Whether you are a buyer, vendor, landlord or tenant, springtime is one of the most popular period...
Whether you are a buyer, vendor, landlord or tenant, springtime is one of the most popular periods in the property market. Not that other times aren’t important; the market is driven by individual needs when selling and buying property. But, during spring, the trees blossom, days stay lighter for longer, and properties look more appealing in the ‘spring bloom’. With these factors in mind, here are a few things you can do to prepare yourself for the spring property market.
Prepare Your Home
If you are getting ready to sell your home, you will want to give it a good spring clean, paying extra attention to the outside of your property. Too often vendors neglect the outside space, which can often be the first thing potential buyers see, especially if you have a front garden.
Plenty of Options
For those who are venturing on to the market to buy a new home, springtime can throw up a few options. Potential buyers can be more selective with their search, only going for properties they are really keen on. Of course, if you have a specific budget, it is important not to get carried away with demands. But you certainly won’t be scraping the bottom of the barrel for properties.
Be Prepared to Move Quickly
With more people searching for rental properties in the spring, demand can make the market highly competitive. If you are a tenant and see a property you like, be prepared to move within a couple of weeks after agreeing a rental price. Most landlords will favour tenants ready to move sooner rather than later.
Spruce Up Your Rental Accommodation
Many tenancies from the last 12 months come to an end from the previous spring. Landlords who want to avoid long void periods should aim to make sure their property looks fresh for new tenants.
It will be up to you to decide if the furniture needs replacing or a new paint job is required, but make sure the property looks presentable.
If you are interested in selling, buying, letting or renting a property, don’t hesitate to contact us at Belvoir Sutton Coldfield. We would be happy to help with any property queries you may have.