How to sell your apartment quickly in Bath
Bath has a very strong housing market, being in Rightmove’s ‘Top five highest growth areas outside Greater London’ for every quarter since Q4 2016. As we enter 2018, I expect this to be a continued trend, however, you still need to ensure your apartment is looking its best, and offers as much as it can if you are to attract significant interest and the best possible price. Things to think about include…
Today, technology is everything. Fast, reliable broadband, good mobile phone reception and even a strong TV signal are now prioritised over aesthetics, as they play a key part in everyday life.
Energy efficient homes are becoming more and more attractive to prospective home owners, so a good energy-efficiency rating will definitely add appeal. Think about how you can improve your rating at home, such as insulation. For example, having double-glazed windows or fitting secondary glazing inside existing windows will help. Central heating is another, so ensure your boiler is regularly serviced, to ensure it produces sufficient heat and plenty of hot water. Most buyers will ask about it.
Home security, especially for apartment buildings, is crucial. Obviously, your freeholder is responsible for the main entrance and communal areas, but for added security in your apartment too, things like solid doors, an alarm system, additional front door locks, a peep hole and window locks can help provide assurance.
Gardens are also a rarity for apartments. Make the most of yours by making sure it looks clean and tidy. A good agent will ensure it’s a key selling point in your marketing strategy.
If you have friendly neighbours, shout about it. It’s a crucial element for home buyers.
Make sure your home looks great for photographs and viewings… So have a deep clean, de-clutter, fix minor repairs such as leaking taps or broken tiles and tidy away toys and tools. Don’t forget kerb appeal either as exterior appearance is just as important as the interior. A fresh lick of paint on your front door, or a pretty potted plant can add huge appeal.
Do your research to ensure you use the ‘right’ estate agent. They will implement the right coherent marketing and pricing strategy for your apartment to ensure you stand out for all the right reasons. Good luck!