Thousands of homeowners have found themselves in the same position following the almost worldwide lock down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, having to put plans to sell their current home on hold. However, there is still plenty that homeowners can do to stay ahead of the game to get their home post-lockdown “sale ready”.
Owners, who might have set their heart on one of the stunning new homes at Keepers Chase, Buntingford, will be hoping to get their house on the market as soon as it becomes possible, to make their next dream purchase a reality.
While we are all staying at home, there could not be a better opportunity to get started on improvement jobs, ready to show off your current property’s potential to prospective buyers:
1. Kerb appeal
First impressions count, and kerb appeal is key. The longer days and better weather make now the time to get to work on outdoor jobs and create an inviting entrance to your home. Peeling window frames, overgrown shrubs and weeds, clogged gutters, an unmown lawn, or tatty front doors are easy to improve. Freshly planted pots add a finishing touch to brighten it up and can be ordered online. In the back garden, clean the patio and outdoor furniture, do some basic landscaping and repair fences. Whatever the size of your garden, show off outdoor space to its best potential.
Inside is just as important and with simple steps like controlling the clutter, or moving furniture around to make a room feel less cramped and give the illusion of more space, you can show off your home to its best advantage. A small kitchen can seem transformed by putting gadgets away to leave worktops clear or a neutral rug in a pale shade can tone down a patterned carpet and update an older interior.
3. Spring clean
If a serious spring clean, including windows, skirting boards and bleaching tile grout, is not enough then a lick of neutral paint can transform a previously tired and unloved room, especially if it’s the first room viewers will see, like an entrance hallway. Remember, to not remove all traces of character, sometimes a splash of colour or well-chosen soft furnishings can help to “stage” any room and add lifestyle appeal.
Simon Pendlebury, Sales and Marketing Director at Dandara commented:
We fully expect the market to bounce back, not unlike it did after Brexit. For now, the property market, normally buoyant in the Spring when people have traditionally thought about moving, has certainly slowed.
We find ourselves in the unprecedented and necessary situation of having to stay at home and our living space, now doubling up as workspace for many, probably feels even more crowded and cluttered than usual.
Nonetheless, now is a good time to think ahead and get your property “sale ready”. If you have children in the house, turn it into a family activity at the weekend and get everyone involved, for when things start to get back to normal.
The beautiful selection of contemporary two, three and four bedroom houses at Keepers Chase will suit all requirements, creating a community of people, from those buying their first property, young families, those looking for executive homes or to downsize.
East Hertfordshire - Voted the UK's Best Place to Live*
The homes boast award-winning design and build quality, the latest contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, landscaped gardens and are set in beautiful surroundings that blend into their setting. Buntingford is in East Hertfordshire, voted the UK’s best place to live and is a vibrant town offering excellent schools and transport links to London and Cambridge.