2021 is a great year to sell your home in Harold Hill as the market has seen an enormous surge in buyer enquiries due to the pandemic. If you are also considering upgrading, downsizing or relocating from your current property in Harold Hill, then you’ll want the best possible price to help support your next move. Follow this guide to achieve both a great sale price and experience.
Working with reputable estate agents
Your journey towards selling your Harold Hill home will usually begin by getting your property valued. Even if you have a good idea about what it’s worth, it’s advisable to have a professional agent visit you in person to offer a free and instant valuation. Harold Hill estate agents have an in-depth knowledge of the local area, including the different prices achieved from one street to the next, as well as any upcoming developments and industry changes that can impact the potential value of your home. The average Harold Hill property price in August 2021 stands at a healthy £279,828 although you can expect to sell a flat in the local area for around £180,493 and terraced houses for a little higher at £294,328 according to Zoopla.
Setting the price
Once you’ve determined your broad price point, you should decide the precise asking price to put your property on the market for based on how it will be viewed on property portals. For example, if your property will be listed on a platform such as Rightmove, then bear in mind that you can search for properties in £10k bands up to £300,000 – after this point, properties are grouped into £25k bands. So, if you market your house at £310,000 then the listing may become lost amongst properties that are marketed at £325k or O.I.E.O £300,000.
Give your home a facelift
Your local agent will also discuss any cosmetic updates you can carry out to attract more viewings or improve the resell value. It’s important not to rush in and spend thousands of pounds on upgrades in case you won’t see any return on them. A neutral décor that is clutter-free is far more likely to entice potential buyers than a luxury kitchen installation which may not match the precise requirements of anyone viewing your property. Focus on kerb appeal and making fixes to anything obvious such as broken fence panels or guttering that needs repairing.
In most cases, it is better to let your estate agents carry out the viewings rather than conducting them yourself. Potential buyers will feel more comfortable looking around your property without the pressure of you being there. Your local estate agent will also be highly skilled at talking up the positive features of your property whilst downplaying the negatives. Try to be as flexible as possible to allow viewings to take place, even if it means you need to decamp to the local park or coffee shop for half an hour.
You may also wish to offer virtual tours to open the market to anyone who feels unable to attend your home in person. This can be an effective way for potential buyers to take a thorough look at your home and imagine how they would be able to use the available space.
Are you ready to get the ball rolling? For a free and instant valuation of your Harold Hill home, please contact Keystones on 01708 909 100 or email [email protected] today.