Stay? Move? Improve? Residential Partner Steve Allen offers top tips on preparing your property for launching on the market
So, you are thinking of moving. Your house is too big, too small, expensive to run…. but the cost of removals, legal fees, stamp duty all mount up. Moving house is an emotional and financial challenge, and before you make your decision there are perhaps alternatives you can consider.
Loft or outbuilding conversions can create additional accommodation to either use or let (subject to planning), home improvements such as updating of windows, insulation or heating can improve efficiency. Updating a kitchen or bathroom can be done on a budget. But will you see a return on your investment? Contact Symonds & Sampson’s knowledgeable agents can visit to give you some advice on property values before and after improvements are undertaken.
But if moving is for you, what are our ‘top tips’ for improvements you can carry out during the current lockdown which don’t cost the earth, but help with that all important first impression when prospective purchasers come to visit Steve Allen, Residential Partner at Symonds & Sampson in Bridport believes that most viewers will know whether they can live in a house within a minute of stepping over the threshold, and then it's about whether it has the right accommodation or not.
I can't guarantee you that completing these tips will sell your house at a premium as a result but they will give you the best possible chance! Although the Covid 19 is the darkest of clouds, the lockdown represents a rare opportunity to get all the jobs done that you promised yourself you would complete before bringing your house to the market. And when the market returns, I can guarantee it will return with a bang so be prepared!
Contact Symonds & Sampson's knowledgeable and experienced Estate Agents to discuss your next property move, or arrange your free, no obligation virtual market appraisal.