Growing momentum in the housing market has sparked renewed optimism about house prices this spring. Not only have the highest new seller asking prices been recorded in May 2013 but there’s also a dramatic increase in home searches on websites such as Rightmove, and surveyors quoted as saying they are ‘…flat out carrying out mortgage valuations…”
Compared to this time last year, sales are also happening quicker, and the average time a house is on the market is now 80 days – compared to 90 days this time last year. It seems realistic to expect, therefore, that the number of house transactions should increase throughout 2013.
Is your home ‘sale-ready’?
If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, whether you’re looking to trade up, down size or re-locate, it could be a good time to start getting your property ready for market. But to secure the best possible price for your home, start by taking a step back and looking through the eyes of your buying audience.
All about space
Making rooms look as big as possible can require simple de-cluttering – or it could be time to re-think the layout. Clearing away ornaments, streamlining accessories and a general tidy up can emphasise a feeling of space. But ensuring there’s ample storage can allow you to maximise the square footage effortlessly.
Built in furniture and fitted wardrobes are a great way to incorporate storage at the same time adding style to a room. Professionally designed fitted bedroom furniture can give your relaxing haven an airy feel. Clever home study furniture can ensure your gadgets and paperwork are kept out of sight, giving your room the illusion of spaciousness.
As fitted furniture specialists, Strachan, is a great place to find inspiration. Our designers will be able to advise you on creating useful storage that not only has a place for everything, but looks fantastic. Every design consultation is free and without obligation, so you really have nothing to lose (and the possibility of a quick sale to gain!).
Take ‘you’ out of your home
Style is a very personal thing. You may love your bedroom furniture but exchanging it for timeless oak finish built-in wardrobes can broaden the appeal and bring light into the room.
Selling your home is no time to show off your strong fashion sense, either. Ultra modern may be your idea of perfection but could alienate a buyer. Think classic neutral wallpaper, light painted woodwork, simple styling details and interior colour schemes that blend seamlessly into your property.
Ramp up the ‘wow factor’
You may want to shy away from spending money on a property you’re about to sell, but investing in great quality bespoke fitted furniture could give your home the edge – adding value and increasing the ‘wow factor’ with a few carefully chosen luxury touches.
A walk in wardrobe could be a great way to turn a box room into a selling feature. Or how about a state-of-the-art home study? Perhaps a dressing room could make your home irresistible to potential buyers? Talk to Strachan’s designers and see how they could help make your property a must-have purchase.
One room, two uses
If space is at a premium in your property, what better way to persuade your potential buyers to choose your home than showing them the secret to flexible living?
A spare bedroom that doubles as an office is the most obvious choice. If you incorporate a fold down bed into a spare room, your buyers will see how quickly and easily they can transform their workspace into a stylish and comfortable guest room.
Strachan are the UK’s market leader in creating bespoke ‘Convert-A-Rooms’ – studies by day, bedrooms by night with wall beds that hide discreetly away leaving you with professional looking study furniture for a hard working home office. Why not request our no-obligation design consultation to give your property a distinctive twist that buyers could find hard to resist?
Make your property move with a little help from Strachan
With a more buoyant housing market, it could be a great time to think about selling your home. Built-in furniture is a fantastic way to organise your rooms, enhance the feeling of space and add luxury touches, and Strachan are perfectly placed to help you get the best possible price for your home.
Creating lasting pieces of high-end furniture and brilliantly designed storage, Strachan’s highly-skilled craftsmen will install your fitted furniture absolutely free. So why not take advantage of a free design consultation and discover how you could make the best investment to help your property sell?
To arrange a FREE design consultation without obligation, call Strachan FREE on 0800 0138 139.