Mary Beeton, Head of Residential Sales at Hamptons International, shares her top tips on what you can do right now to plan for your future move.
We’re all spending a lot more time in our homes than usual. For some of us we’d already decided to move home. And then everything ground to a halt. While for others, being at home for longer than we’ve probably been for quite some time – maybe ever! - has made us much more aware of our property’s shortcomings. My home is too large/ too small, not in the town/country, has a garden that’s too shady/too sunny. Whatever the reason, if you’re thinking of moving house, now while you’re at home, is the time to start planning.
I’ve shown and valued hundreds of homes to would-be buyers and hopeful sellers over the years and it’s the same points that crop up time and again. In themselves they’re all eminently fixable but they really can make the difference between a house that sells quickly and one that lingers on the market.
So with this in mind, here are my five top tips of things that you can do right now to make your house market-ready.