How to get your Cheshire home ready for sale – safely and successfully

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In this three-minute read, we share four simple ways you can get your property ready for sale if you are thinking of moving now that moving restrictions have been lifted. And we share four things we’re doing to continue serving our clients and to keep everyone as safe as possible.

As some sections of our society are slowly being ‘unlocked’ following Boris Johnson’s address, there is some light beginning to be seen at the end of the tunnel.

The messages we’ve all heard from medical officers across the UK is that if we stay very mindful of the threat of Coronavirus, we can eventually defeat this awful disease.

We can’t rush this, the lockdown is a phased process, as outlined yesterday and everyone still has an essential part to play.

We are receiving more and more enquiries from people thinking about selling and buying now that restrictions have been lifted.

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to get ahead and prepare, should you want to sell and move.

By following these steps, you help give your agent the best chance of selling your property quickly, and for a Premium Price that you’re delighted with.

Four Steps to Prepare – Help Us

  • Many of you have probably done this one already if you’ve had time on your hands. Declutter.
  • Get any property related paperwork like warranties, guarantees and manuals all in one easy to access place. Organise.
  • There’s never been a better time to do those odd jobs around the home which need doing. Fix the squeaky door, clean the fascia, paint the spare room.
  • It’s spring clean time (ish) and having a fresh-smelling, clean home is good for your mental and physical health – whether you are selling or not. Clean.

And while we’re on the subject of being clean.

Here are four things we’re now doing based on the Government’s announcement on Tuesday:

Virtual Viewings – We’ve done for weeks now and they will continue to be very popular with prospective buyers and sellers for the forseeable future. Contact us for more details.

Going Contactless – We’ll be advising sellers to leave doors, cupboards, and gates open where possible to reduce any risk during physical viewings.

Protecting Each Other – We will carry hand sanitiser and other forms of Personal Protective Equipment to every viewing.

Take a (very short) Vacation – We always ask our clients to vacate their properties if there is a viewing – it’s a better way to get genuine feedback and allow the viewer to ‘feel’ the property.

We’re expecting the local property market to leap back into life now the pent-up demand to move is unleashed.

And we’re ready for it.

But the most important thing for us at Storey Estates is to ensure the safety of our team, our clients, and our community across Cheshire.

Stay safe. We will get through this.

Thanks,

Ian Storey