Move in time for Spring

16th Dec 2022
Shannon Marsh

If you’re thinking about selling your home but want to know how to increase its value and how to help make your property sell faster, then this blog will tell you exactly what to do with a few of our top tips.

How to increase the value of your home

For many people, the kitchen is the heart of the home so you want to make this area as appealing as possible. By updating your current kitchen you’re making a great first impression and adding value of up to 10% to your home. However, make sure you assess how much work needs doing and don’t overspend. You may only need to do a few jobs to freshen up the current design or you may need a completely new kitchen if yours is run down and outdated.

Improving your EPC rating will result in your property being more valuable and desirable to buyers. You can improve the energy efficiency of your home through several methods such as replacing your windows with double or triple glazing, changing hard floors to carpet and insulating your walls and attic space. This will result in your home retaining the heat in your home and reduce the need to turn on the heating!

Why not optimise the loft space you aren’t using and convert it into another room? This will add a significant percentage of value to your home as it could be used as an extra bedroom, office space or just extra storage.

How to make your home sell faster

There is no exact formula to result in a faster sale but there are steps that you can take that will help your estate agent find you a buyer more quickly.

Before a viewing takes place, make sure that your home is well presented. This may involve you decluttering your whole house or simply cleaning and tidying each room the night before. The cleaner and tidier a home is, the more appealing it will be to a buyer.

Rearranging your furniture to optimise the room’s space will show the buyer how much space they have to work with in their potential new home. This can involve simply pushing your furniture to the edges of the room or you may need to temporarily take pieces away to showcase what each room has to offer.

Finally, make sure you’re flexible with the viewing times because the more viewings you have, the faster your home will sell. The majority of people work 9 to 5 jobs so making your home available on an evening or weekend can be a big help to your estate agents, as well as giving them a key so they can access your property while you’re unavailable.

Why you should move in time for Spring

Moving in time for Spring offers several beneficial factors.

Firstly, as Spring moves into Summer the property market naturally gets busier, meaning your property will be up against more and more competition, which will have a negative affect on your bargaining power. Moving in time for spring ensures you can maximise your sale price and benefit from a sellers market, where buyers have fewer choices.

During summer there tends to be a peak in prices of removal companies due to the demand, so moving before or during spring will save you money on their fees. Removal companies are also generally much busier during summer, so during spring, you will have more dates to suit your schedule to move.

Finally, the longer days will have begun so you will have more daylight to complete jobs internally and externally once you’ve moved in. We know that making a house a home involves a lot of work, but the longer days will give you that time after work to get some of those jobs done!


Thinking of selling a home in Birmingham or the West Midlands? Book your free market appraisal today!

Need to know how to sell property fast? Contact us!