26 May Can You Get Your Home Sale Ready During Lockdown?
With the housing market re-open, there will be some people looking to move as quickly as possible. Leading property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla have provided statistics which indicate buyers, vendors, landlords and tenants were all active when the property and rental markets re-opened.
If you are looking to make a move soon, we can help, so please get in touch. However, if you are keen to wait until the market settles down or you feel more confident about moving, that is no problem at all. There is still a lot you can do to prepare a move, and at Anthony Jones, we can help you to get your home sale-ready during the lockdown period.
Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark comments: “While being unable to sell your house at the moment may be frustrating, there is still lots you can be doing to start the process and make sure you’re prepared for when lockdown restrictions are relaxed.”
Gather your paperwork and get your home sale ready
Anyone who has been involved in a property deal knows there is a lot of paperwork associated with the process. Given the sums of money, and the legal requirements, involved with a house sale, it is vital that processes are followed properly. There is a lot of paperwork to exchange, so it makes sense to have as much of this prepared in advance.
- Leasehold and freehold documents
- Gas Safety certificate
- Energy Performance Certificate
- If alterations have taken place, building regulations certificate
When you have the documents you need to sell your home, store them in a safe place, and you have one less thing to worry about!
Review and prepare your finances
There is a good chance you have already examined your finances in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone looking to buy or sell property needs to be confident about their finances. Therefore, if you have spare time right now, allocate time to reviewing your finances, and making sure you are in a suitable position to arrange a mortgage and bear the cost of moving.
With mortgage lenders increasing the array of mortgage products on the market, this might be an attractive time for some people to sell their home and move on. With interest rates being considerably low, this is the ideal time to review your finances and determine if you are in a position to sell up and move on.
Prepare your home to make the best impression
Once you are confident about the sales process, you can start to prepare your home. The decluttering and cleaning method is a crucial part of the sales process, and if you have additional time at home, this is a project which offers short and long-term benefits.
Decluttering your home creates space, and makes it easier to clean. With most people looking to improve the hygiene of their house right now, this is a positive outcome. However, in the long-term, you will be more likely to appeal to potential buyers, and this is the most crucial reason to declutter and clean your house.
If you are looking for help with any matter of the Darlington property market, it is best to speak to property professionals. No one knows for sure what is going to happen next, so we won’t claim to have all the answers, but the Anthony Jones team is keen to help you as best we can. If you would like to contact us over housing matters, please call us today on 01325 776424.