Money is tight, resolutions have fallen by the wayside, and the weather is rubbish. Add to that the lockdown and you have a recipe for doom and gloom. And if you have a home that won’t sell, you can feel down in the dumps.
The right price is vital to securing a sale. Buyers have budgets, so if your home is just over their limit, they won’t find it if they are searching online. Mortgage lenders are also put off by an overvaluation. Check what similar homes in Sawbridgeworth and Bishop’s Stortford have sold for and get a new valuation from another agent, but be mindful of any contractual obligations you may have with your selling agent.
Nowadays, online searches are the most popular way people look for properties, which means photos are crucial. An excellent agency takes the time to get these super important parts of the marketing puzzle in place and looking good. Bad photos cause buyers to scroll past your property.
A good agent will let you know what prospective buyers think of your home and the interest it is generating. If this isn’t happening, get a friend or family member to pose as a mystery buyer, with a budget in your property’s price range, and phone the agent to see if they mention your home. If they do, great, if they don’t, it’s a cause for concern.
Choosing a new home is a big step. Buyers want to visualise what your property will look like after they have moved in, complete with their choice of décor and their belongings. Make it easier for them to do this by making your home look and feel more spacious.
Rooms should be clutter-free and well lit – small touches can make a big difference, and first impressions count.
*You can still sell your home at this time. Mackay Property Agents strictly adheres to the government’s Covid-19 restrictions.
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