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Selling your Home In New Year? Start Preparing Now

  08 Jan 2019

It is understandable that the start of a New Year sees many people looking to make changes. Many people are looking to make changes in their life from January onwards and for a lot of households, this is reflected in a move in the property market.  While some people have concerns about the property market, it is still possible to sell and move, but you have to be committed to the process.

At Jezzards, we are delighted to say we have helped many homeowners sell their home, even in a competitive marketplace. It is likely that other homeowners will want to sell their home too, so you need to get in front of these homeowners and give yourself every advantage that you can. The best way to do this is to take action as soon as possible.

One of the biggest tasks at the end of the year or at the start of January is to take the Christmas tree down, remove all decorations and ensure the home is returned to normal as quickly as possible. Many homeowners find this to be a sad process because the home looks bare after the festivities have ended.

Clean and declutter your home as best you can

However, this provides the ideal platform for preparing a home for a January of February sale. When it comes to selling your home, it is essential that you declutter the home as best as you can and that you clean the house to the highest possible standard. These are steps that easier to take when you are unsure or unhappy with the current condition of your home.

Therefore, it is vital that you channel your energy in January the right way to clean and declutter your home as best as you can.

Get outside of your house

A lot of people make resolutions at the start of the New Year and if you want to be fitter and more active, you will spend time outside of your home. You may not think spending much time in your garden is ideal in winter, but a bit of time each day can help you improve the appearance of the outside of your home.

The outside of your property is crucial when it comes to selling your home as this is where prospective buyers form their first impression. Therefore, you must ensure the outside of your home is stylish and been cared for. You should clean your gutters, remove all leaves, check paths and driveways are in good condition and ensure that all windows and doors are in great condition.

By spending some time outside of your home in early winter, you can improve your chances of selling your home.

Ensure your home is warm and comfortable

However, you don’t want to spend too long outside, you will want to spend time inside your home this winter. It is important to have a warm and comfortable home, and you should review the standard of insulation at your property. Check your window frames and door frames. If these are in poor condition, repair or replace them. If you have the time or money, consider cavity wall insulation.

Selling your home in 2019 is possible, and you should seek out as much help as you can. If you are looking for support from experts, contact Jezzards by calling 03330 433 633 and we will be more than happy to help.


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