Tips for preparing your home to make it market ready.
Why bother? Because when presented with a clean and tidy home, viewers feel comfortable and tend to spend longer assessing a property. Generally speaking, viewers are uncomfortable when they view a messy home and often don’t see beyond the mess. They also tend to feel that if it hasn’t been looked after on the surface it will be even worse once you start delving. You don’t have to spend lots of money, just a little time to get your home ready and looking it’s best.
Disclosure…. No I am not talking electronic music, I am talking about complying fully with The Property Ombudsman Code of Practice and with the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, (knowns as CPRs).
I have noticed an increasing breach of these regulations, whether through ignorance or design and it makes me angry as it only serves to bring down my industry. It only takes a few bad apples, as the saying goes. . .
So far in 2018 we have seen a continuation of last year’s trend – for the past 5 months now we have we have planted more Sold boards than For Sale boards.
Whilst it is great to have healthy sales, especially at a time when some market commentators are talking the market down, it is worrying that we simply cannot get enough homes to meet demands from buyers.
As we approach the New Year, there are a number of hurdles on the horizon but scope to remain hopeful. With further interest rate rises expected, Brexit negotiations to overcome and the cost of living escalating, the property market could see significant changes. NAEA Propertymark and ARLA Propertymark share their predictions for the rental/buying market, looking ahead to 2018