Sell Your Chesterfield Home Successfully This Sprng 17th March 2022

Rightmove, the leading UK property website, reports that “the number of new listings coming to market is usually historically at its highest in March, though the high levels of buyer demand seen in the month mean that March is still the strongest month to sell.” Put simply, buyers are heading to the market. If you are looking to sell your home this year, spring is the prime season.

The market is busy, and the number of available properties is still low relative to buyer demand. Rightmove data shows that, over the last 5 years (excluding 2020), the highest levels of enquiries per property come during March when the UK property market is at its most active.

A Few Tips

Buyers may be eager to see what’s on offer, but they also have high expectations when property is selling at premium prices.  Before you put your property up for sale, invest the time now in preparation for achieving the best possible result.

 

  • Learn the Market.

Look at recent sales and current listings.  Compare your property to like properties that are on the market. Our team have expert insight into the market and our qualified valuers will be able to tell you about the current market trends.

 

  • Clean Up and Clear Out.

Now is the time to declutter – it makes your home more attractive and saves on your removal costs down the road.  Discard and donate to local organizations, there is always a need.  And after you have simplified your home’s interior look, invest in a deep clean of the property.  First impressions really do make a difference.

 

  • Upgrade the Outside.

Rightmove commented, “Gardens are likely to be high on the list of priorities for home-movers, as outdoor space continues to be a strong consideration factor when deciding on a next home.” No need for a total re-do of the garden, but consider touches that are proven to have a high rate of return, such as new plantings, a fresh and bright coat of paint on the door, upgraded external lighting and a power wash.  Invite would be buyers in by having the best kerb appeal on your street.

 

  • Think Commercially, not Emotionally.

You love your home and have made it special.  But when it’s time to sell, it’s all about the transaction.  Buyers will have questions and challenges.  Don’t take that personally.  Everyone in the transaction is looking for fair value.  Be realistic in your expectations and use reliable data to make your pricing and sales decisions. Again, we will be able to guide you in this regard, ensuring you get the best advice at all times. 

 

  • Become a ‘Power Buyer’.

With the market moving so quickly, you may be tempted to search for a new home before listing your current one on the market. Instead, become a ‘Power Buyer’. This is where you have agreed a sale and a complete chain behind you. This puts you in the ideal position to go ahead and secure your next dream home. 

 

To find out how much your property is worth and discuss how we an help you sell your home, call us on 01246 270123 to arrange a valuation.

Sell Your Chesterfield Home Successfully This Sprng