The housing market in the UK has seen an incredibly unique set of challenges and changes in the last 18 months, but throughout the turbulence Bristol house sales have been on the rise since the end of 2021 and well into the early months of 2022.
There is a large demand to buy compared to the number of houses for sale through the country, let alone Bristol house sales.
So what does it mean for you to sell your Bristol property in this seller’s market? Here at Burnt and Fussell, your trustworthy and reputable Bristol estate agents, we’ve put together a list on how to proceed with the sale of your Bristol home.
1. Don’t wait. Sell now.
It’s a seller’s market, and now is your chance to make a hefty profit on your property. If you risk waiting past spring and into summer, you risk a flooded market and your home being on the bottom of the totem pole.
Instead, with the help of a reputable Bristol estate agent, a valuation, your home ready, and on the market to sell now.
2. It’s all about how it looks.
You want to dress well for a new job interview, so why wouldn’t your house dress well for their big interviews?
Having the right photos of your home is one of the most important parts of selling your property. Consider having a professional photographer take photos of your home, and if you have the budget maybe having someone stage your property ahead of the photos.
While photos are important, using the right ones during the right times are also important. If you’ve got a lovely garden or large conservatory, showcase these images during the warmer months as people can envision themselves there. If it’s chillier, consider sharing your cosy loft or fireplace to inspire some warmth.
If your property has been on the market for a while, or you’re just now selling your home, ask your Bristol estate agent how jazzing up your photos can transform your Bristol house sale.
3. Don’t leave it up to the buyer’s imagination
Some people really struggle to imagine what a house will look like with a fresh lick of paint, a new sofa, or just simply how it looks lived in.
We mentioned styling your home above for photos, but also make sure your home looks the part of, well, a home when buyers come around for viewings. If your home is unfurnished, consider dressing up some rooms like the lounge or bedroom so buyers don’t have to imagine what your home looks lived in. This also allows buyers to gauge the size of rooms, their own style inspiration, and how their furniture can fit in these rooms.
4. Get the right valuation
There is nothing more catastrophic for a house sale, then coming in way under value or way over value when you enter the selling market.
It’s crucial to have an experienced and trustworthy Bristol estate agent who knows the market, value your property. If you’re considering selling your Bristol home, then you need to ensure you’ve gotten a thorough valuation.