If you are looking to sell your home in 2021, it is vital you know what buyers are looking for.
At Austin Property Services, we are pleased to say we have helped many local homeowners connect with buyers. If you want to ensure you enhance your chances of making a sale, contact us today.
Review Your Heating Systems
The boiler and heating system is one of the most important factors that buyers consider. You can improve your chances of connecting with buyers by:
Having your boiler reviewed by an expert to determine its condition before listing your home
If it is in your budget, upgrade the boiler or at least carry out improvements
Make sure you have sufficient boiler insurance coverage in place
David Holmes is the founder of the Boiler Guide, and he believes people aren’t doing the right sort of searches when looking for a new or better boiler. Digital searches have given people more options, but this might not be the best way to find the ideal solution.
David Holmes said; “Like many other services, it really is worth putting in the time and effort to explore your options for such an important investment and in many cases, you could save hundreds of pounds simply by spending another five minutes on the phone.”
He also said; “We expect the residential heating market to become even more competitive in the next few years as both existing and emerging brands are investing in renewable alternatives such as air source heat pumps and hydrogen-ready gas boilers.”
Consider the Energy Efficiency Rating
Money Super Market provides the following tips on improving the energy efficiency rating of your home:
Insulate your loft – This could save between £120 and £225 a year according to the Energy Saving Trust
Poorly insulated roofs and walls can be a major cause of energy wastage. But with decent loft insulation, you could save between £120 and £225 a year, depending on the type of property you have and where you live, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Hang thick curtains and insulate your doors
Install an energy monitor to review your energy consumption
Use a water-saving showerhead
Install double glazing
Consider solar panels
Insulate your cavity walls – According to the Energy Savings Trust, this could save between £70 and £255 a year
If you are planning on selling your home, you need to know what buyers are looking for, and you need to know how the local market is performing.
We are pleased to say we have helped many local homeowners, including the Bournemouth area.
Towards the end of January 2021, Rightmove said this about the Bournemouth property market;
“Properties in Bournemouth had an overall average price of £298,856 over the last year. The majority of sales in Bournemouth during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £213,934. Detached properties sold for an average of £412,271, with semi-detached properties fetching £296,744.
Overall, sold prices in Bournemouth over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 7% up on the 2018 peak of £278,329.”