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Selling your Ashford Home In New Year? Start Preparing Now

There is a lot to be said for enjoying a fresh start at the beginning of a New Year. If you are looking to make a change, you can do so at any time, but there is a psychological impact of making changes in January that help many people to move forward with greater purpose and intent. There are many things you can change about yourself but if you are keen to sell your home this year, the sooner you start, the better.

At Stevens Property Sales and Lettings, we are pleased to say we have helped many Ashford property owners sell their homes. We know the market is challenging and there is competition but with our help, we are sure that you can sell your home in an effective and efficient manner. We will do everything we can to help you sell your home, but there are steps you can take to improve the chances of selling your home.

Does your home feel bare? Start decluttering

If you have recently taken down your Christmas tree and festive decorations, you may feel that your home looks bare. This is a common complaint that a lot of people have in New Year, and it plays a role in people making changes around their home. Anyone who is looking to sell their home this year shouldn’t make decorative changes based around their own tastes and preferences, you should consider what buyers are looking for and make these changes.

However, your starting point begins with the decluttering process. When the house feels bare, this process is easier, and it may not seem as difficult. There are a number of key reasons why you should consider decluttering your home, including:

  • A decluttered home is easier to clean
  • A decluttered property appears to be more spacious
  • When your home is decluttered, there are fewer personal belongings, making it easier for prospective buyers to imagine themselves living in the home

Therefore, if you want to sell your home in 2019, the decluttering process is a vital component.

It may be that your New Year’s Resolution is to spend more time outside and be active. If this is something you want to achieve, do some work in your garden. In winter, this isn’t an appealing task but if you use the limited daylight hours productively, you can reap the rewards later.

Clear your guttering

Make sure your garden is clean and clear. You should ensure that all paths and driveways are in good condition. You should also clear your guttering in winter. Blocked or damaged gutters can have a negative impact on your home, leading to flooding. This should be avoided if at all possible, and this is why you should clean your gutter when you get the chance this winter.

We know that you probably have a lot to do in January but if you want to sell your home this year, the sooner you start focusing on the move, the better. Also, if you want to sell your home effectively, call on the local experts. At Stevens Property Sales and Lettings, we are here to help you sell your home in 2019, so get in touch.

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