4 things West Lothian homeowners can do that will get the best price for your home in 2022

28th January 2022

4 things West Lothian homeowners can do that will get the best price for your home in 2022

If you are looking to move in 2022, you need to plan to ensure you get the best price for your home.

 

Evidence from the Land Registry shows us that most sellers put their home onto the market in January and February, sell in those early Spring months and plan their move around Easter or just afterwards.

 

With odd job people, building contractors, painters, decorators and other allied building trades being in short supply since lockdown, you need to start planning now and getting these people booked in now to ensure you don't miss out

 

So, what are the critical things you should consider

 

1.      Paint

Getting a fresh lick of paint on both the interior and exterior of your home will not only freshen up the space but make a good impression on potential buyers – letting them know that the home has been well-taken care of.

 

2.      Carpets

If your carpets are more than ten years old, you need to seriously consider replacing them or at least have them professional cleaned. Not because they are dirty – it will just bring them back to life when viewers come and see your home. If you are considering changing carpets, a little tip is to go for mid-range carpet and top of the range underlay. It's what the new home builders do. It keeps the costs down yet gives a great impression.

 

3.      De-Clutter

All of us are guilty of hoarding a few things during the lockdown. People don't want to see that when they come round your home, so now is as great a time as any to get a deep clean in and clear out any clutter or other no longer wanted items from home. This will save you time later and give you a fresh home for the coming festive season—deep dive into all rooms, not just major living areas.

 

4.      Garden

With the winter months upon us, you want to make sure that you have sufficiently winterised your home. By removing dead branches, sticks and other garden refuse and debris, you will be providing added protection to your garden landscape to protect against any plants getting crushed or damaged by winter winds picking up stray debris. Protecting your garden in the Winter ensures fresh, beautiful blooms come Springtime.

 

Have a local property expert give you up to date valuation of your home

Getting KnightBain Estate Agents in to do a professional valuation of your home can be vital, as this will not only give you a realistic idea of what to expect in the current housing market, but we can also make recommendations on any other things you might do to ensure you get the best price and fast sale for your home.

 

These are just some of the things we would recommend getting your home ready for a Spring Sale.

 

Have you started any of these actions yet?

 

Feel free to contact us on 01506 852000 or send us an email on info@knightbain.co.uk for more information