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3 Ways Of Making Your House Sellable To Buyers

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Selling a house is easier said than done at present, with a near 40% drop in the number of homes sold in the UK in September. The current state of the economy has also led to Nationwide predicting that house prices will fall by around 8-10% in 2023.

There are still lots of buyers out there though if you’re hoping to sell your property now or in the very near future, it’s just a case of making sure it has sufficient buyer appeal to attract attention and a healthy asking price.

Here’s how to get prepped for a potential sale:

Have essential paperwork organised

It’s a nightmare for anyone who has a sale fall through because they were unable to supply some important piece of documentation to the solicitor of a keen buyer. Don’t be that person!

Make sure that you have everything that you might be asked for, including the land registry documents, the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your house, as well as a FENSA or CERTASS certificate if you’ve had new windows fitted in recent years, and planning permission and / or building regulations certificates for any extension that’s been built.


Add more light to the house

When someone comes for a viewing, you want them to be able to visualise themselves living in the house and they will if there’s lots of space inside.

To give the house a roomier feel, it needs you to bring light indoors, which you can do by giving your windows a proper clean on a regular basis and placing mirrors near them so that light from the sun is reflected.

Update your colour schemes around the house to something lighter, keep things out of your windows so they don’t block the sun, try a new layout with your different pieces of furniture and fit a skylight and / or large sliding door.

The interior of a house

Install windows that wow

The look of your windows could on their own determine whether someone likes or dislikes your house, as a survey by the HomeOwners Alliance has confirmed, with 71% of respondents saying that “Windows in good condition (no signs of rot or flaking paint)” are the most important kerb appeal feature.

If there’s the tiniest bit of rot or flaking evident in your windows, you need to get some replacement windows sorted.

From the moment they’re installed to years down the line, our UPVC and aluminium windows will keep their stunning looks as they can resist the weather and only need a tiny bit of cleaning to bring the coloured finish back out.

The exterior of a house

Whether it’s new windows or something else in Planet’s product range that you invest in, they will strengthen your chances of a sale. Get a FREE quote for any of our collections here.

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