From watching endless property programs with my mum on the mornings she isn’t working I know it’s finally a good time to put your house on the market. A few years ago the property market crashed and people have been waiting every since to try and sell their homes. Although it may be a better time to put your house on the market, it still isn’t an easy process and if you are looking for a quick sale there are a few things to consider, such as who you’re going to sell it through, will you market it yourself, does your house need some home improvements? Like everything in this day and age, the housing market is a competitive place.

So here are a few things to consider before you put up your house for sale sign:

What Kind of a House Are You Selling?

Is it a ready to move in house, or does it need some work? Do you have all the correct documentation for the rooms and any extensions you’ve built? Have you acquired any additional prior planning permission you can hand over to the new home owners? Is it a family home, or somewhere to retire. Making sure you market your house towards the right demographic could help towards a quick sale.

Are You Going to Do Some Work Before Selling?

Maybe you feel like your house is unique to you with bright colour walls, decals.. and maybe you feel it would sell better if you gave the new home owners a blank canvas. Or perhaps there are a few things that need replacing such as bay window shutters, or fencing outside, a couple of taps in the bathroom, just small things that you’d never think of replacing until they’re completely damaged but you know could affect you house sale. If you do decide to do some work, try and pick decoration that is neutral such as custom window shutters for the window, not everyone is going to have a the same taste as you.

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