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The coronavirus has forced us all to take a step back and evaluate our lives, whether it’s family, work or home life, as we return back to normal many people are eager to make some changes. Have you vowed to find a new job? Perhaps you’re determined to do more exercise, or maybe you’ve decided to sell your house. Whatever your reasons are for moving, our team are on hand to help you through the whole process. In fact, our blog is full of advice, tips and news covering everything from moving day to finding your local garden centre!

The property market has seen a huge surge in people looking to move home this summer so here’s our advice to secure a successful move.

Choose Hathways as your agent

There are many reasons why we think you should choose a high street agent, and during this climate, it’s more relevant than ever! Our team live and breathe the local area, we know the market inside and out, and live amongst the community. We don’t want to give away Phil’s age, but he has been actively involved in the local property market since the early 90’s, with his experience covering Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Cardiff.

Choose a solicitor

Request recommendations from friends and family to find a trusted conveyancing expert, you’re looking for a personalised service and competitive price. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions that you have, and ensure that you respond to any correspondence straight away.

Choose an area

It won’t be the first time you’ve heard that location is very important. By doing your homework on your local housing market, as well as the area that you’re hoping to move to, you will have a good comprehension of what’s available and the value. Have a good think about why you’re moving, what’s on your priority list, then your agent will be able to make a start on finding the perfect property for you.

Choose what’s staying and what’s going

Moving home is the ideal time to sort through everything that you own, not everything will be making the move with you, so you can start to go through each room deciding what stays and what goes. Our advice it to try to be as ruthless as you can, not all items need to be thrown away, they can be set aside to sell, or given to your local charity shop.

Choose to stage your home

Simply cleaning your home before a viewing isn’t enough, you should also stage your home for sale. Staging is proven to sell faster and at a higher value. You can read up on home staging via our blog or by watching online videos, however the basic principle is simple. Decorate your home to showcase its best assets to impress potential buyers. As a homebuyer yourself, you will know what buyers will be looking for. Focus on and emphasise these areas, rooms and features. Identify who will most likely be buying your home, i.e a couple, family or professional, and stage it according to that target market.

Choose to get your home valued

Before you do any of the above advice you’ll need to get your property valued. We offer a free no-obligation market appraisal by contacting our team on 01633 870777 or completing our online form.

We look forward to working with you on the sale of your property if you have any questions before you proceed please don’t hesitate to get in touch.