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How to Optimise Your Home for Sale

It’s no secret that house prices have been made vulnerable by the current economic climate, with property values declining by 2.3% last month and marking the largest monthly decline since 2008.

The annual rate of growth depreciated to 4.7% during the same period, with the average house price in the UK now estimated at £285,579. Because of this, now may be the ideal time to sell your home if you want to optimise its resale value. But what steps can you take to get ready for a quick sale?

1. Start by Decluttering Your Home and Considering Other Quick Fixes

You should start by tackling the simplest tasks in your home, as so-called “quick fixes” can make a significant difference in a relatively short period of time.

The first step should be to declutter the interior space, in order to best demonstrate the floor space in your home and its interior layout. This is crucial when selling your home to families, who want to envisage themselves residing in the property and justify the list price.

Whilst doing this it is beneficial to depersonalise where possible; removing family and art work etc. to make it easier for prospective views to vision themselves living in the home.

Beyond this, you should pay attention to cleaning dirty walls and ensuring the premises are as pristine as possible, while taking the time to fix any leaking taps or damaged faucets.

If necessary, you may also want to book in a tradesperson to help correct more difficult issues, as this small investment can help realise the full value of your property.