Following the Prime Minister’s latest announcement and move to Alert Level 2, we’ll be adjusting the way we conduct the buying and selling of property, property inspections and open homes. While we’re allowed to get back to business, these adjustments will allow us to maintain social distancing and contact tracing requirements.
More and more house hunters are using the internet to research homes before they commit to attending an open home inspection. As a result, sellers are investing more in video tours of their homes to attract potential buyers. While including video in your online property listing can attract more buyers, there are multiple benefits to investing in the technology.
Winter can be a challenging season to put your property on the market. Winter months bring darker days, cooler weather and fewer hours of warm sunshine. As a result, advertising the property in winter can be unappealing, and prove slightly difficult. However, you can still make the most of selling in winter.
Knowing which features are most important to buyers can help you renovate your home for a higher profit when it comes time to sell. Certain features such as extra storage and parking, and luxuries such as ensuite bathrooms are becoming more popular among buyers. Including them when renovating to sell can help increase your sale price of your property.
Buying, fixing and reselling a house at a profit, or flipping a house, can be a lot of work, but it isn’t impossible. By purchasing the right house and making renovations, you can sell for much more than you paid for it in a short amount of time. Done the right way, a house flip can be a great investment.
Whether you’re looking to rent out or sell your property, or you’ve been planning to liven your home while you’re in lockdown, you don’t have to spend thousands on hiring professionals. Freshening up your home space has the ability to make your home feel differently, make it easier to interact with others, and improve the way you use your home. Here are four easy, DIY property makeovers to make your home more liveable and appealing.
Should you sell first, then buy? Or buy first, then sell? Whether it’s time to upsize or downsize, your strategy will need to be carefully thought out to help you find a new home and sell your current home without putting you at a loss. Most people have similar goals when buying and selling a home at the same time: get the highest price possible for your current house, buy a new house as cheaply as possible, and get through the process with as little hassle as possible. But where should you start?
You want to show off as much of your property as possible to buyers during an inspection, and that includes the front and back garden or yard. Make sure you clear away any rubbish or things laying around to help your garden look much more open and spacious. Low maintenance gardens are popular with buyers so make sure your lawn is mowed, the gardens are trimmed and mulched and there are no weeds. This gives off the impression that it’s easy to maintain.
Despite the Covid-19 restrictions being lifted slowly around the country, many house hunters will still turn to online property listings first as the new normal for inspecting homes. With more and more people inspecting homes online before making the commitment to see them in person, it’s more important than ever to make sure your property stands out online.
Knowing whether an auction or private sale is the best way to sell your home depends on a number of factors. While your agent will be able to recommend the best way to sell your home, it helps to understand what’s involved and why they might recommend either option.