment can make rooms look more spacious and appealing to potential buyers and give them scope to imagine themselves living there.
5. Finally, don’t forget that you can save thousands of pounds by selling your home with an online agent such as Edward Giles Online. With the majority buyers now going online to look for their new home there is no need to waste money on expensive High Street agency fees. Our most popular option is just £495 with nothing more to pay.