6 key things that will help your home sell this year

6 key things that will help your home sell this year

The start of a new year signifies new beginnings and a fresh start, which is why many people decide it's the perfect time to start looking for a new home. If you're already on the property ladder then your main thought could be about selling your home. We often see the same common mistakes from vendors, which is why we want to advise you on 6 key things that will help sell your home swiftly this year.

A neutral decor

Everyone has their own style and taste in interior decor and it is only natural to transform your home into your own. But when selling you need to make it relevant to a wide audience. Never presume that buyers will see past your creative design choices, could put many of them off as they will only see the pound signs needed to change it to their taste.

You want a buyer to walk around your home visualizing how they will decorate it just as you did, and the easiest way to achieve this is to provide them with a blank canvas. This doesn't mean that you need to stick to magnolia; neutral shades come in a variety of colours.

Every room counts

You may have a space or a spare room that has not been given as much love and attention as the rest. By ignoring this space and using it as a storage area, or without a purpose could lessen the value of your home. Maximize every potential to add value and ensure that every room has a specific purpose whether that is a guest bedroom, home office or even a playroom.

Little efficiencies

Many buyers are conscious of finding a home that is energy efficient and any eco-friendly measures you have in place will make your property more alluring. Make sure that your estate agent is aware of any systems you have in place in your home so they can make sure they are highlighted in the property description.

Be flexible

We all live busy lives, but when selling your home you need to be as flexible as possible. To sell, you need buyers to view, delay them today and they find something else tomorrow. Even if the appointment is inconvenient, try and find a solution rather than dismissing it altogether, your estate agent should be working with you to try and ensure all viewings work for both you and potential buyers.

Keep out of the dark

How your home is lit is crucial during a viewing, get much natural light as possible into each room by opening curtains and blinds. Enhance this natural light with lamps and other forms of artificial light. You want buyers to see your homes best assets and that could be hard to do if your home is a little dark and shaded.

Make the right choice

One of the biggest choices you will make at this stage is choosing which estate agent should sell your home. This is a decision you should never take lightly as it can completely impact on the experience.

"I have dealt with a number of estates agents since buying my first property 16 years ago. Since then I have bought, sold, and rented out dozens of properties. Darren and his team at Portland Estate Agents have by far been the best agents I've dealt with. During my latest sale, I found the whole process stress-free, and the communication from start to finish was second to none. Great job, and thanks again to all at Portland Estate Agents." Ron Conroy

If you would like a similar experience when selling your home, why not give us a call today.


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Liza Silvanian - Landlord

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David Scott - Buyer

Finally, we sold our flat. It was a roller coaster journey for us-- with the great help of Darren and Andy who were there to guide us along the way (as we are selling our property for the first time) these duos really did a fantastic job of explaining to us and giving us information as we go about with the process. They would call, update us by email, phone and would go extra mile.. I couldnt thank them enough. Thank you Portland Estate Agents. Highly recommended!

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Very helpful people, I found an amazing house to rent in a short period of time. I have relocated from another country and they helped me a lot.

Anca Novac - Tenant

I would highly recommend Portland Estate Agents. They offered a highly efficient service with clear communication, regular and reliable updates. Offered frank advice in relation to the market which ensured a sale within 5 weeks in this competitive market. The office of Portland estate agents always offered a warm welcome.

Patricia Walsh - Seller

I sold a 3-bedroom house in NW10 area through Portland Estate Agents. I am very satisfied with their service from valuation to sale, and I strongly endorse Portland Estate Agent with high ratings as their service is great and above expected. I would like to thank Darren, for being helpful, always responsive; and highly knowledgeable during the transaction. Thanks team Portland!

Ahmed Al - Seller

A very good company with an exemplary service. Jo Frati, the Property Management looks after me very well and I would recommend them to everybody.

Hisham Alshehatha - Tenant

We rented our flat through Portland and it was a very smooth process. We are 'inexperienced' renters and the whole process was much less stress and time-consuming then expected, Andrew was really helpful, particularly with finding a solution to some reference issues.

Tansy - Tenant

Brilliant service! from start to end, kept giving us updates regarding our purchase. big thanks to Darren for the support throughout the sale! i would highly recommend Portland estate agents!! i will definitely consider using it in the future. Always ready to answer multiple questions and give their expert advice. They have put lots of effort to make it all happen and we finally got there. Thanks for everything! good luck to the Portland team!!!!

Chirague Jamnadas - Buyer

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