Perry Bishop: New Year, New Home?

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A new year is an opportunity for a new start and, as expected, we are already receiving a steady number of enquiries from people living in and around Cirencester looking to move next year. However, if you are considering a move in 2022 and want to maximise interest in your property –ensuring you achieve the best price – you may want to consider listing with us just before Christmas. Views on Rightmove surge to more than 25 million page views on Boxing Day alone!

Need some advice on getting your home ready to sell?

1.De-clutter and de-personalise

Want to move in somewhere new?

Start the big clear-out in advance of property viewings, and when you have given away, recycled or sold as much as possible, hide as much of what’s left as possible.

2. Spruce up the decor

A fresh coat of neutral paint and re-grouting dirty tiling can make a big difference, and if your kitchen is starting to look tired, you don’t necessarily need a new one. Giving cupboard doors a thorough shine or even replacing them, including the handles, can make a huge difference.

3. Deep-clean

Either get the industrial gloves on and the elbow grease out or consider a professional cleaning company.

4. Don’t forget the garden

Give yours a tidy prune both front and back and position a table and chairs neatly in a spot where potential buyers could imagine having a morning coffee.

5. Sacrifice your parking space

If your home comes with an allocated parking space, leave it free for prospective buyers to use. It’s convenient, helpful, and gives them a hassle-free first impression to put them in a good mood ahead of the viewing.

6. Get on top of your paperwork

Instruct a solicitor to kick off the conveyancing process nice and early. Also, gather all the paperwork on your current property, such as building certificates for any structural work and guarantees for double glazing, boilers or fireplaces.

7. Be smart on viewings 

Let your agent show your home and ideally vacate. They are the experts – and don’t have the same emotional attachment. If you must conduct viewings yourself, show the best rooms either first or last and be ready for any questions.

We look forward to helping you with your next move.

Merry Christmas from all the team at Perry Bishop Cirencester!

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