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Therefore, most people aren’t moving home soon. Anyone who needs to move home soon, and there are always reasons for people to move, should know we are here to help. At Austin Property Services, we are following social distancing guidelines, and we are keen to ensure you receive all the support you require.

However, just because you don’t plan on moving soon doesn’t mean you cannot plan for this event in the future. There is a lot of preparatory work associated with selling a home, and you can do some of this now. In fact, if you are sat at home with time to spare in the lockdown, this is the perfect opportunity to start the planning process for selling your home.

Gather your paperwork

There is a lot of paperwork associated with selling your home, and the more you have collated in advance, the better. Some of the documents you need to provide during the sales process include:

  • Leasehold and freehold documents
  • Gas Safety certificate
  • Energy Performance Certificate
  • If alterations have taken place, building regulations certificate

By bringing these items together now, and storing them safely, you can act quickly when the time is right to do so.

Review and prepare your finances

It is likely most people have reviewed their finances of late. If you plan on moving home at some point, you will need to be confident of your sums, know what you can afford to pay, and calculate the cost of moving.

If you are sat at home with time to fill, this is the perfect opportunity for you to review your finances, consider ways you can save money, and plan on pulling the finance together to sell your home.

Prepare your home

When it comes time to sell your home, you want to make the best possible impression on prospective buyers. With spare time, you can declutter the house and carry out a comprehensive clean of the property.

This provides short-term benefits, but it will also help you in the long-term aim of selling your house.

Work out the way you prefer to work, and set yourself regular tasks. Some people like to clean room-by-room whereas others prefer to focus on particular tasks. Whatever is best for you, stick to your plan, and create a house that pleases you and which will entice buyers.

Consider the local market

Knowing your local market is always important when it comes to selling your home. These are not standard time, but making yourself aware of what is on offer, what asking prices are, and why people should buy a home in your area is useful. If you have spare time, research your local area, and understand why people want to buy here.

Mark Hayward, Chief Executive, NAEA Propertymark comments: “While being unable to sell your house at the moment may be frustrating, there is still lots you can be doing to start the process and make sure you’re prepared for when lockdown restrictions are relaxed.”

We know many people have questions and queries right now, and we are here to help as best we can. Please get in touch with Austin Property Services if there is anything, we can assist you with.

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