The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have meant most of the population has been spending a lot more time at home. This is set to continue as many businesses are encouraging staff to work from home permanently.
This extra time in the house and the additional space and requirements that many need to be able to do their job effectively has meant many are looking to sell their current home and look for another.
If you are looking to sell your current home, there are a few steps you can take to prepare for the property valuation and maximise the value of your biggest asset.
What is a property valuation?
A property valuation is an estimate of the value of your home if you were to sell it. Usually, this is the first step in the process of selling a house. As a seller, you will want to do everything you can to maximise the value of your home as this will allow for extra spending power for your next home purchase.
How can I get ready for a property valuation?
There are a few simple things you can do to get your home ready for your property valuation and maximise its value.
This may be an obvious one, but it can be surprising how much added value a deep clean can add to your home. Ensure you clean places such as interior cupboards, skirting boards, corners of ceilings and any other places you may usually overlook.
A fresh coat of a neutral colour paint, such as white or cream, can really clean up the look of your home. Ensure the painting is done to a high standard and the appropriate type of paint is used, for example, it is important to use bathroom paint in a bathroom to avoid mould.
Many of us usually have some small home improvements that we have just never got round to doing. That dripping tap, the faulty cabinet, or the light bulb that never got changed. Well now is the time to fix these and ensure that the overall home experience is a positive one.
It is also important to let your property valuer know of all the benefits and features of your home that they may not be aware of. For example, if you have just refurbished the kitchen or upgraded an appliance that will stay with the sale, make sure you mention these.
Instructing a solicitor for the sale of my home
After ensuring your home value is maximised and you are ready to sell your house our highly regarded, friendly residential conveyancing team can assist you. The team will be on hand to guide you throughout your property sale as well as your property purchase. Get in touch with us today on 01603 677077.