Selling your home can be overwhelming, but with the correct approach and thorough planning you can maximise your chances of getting it sold at asking price or above.
If you plan on selling in South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, now is a good a time to do so. Currently, the average price for property here stands at approximately £320,000, according to Zoopla estimates.
With this in mind, as experienced estate agents covering Essex, Kent and East London, we’ve put together some top tips for selling a home in South Woodham Ferrers.
Boost your ‘kerb appeal’
The outside of your property is the first thing a buyer will see and will set the tone for the rest of the house. Because of this, you will need to ensure everything is neat and tidy.
This includes mowing the lawn, removing any weeds from your beds or pathways, trimming hedges and making sure bins are neatly lined up.
Consider giving the front door and window frames a fresh lick of paint and, if the season calls for it, putting some potted plants outside to make it more inviting.
By doing so, you will boost the ‘appeal of your kerb’ and leave buyers with a lasting first impression.
Take care of the quick fixes
It’s important to go through your home and sort out any small fixes and repairs to ensure that it looks its absolute best.
Have a watchful eye for things such as cracked tiles, broken door knobs, ripped carpets, leaking taps, poor roof conditions and any evidence of damp or mould.
While these things may seem minor in the grand scheme of things, a prospective buyer is likely to pick up on any flaws. After all, you do not want your home to be remembered as the one with mould in the bathroom or a broken lightbulb.
Play to your home’s strengths
If your property has as a stunning view, a great level of natural light or another similar strength, it’s worth emphasizing it as part of your marketing strategy. Failure to do so means that you miss out on a golden opportunity to sell for the best possible price.
This is especially important if other homes in the area do not offer the same thing. Do you have potential to extend? Is there off-street parking?
You should provide this information to your agent who will be able to shine light on any advantages to entice prospective buyers.
It’s also worth noting that flats and terraced houses in South Woodham Ferrers are currently the most popular property types, selling for an average of £150,000 and £240,000 respectively. If you happen to own either property type, ensure that you are targeting the right demographic that are likely to be searching for these homes.
Boast about the area
In order to attract potential buyers and achieve the highest possible price, you will need to sell the area as well as the home itself.
For example, sellers in South Woodham Ferrers will do well to mention the amenities that the area has to offer. These include a leisure centre, local sports groups, restaurants and bars and many creative activities such as an amateur theatre society, writers’ group, camera club and singers club.
But don’t just stop there; prospective purchasers also prioritise transport links. South Woodham Ferrers is an ideal location for commuters, with direct rail links into London (40 minutes), Chelmsford and the local Essex area. There are also good road links via the A130, A12 and A127.
By setting the above tips in motion, you can thoroughly prepare your home, have successful viewings and improve your chances of receiving an offer from a prospective buyer. Of course, your estate agent will be on hand to advise and guide you throughout the process.
Here at Balgores Property Group, we aim to push through your sale as quickly as possible with our brand new Balgores Boost. To find out more about our services, why not visit our Chelmsford branch or contact our sales team on 01245 492 424?
You can also request a free and instant online valuation to check how much your property could be worth on the current marketplace.