With the recent interest rate rise, and credit card bills from Christmas arriving through people’s letterboxes, the first few months of the year often see a hangover from Christmas spending, mortgage repayments are expected to suffer the most.
Research shows that more than 430,000 personal loans will be taken out by the end of March to help consolidate debts.
In addition, it is predicted that 30,000 will become insolvent in the first three months of this year, with a third of these going bankrupt or entering Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) by April.
With this in mind, What Mortgage has put together some handy tips to help you sell your house quickly.
Sellers should ensure that the outside of their house or flat is as tidy and welcoming as possible in order to attract buyers who may pass by.
Get rid of clutter
Potential buyers need to be able to view a property like a blank canvas, so make sure that clutter is removed. Too many toys, newspapers, and other mess will hinder their viewing.
Make it clean and tidy
Make sure all rooms are clean and tidy, as no-one wants to live in someone else’s dirt.
Finish those DIY jobs
To help with fast sale, make sure no DIY jobs are left half-finished. Viewers looking round your house will just see extra work and could be put off by this.
Clean kitchens and bathrooms
These two rooms gather more dirt and germs than any other, so it is vital they are as clean as possible before you let people see your house. Simple jobs like cleaning the cooker and bath can make all the difference and create a better impression.
Keep decor neutral
Neutral shades like magnolia for walls and warm beiges for carpets will aid a quick sale, while bright red walls or floral wallpaper may prevent buyers seeing the potential your house has to offer.
Make sure each room serves a purpose
For instance, if a buyer is looking for a four bedroom house, they need to be able to see those bedrooms, instead of rooms used for storage.
Don’t market an empty property
It is important to aid the sale of your house by removing clutter; you mustn’t go far and make the house look uninhabited. Buyers need to see what the house looks like and imagine what it will look like with their own furniture and possessions in it.
Don’t agree to a long contract with an estate agent
Keep the contract with your estate agent as short as possible, so if one agent can’t achieve a quick sale, then you are free to try another.
If you still don’t manage to sell your house quickly, there are other options. Contact Molae Properties today to see how you can sell your house in as little as 7 days.