New Year. New Home. Now is the perfect time to start planning for new year move!

27 November 2018

Did you know that January tends to be a great time to put your house on the market with a reported spike in buyers searching the market? Also it’s a time when property searchers are likely to have a renewed sense of energy and purpose as the new year rings in, perhaps with a new year’s resolution to move house. November and December are great times to get your property prepared and ready for a new year sale.

From sprucing up your property with a fresh coat of paint to tackling minor DIY repairs, here we share a few simple and inexpensive tips to help you prepare your home for a new year sale.

First impressions – the clocks have changed and the nights have drawn in, we may be in the throes of winter but there are lots of small and inexpensive tips to ensure your house ooze’s appeal from the outside-in. By simply bringing some colour to your garden with winter pot plants and ready-made baskets of winter blooms will add instant colour and appeal to your outside space and create a first impression before you have even entered the property. Clearing your pathway and patio areas of winter leaves will all help to show a well maintained outdoor space.

Declutter – look around your house with fresh eyes and think about what viewers want to see, storing away cluttered items and leaving space for rooms to breath will allow viewers to visualise the space with their own belongings inside.

Keep it neutral – create a light and airy space by giving your house a fresh lick of neutral paint. Clean white walls provide an easy space for buyers to move into straightaway without having to redecorate.

Do the DIY – tackle minor DIY repairs before you start inviting prospective buyers into your home. From rejuvenating a bathroom with bright white sealant to replacing worn out carpets; tackling minor repairs will help the house to feel more appealing to viewers.

Appoint a property consultant with the local insights and expertise to sell or let your home –

If you are thinking about selling or letting your home in 2019 then Wells McFarlane can help you every step of the way.

We’re award winning property consultants and offer an expert service in the sale and letting of residential property to both owner and tenants across the Midlands.