Tips for selling your home in 2019

News at Musker McIntyre | 26/02/2019

New Year, New Home? Tips for selling in 2019

There’s nothing like a bright, crisp January morning to make the mind turn to new beginnings. If the New Year has got you thinking about a new start, moving house may be just the change you’re looking for. To help you make your move in the coming months, we’ve put together our top tips for selling a property in 2019.

Be patient

Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU, combined with rising interest rates, has had a significant impact on the UK’s housing market. Properties are now taking a little longer to sell on average, with buyers increasingly cautious as the countdown to Brexit heats up.

If you’re planning on putting your home on the market before March 2019, it’s important to be aware of this slowdown and to factor it into your move. Although houses that are priced correctly and properly marketed are still selling well, especially in the East Anglia area, you may find it takes an extra few months to find that perfect buyer.

Keep an eye on the local market

Whenever you sell a property, it’s important to check out the competition. Spend a few hours online checking out local properties that are comparable with your own home. This should give you an idea of what local buyers are looking for and how you need to present your property when the viewings begin.

Price your property right

With the market slowing in the run-up to Brexit, it’s more important than ever to price your property correctly if you want a quick sale. Looking at other properties available in the local area should give you a good idea of what your home is worth. If you hire a reliable local estate agent, they’ll also be able to advise you on how much your home can expect to achieve.

Dress your home for viewings

Buyers will make up their mind about your property within seconds of walking through your front door. To ensure your home makes a good first impression, you need to dress it ready for viewings.

Before you put your home on the market, put a few days aside to clear any clutter that’s built up and give the property a deep clean. If possible, put family photos and other mementos away as personalised ornaments can make it more difficult for potential buyers to imagine themselves in the property.

Giving your main reception rooms a lick of paint can be a fantastic way to brighten up the space and make it feel fresh. Using neutral tones will help to ensure your property appeals to as wide an audience as possible.

The more research you do into the housing market in your area, and the more effort you put into making your property appealing to buyers, the more likely you’ll be to sell your house quickly and easily in 2019. To find out more about buying and selling property in Norfolk and the surrounding area, explore our site or get in touch with a member of our team.