As of mid-May, there has been an update regarding the housing market, and the Government has encouraged the market to operate fully.
A joint statement from David Cox, chief executive of ARLA and Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark reads: “It’s great news for consumers and the industry that the housing market is being opened up and people can let, rent, buy and sell properties again. The new regulations provide clarity to agents and will allow them to deal with pent up demand from consumers. It’s also a step to reinvigorating the housing market and will be a boost to the economy. Safety of course will be paramount, and we would encourage everyone to ensure that they follow Government guidelines closely to protect others and themselves.”
Therefore, whether you are keen to move as soon as possible, or you would like to move in the future, you can use your time at home in an effective manner. At Holmes Estate Agents, we have helped many local vendors prepare their house for sale. We believe there is a range of steps people can take, which offer short and long-term benefits.
Decluttering your home is an excellent idea
If you have spent a lot of time at home recently, you will likely be looking to freshen or change your surroundings. Decluttering your home is an excellent activity and one that might help you to feel more positive about your surroundings. A lot of people say decluttering and cleaning boosts their mental well-being, which is a beneficial outcome in this current time.
Of course, decluttering also helps you sell your home. The three leading reasons why you should declutter your home in advance of a sale are:
· By creating more space, your home seems larger, which makes it more attractive to likely buyers
· By decluttering your home and creating more space, you make your home easier to clean, which appeals to potential buyers
· When you declutter your home, you reduce the number of personal belongings, which makes it easier for a buyer to imagine living in the home
Anyone who wants to create more space at home, while making their house more appealing to buyers should declutter their home now.
Clean your home thoroughly
This is also the ideal time to ensure your home is spotlessly clean. Hygiene is likely to be a vital issue for people these days, and it is something buyers want to see in a home. Focus on the kitchen and bathroom, deep-cleaning these rooms to a higher standard.
We have considerable experience and expertise in the South West of London. We are ideally placed to help vendors, tenants and landlords during this challenging time. If you have any questions regarding the South West London property market, please get in touch with Holmes Estate Agents today.