Can You Prepare Your Camberwell Home For Sale In Lockdown?

12th May 2020 posted in Property News Sellers

While these are challenging times for everyone, we are here to assist you as best we can. At Hunters Camberwell, we are adhering to social distancing guidelines, and if you're looking for guidance regarding the housing market, we can help.

While some people are looking to move as soon as possible, we appreciate many people will be looking long-term when it comes to a house move. If you have more spare time, there is every chance you are considering your next move, and this might be an opportune moment to begin the process that will help you sell your home.

We are pleased to say we have assisted many Camberwell vendors in selling their home. We have helped local homeowners improve their property, present it effectively, and connect with buyers. We know the changes that matter when it comes to selling your home, and we believe many of the changes which will help you sell your home in the future will also help you right now.

If you are looking for home improvements that offer short and long-term benefits, eventually leading to you selling your Camberwell home, we can help. Our tips on preparing your Camberwell home for sale will ensure you make the most of this lockdown period.

Decluttering is of value in the short and long-term

If you have spent a lot of time at home recently, it is understandable why creating more space is of interest to you. This is the sort of project that also offers peace of mind and improved well-being so that it might be ideal for many households at present.

Any homeowner thinking about selling their home soon, should familiarise themselves with the leading reasons why decluttering is essential before placing your home on the market:

1.       By creating more space in and around the home, you make the house seem more extensive, which makes the property more appealing to potential buyers

2.       When you have thoroughly decluttered your house, it becomes easier to clean, another critical factor in connecting with prospective buyers

3.       A decluttered home will have fewer of your mementoes, which should help likely purchasers to picture themselves in your house

All these outcomes are of benefit to vendors, so they are worth pursuing.

However, while lockdown measures remain in place, it is helpful to consider how you will dispose of your unwanted items. Most charity shops are temporarily closed, and local council refuse centres are not open to the public. If you can, hold onto unwanted items until it is safe to dispose of them appropriately.

Spend time cleaning your house

Right now, most people want to ensure their home is clean and hygienic. There is never a wrong time to clean your house, but anyone looking for short and long-term benefits will find a deep-clean to be of considerable use.

It makes sense to start with your kitchen and bathroom. These are the rooms where hygiene is most important and the spaces that have the most significant impact on likely buyers. Everyone loves to see a gleaming kitchen and a spotless bathroom. You'll feel happier and more relaxed when you invigorate these rooms, and when you place your home on the market, cleanliness connects with likely buyers.

While there is a wide range of commercial cleaning products to choose from, you can also create cleaning mixtures from items you have around the kitchen. Things like baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice pack a punch, which is ideal if you are looking to leave your kitchen looking immaculate.

Deep-cleaning your bathroom and kitchen will require some hard work, but the results are well worth the time and effort.

Spend some time in the garden

Any homeowner who is fortunate enough to have a garden will likely spend a lot of time there. When you have a garden, you don't need to travel far or mix with people to enjoy the fresh air and get some exercise. You can even sunbathe to your heart's content, which you shouldn't be doing in public spaces right now.

If lockdown measures change, it is rumoured garden centres will be amongst the first businesses to open fully. While you should try to stay as safe as possible when shopping, you will have the opportunity to buy the materials and equipment you need to develop a stunning looking garden.

You should look to create order, add some colour and make sure paths and drives are in good condition. As with cleaning a house, start by decluttering your garden, making it safe, and then add some nice touches which brighten up the area. As first impressions are formed outside of the house, it makes sense to make your garden as appealing as possible.

If you are looking for guidance or information regarding the housing market, please get in touch with Hunters Camberwell. As a local estate agent who has the support of a national network, we are ideally placed to provide you with all the help and guidance you need to make an informed decision, so please contact us today.