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Staying Safe When Selling Your Home

With the way the pandemic is going, it seems we’re going to be indoors for a while. Even though going out is not as much of a taboo as when it first started, it’s still important to take the safety precautions very seriously. But not only do you have to stay safe when you’re outdoors. You also have to make sure you’re exercising some level of caution when you’re inside, especially if you’ve been out. It is also important when you are inviting people into your home, whether you’re close to them or not. 

If you’re looking to sell your home and need professionals to evaluate the building, make sure they are adhering to safety precautions as well. Mansell McTaggart in Sussex, for example, is dedicated to reducing the spread of the disease and have outlined their specific procedures involved in accessing their services. The attached infographic has all the details, and it is a relief to know that some people are still taking the situation seriously. It will also be better if your home is safe for the next occupants as that way, they will be more at ease with making the purchase.

Selling your home doesn’t have to be more challenging than it can already be especially in these times. The statistics on the effects on the pandemic make it pretty clear that you cannot compromise on safety right now. So in whatever you do, think about how you can make it a little safer for everyone involved.


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Steps To Take Before Selling Your Home

Whether you’re keen to move around the corner, or you’re thinking of upping sticks and relocating to a different city, county or country, it’s wise to plan ahead if you’re selling your home. Unless you find yourself in a situation where you need to sell unexpectedly, it’s worth taking a few steps before the for sale sign goes up. 

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Sprucing up your property

If you’re preparing to put your house on the market, it’s natural to want to get the best price. Before you invite agents around, or start taking photographs for galleries and brochures, take a tour of the property, note down any jobs that need doing and give your home a spruce. Simple things like freshening up the paintwork, fixing broken doors and cleaning the windows can make a huge difference. It’s also a great idea to clean and tidy up and to declutter.

Many people will judge properties based on aesthetics and the images they see when they look online. It’s also important to note that your home will attract attention when there’s a for sale sign up outside, so enhancing curb appeal is a good idea. Paint the front door, add plants or a hanging basket to make the property more welcoming and tidy up the driveway and front garden.

Choosing an agent and exploring selling options

When it comes to selling your home, there are several crucial decisions to make, including how you’re going to sell the property and which agent you’re going to choose to market your home. Most people sell through estate agents that manage viewings and the negotiation of offers, usually over a period of time, but auctions are becoming more popular. If you’re keen to sell quickly, or you want to maximise your chances of getting a good price and wrapping up the transaction without any ups and downs and unexpected turns, you might be interested in considering an agents property auction. Some agents deal with auction properties, as well as traditional sales. If you are thinking of selling your home at auction, it’s important to think carefully about setting a reserve. Whichever method you choose, it’s worth doing some research into house prices in your local area and asking a series of agents to provide you with a valuation. The valuation will not dictate how much you get for your home. You might find that there’s a significant difference between the valuation and the offer price, especially if the supply of houses outweighs the demand in your neighbourhood. 

Putting future plans into place

If you’re looking to sell, it’s wise to think about and plan your next move. Selling houses can take months, even years, but in some cases, the entire process can be completed in 6-8 weeks. If you’re thinking about buying property, figure out a budget and start searching for houses that match your criteria. If you’re toying with the idea of renting, contact local agents, arrange some viewings and create a short-list. 

Before you put a for sale sign up outside your home, take these steps. Hopefully, they will lead to a quick, seamless, stress-free sale. 

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Give Your Home The Visiblity it Deserves When Trying To Sell

As your house is one of the most financially important assets in your life, it also presents the opportunity for one of the best investments you’ll ever get. However, getting a return on that investment will depend on getting the best deal you can. To get that deal, you want more people interested in buying the home. Having a house that sells well means having a marketable house. However, it also means marketing it properly. So, here we’re going to look at how you use different marketing methods to the most effective degree.

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Signage

You might not think it, but putting the for sale outside a home is tremendously effective if you have a home in a good area or with particularly strong curb appeal. Rarely should you skip putting up a sign, but if you belong to a homeowners association, you should check with them first. Some won’t allow you to put up any signage.

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Listings

The most common way of marketing the house is to get it up on a variety of listings, both online and in the real world. We will look into the details of what you should put on those listings. But just as important is making sure you’re using all the right listings you can access. One of the benefits of teaming up with a realtor is ensuring you give your house some advertising space in places you might not have otherwise thought off.

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Details

On those listings and on any other adverts, you should think more about how much detail you include about the home. The rooms, space and features like gardens are obvious. But you should also think about details that appeal to specific markets, including investors. Families, landlords and investors alike see potential in what is in the surrounding area, for instance. Spend some time finding out the most attractive details not only of the house but the area around it, too.

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Photography

When it comes to photography, you need to make sure the room is ready. Don’t just declutter, but try and depersonalize the home somewhat so that your personal tastes aren’t getting in the way of showing off the dimensions and qualities of the rooms. Make sure you photograph with the best possible light and a quality camera, too. Fuzzy and undetailed pictures do not make a home look attractive.

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Tours

If people can get more in depth looks through the house, then that’s even better. For one, you can offer tours to agents in your area so they can report on your home to their clients. But you should also consider offering virtual tours so people can explore your home without having to come to a viewing. It assures them there are no aspects of the home you might be trying to hide.

Effectively marketing the house is how you get the best start to selling your home. Without getting more interest, you won’t get as many visitors, as many interested parties, and as many offers as you could. Meaning you’re missing out on the chance to get a better deal. Take the step of marketing the house seriously.