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You’ve been thinking about it for a while now, but it’s such a big decision! Where do you start? Putting your house on the market is one of the most important decisions you can make in your life.
Firstly there needs to be a strong reason for you selling, but also a compelling reason for you to invest in a new property.
Here are the most important things you need to know before putting your house on the market:
1. You need more space
- Your family might be expanding or your children might be growing up and need their own rooms. You might need more private spaces or larger rooms to accommodate your needs.
2. ‘Tis the season for selling
- Thinking of selling in autumn or spring? Great idea! Potential buyers aren’t as busy as other seasons with holidays etc. Spring has the benefit of loads of sunshine and blooming gardens which makes your property appear even better than usual. Autumn brings faded light and beautiful, multicoloured leaves with a romantic feel.
- So if you want to sell, do so at the beginning of the season.
3. You’re not excited to go home at the end of the day
- Your house is your space, where you can relax and you should feel comfortable there. Can you still do this at the moment? Do you feel still feel safe in your neighbourhood? If you feel anything less, it’s time to start looking for a new home.
4. The local property market is thriving
- You might have been thinking of selling for a few years, but never knew when. When the market is flourishing, you’ll have a better chance of a speedy sale. But how do you know when this is? The easiest way is to look around your neighbourhood for a lot of sold boards. Then you should speak to your local agent for advice.
- Luckily for Newport homeowners, the city is the fastest moving property market for vendors in the whole of the UK, according to the Daily Mail
5. You want to buy a new property
- You want to buy your dream home, but the trick is to put your current property on the market first. Even though you might worry that a potential buyer then wouldn’t want to buy your house because you haven’t secured a new house, you’ll be surprised at how understanding most buyers are and they will probably value your honesty if your upfront with them about this.
On average, it takes Luscombe & Co less than 40 days to secure a buyer, so make sure you put it in the market well in advance.
If you need any advice, contact Lloyd Reynolds on 01633 265 222.
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