The months of March, April and May are often associated with moving, but now is the time to start preparing your home if you want to sell a house fast this coming springtime.
Sure, you can wait until the weather starts turning warmer and daffodils are in full bloom if you just want to put your property on the market and hope for the best. However, the canny seller knows there’s more money to be made with a bit of forethought than simply selling a house as is once spring is already here.
So, if you are wondering how to sell your home fast this springtime, you’re in the right spot. Let’s get started with some top tips for a quick house sale.
1. Do your spring cleaning now
No one said this was going to be easy! If you are planning to sell your property before the summer, now is the time to start getting it ready for sale...and that includes the annual deep clean.
Not only will cleaning your home now make the move itself far easier, it’ll also help in other ways as well.
Clean homes sell faster. While a buyer knows that all of your clutter and mess will be gone when they move in, subconsciously they may be put off if your home is in need of a thorough clean. So, get the cleaning out of the way now if you want to sell your house quickly once it hits the market.
2. Run your own inspection
The ideal time to do a top to bottom inspection of your home is while you are doing your deep clean, so combine the two tasks and save time. Look out for odd jobs or repairs that need doing and make a list of them as you go. Don’t stop there, though. Follow through afterwards and actually get each job done. We all know how quickly time passes, and spring will be here before you know it!
Minor jobs that you can handle yourself should be done immediately wherever possible. Anything major that needs the attention of a qualified tradesman should be booked in straight away, too. If you are preparing to sell your home in Buckhurst Hill, Wanstead or anywhere nearby and would like a recommendation for good tradespeople, feel free to give us a call.
3. Make your home inviting
We all know that first impressions count, so why not use that to your advantage when trying to sell property fast? Give the front garden (if you have one) a makeover, paint your window ledges and front door to spruce things up. You could even change the door furniture if you really want to impress prospective buyers.
At the very least, the front of your property needs to be clean and tidy, so make this job part of your spring clean. Wash your windows, clean the porch, and tidy up the flowerbeds. Making your home as welcoming as you possibly can will give you the edge over similar properties that haven’t received the same levels of TLC.
4. Brighten up dark areas
Have you got a room lacking in natural light? Does a certain part of your home feel dingier than others? If so, try and rectify these problems before you place your home on the market.
Again, cleaning will help (especially the windows), but try thinking of other ways to make the most of what little natural light there may be in those darker rooms. A change of colour scheme, the addition of mirrors, and even simply rearranging furniture can all help bring more light into your home.
5. Select the right estate agent
Last on our list for a fast property sale this springtime is your choice of estate agent. Having the right realtor on your side is vital if you want to get the right price and sell your home quickly.
If you are based in East London or West Essex, our team of experienced and highly-qualified agents can help you sell your property fast and with the minimum amount of fuss and hassle.
Petty Son and Prestwich have been serving Wanstead for over 100 years, and no one knows E11 and the surrounding areas quite like us. So, if you’re wondering how to sell your home fast, a call to your local property experts should be the first thing on your list...well, after the spring clean’s been done, anyway!