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Using Lockdown To Prepare Your Home For Sale

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Thu 28 May 2020

Using Lockdown To Prepare Your Home For Sale

While there is Government guidance in place for the housing market, property deals are still being concluded. At Coakley & Theaker, we are adhering to social distancing guidelines, and we are here to help all our clients any way we can.

You will find there will always be reasons for people to move home, and we appreciate some people are keen to move as soon as they possibly can. Of course, there will also be people who prefer to wait until lockdown has ended and restrictions on movement have been removed.

This is perfectly acceptable, and we are here to help people with whatever option they feel is best for them. However, if you plan on selling your home at some point in the foreseeable future, it makes sense to make some changes to your home now.

You can make changes during the lockdown process that will help you make more of your house in the short-term while also preparing your home for sale when lockdown ends.

At Coakley & Theaker, we are pleased to say we have assisted many vendors in Bury St Edmunds, and the wider Suffolk area. We provide guidance on how to best present property, and some of these changes or improvements can be implemented during the lockdown period.

Lockdown is a great time to declutter your home

If you are looking for a project, decluttering is an excellent idea. When you declutter your house, you create more space. Many families will be looking to maximise their space at the moment, and when you declutter, you create a more relaxed feel at home.

The three leading benefits of decluttering your home before selling it include:

·         When you make more room at home, the house feels more substantial, and this appeals to likely buyers

·         When you declutter the house, you create more space to clean, and this helps you present an attractive and hygienic home to buyers

·         Decluttering removes many of the personalised mementoes in your home, and this helps prospective buyers imagine themselves living in the property

All these outcomes are beneficial, so decluttering your property is a highly effective way of spending your time during a lockdown.

Hygiene is crucial during lockdown and in selling your home

It is fair to say many people are placing greater importance on health and hygiene these days. You should allocate time to clean your home, and this will also help you to attract buyers. If you want to deep-clean your home, start with the kitchen and bathroom.

These are the rooms which are most important when it comes to hygiene, and a gleaming bathroom or sparkling kitchen are always attractive features. These rooms when connecting with likely buyers, and any time spent improving these areas, will be rewarded in the long-term.

At Coakley & Theaker, we aim to support the local community as much as we can, and we know this is an extremely trying time. A lot of people are looking for support and guidance, and if you have any property or housing related questions, we are more than happy to assist you, so contact us today.