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Get Ready to Sell This Spring

Since the start of the year, we have watched interest rates begin to stabilise, and the market return to more ‘normal’ conditions. Although purchasers are still willing to pay premium prices for the right property, many buyers are securing properties around Home Report value, which in turn means a saving on LBTT.

The Perks of Selling This Spring

Spring is often hailed as the best time to sell a house, and for good reason. The weather is improving, and the days are getting longer, which makes house-hunting a more enjoyable experience. Plus, the blooming flowers and greenery can boost your home’s kerb appeal, attracting more potential buyers.

Also, families prefer moving during this season to avoid disrupting their children’s school year.  So, you’re likely to attract buyers who are ready to make a quick decision.


Prepping Your Home for Sale


Coulters are delighted to have partnered with Emma Cross Interior Design, who has provided some fantastic tips on how to stage your home this Spring:

  • Think about your kerb appeal, give doors and gates a lick of paint.
  • Offer a bright welcome with some new plants at your door and a fresh doormat.
  • Clear away the clutter into wicker boxes to create orderly storage.
  • Freshen up your upholstery with accent cushions and throws.
  • Pick up a new rug, there are many affordable rattan rugs on the market with colourful trims to add a pop of colour and interest.
  • Create accent table displays, opt for eucalyptus stems for some lush greens and a fresh clean scent.
  • Always look at the bedroom, make it look inviting – possibly invest in a new deep quilt, for structure and volume (it will present better in photos) and cushions and throws can help here too.

Choosing the Perfect Estate Agent

Choosing your estate agent is like picking a new pair of shoes – you’ve got to find the right fit. Here are some things we think you should look out for:

  • Local Knowledge: Think of your local agent as your neighbourhood guide. They know the ins and outs of the market, and they might even have a buyer waiting in the wings.
  • Local Presence: There’s something comforting about being able to pop into your estate agent’s office for a chat, isn’t there? The convenience of a High Street office can’t be overstated.
  • Dedicated Professionals: Nothing beats having a dedicated contact who’s with you every step of the way throughout the selling process.
  • Quality Marketing Materials: First impressions are everything. Ensure your agent offers top-notch marketing materials to show off your house in all its glory.
  • Online Presence: The more people who see your house, the better. Make sure your agent has a strong online presence, especially on major portals like ESPC and Rightmove. And don’t underestimate the power of social media!
  • Communication Channels: You’ll want an agent who’s easy to reach. At Coulters, we’re open six days a week and until 7 pm on weekdays. Plus, our dedicated Property Portal allows sellers to keep up to date with their sale 24/7.

Ready to Get Started?

The first step is to get a valuation (it’s free at Coulters) to find out what your property’s worth. Once you have that, you’ll be all set to make the most of Spring 2024. Here’s to a successful move!

Jennifer – 1

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