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Top tips for selling your home this summer

Wednesday 12 July 2017

PRESS RELEASE: NAEA Propertymark offers advice for sellers putting their property on the market this summer

The summer can be a tricky time to sell a property, especially if it’s a family one, due to the school summer holidays. NAEA Propertymark data shows that during the summer months the housing market tends to cool down, with the number of house hunters and properties available for sale dropping throughout July and August. While getting ready to put your home on the market, there are a few simple things you can do to maximise the saleability of your property.

Katie Griffin, President, NAEA Propertymark says: “If you need to put your home on the market during the summer, it’s important to understand your target market and who will be the most interested in buying your home before you do so. Your local NAEA Propertymark estate agent will be able to guide you in the right direction if you’re unsure and help you put your home on the market at the right time to increase your chances of a speedy sale.”

NAEA Propertymark’s five top tips for selling your home this summer:

Tidy up the exterior

First impressions are key and they really impact a buyer’s decision, so it’s important to make sure the property looks well maintained and cared for from the outside, with windows and walls freshly washed to remove any dirt. For example, a front door can say a lot about the rest of your home for buyers viewing it for the first time, so a lick of paint or a quick wash down can help improve the overall look and feel of your property.

Neutral décor

Potential house buyers will have varied tastes in décor and when they’re looking around your home they have to be able to imagine themselves living there. Anything too over personalised can be a turn-off, so keeping colours neutral will make the property more appealing.

Prune your garden

A well looked after garden can give your home the wow-factor, especially during the summer months when many beautiful flowers and plants are in season. For starters, it’s important to make sure your garden is tidied of any litter, the lawn is mowed, weeds are removed and overgrown trees are cut back and then if you have the time, try potting some bright coloured plants to make the space more attractive.

Kitchen makeover

Giving your kitchen a quick freshen up can go a long way. By giving the cabinets a quick lick of paint, or replacing the doors and handles, the room will instantly become more attractive to potential buyers.

Let air and light in

Rooms that smell musty are a huge turn off for buyers – it’s important to open up windows well in advance of any viewings, particularly those in rooms that are rarely used. It’s crucial to maintain a good level of lighting in your home to make the space feel inviting – the summer is the best time for natural light, so make sure all blinds and curtains are wide open.

 

ENDS

 

For further information contact:

NAEA Propertymark Press Office

Tel: 020 7566 9777

E-mail: propertymark@lansons.com

 

About NAEA Propertymark

NAEA Propertymark is the UK’s leading professional body for estate agency personnel; representing members who practice from over 11,500 offices in all aspects of property services. We are dedicated to the goal of professionalism within all aspects of property, estate agency and land. Our aim is to reassure the general public that by appointing a NAEA Propertymark Protected agent to represent them, they will be safeguarded and receive the highest level of integrity and service for all property matters.