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Stress-Busting Tips for Property Sales in Kent

Stress-Busting Tips for Property Sales in Kent

In this three-minute read, we show you how to keep
calm and in control when selling your Kent

With April being one of the
most popular months for sellers to market their homes, it coincides with Stress
Awareness Month. This annual event recognises the dangers of modern-day stress
and provides valuable coping strategies. Moving home is infamously reported to
be one of the biggest causes of stress; read our top tips to temper your

Stage the scene

You’re selling a lifestyle,
not just a home. Some buyers need to be able to visualise living in your home
and find it hard to look beyond what they see. While the light in your spare
bedroom may be perfect for your art studio, consider whether presenting it as a
guest bedroom might be more appealing to a prospective buyer.

Be realistic with the asking price

The market is constantly on
the move. When you’re preparing to sell your property, it’s important to seek
up-to-date information when it comes to setting a sensible asking price. A good
agent will help you assess the value of your home and compare it to prices
achieved with recently sold properties in the Kent area. Too high, and you risk your property stagnating
on the market. Too low, and you risk a missed opportunity.

Make sure you’re viewing-ready

Embarking on a Marie
Kondo-style declutter can induce feelings of overwhelm in itself. (How a cheese
grater can spark joy, we’ll never know.) But if you break it down into chunks,
tackling a spring clean can be therapeutic. Adopting a minimalist approach to
your belongings while you mop and polish will make life easier when it comes to
keeping your home viewing-ready. Invest in some decorative boxes in your main
living areas; when you’re short on time before a viewing, you can quickly hide
bits and pieces away.

Address the admin

If your property is
sale-ready, sensibly valued, and marketed by a good agent, there’s an excellent
chance that it will sell quickly. Fuelled by the Stamp Duty holiday extension,
the busy market means that everyone involved in the sale process has a heavy
workload right now. Get ahead by organising your paperwork early. Ask your
agent for an admin checklist.

Expect the unexpected

Even the best-laid plans can
go awry. Sales can go off track for a number of reasons, some of which will be
outside of your control. Communication is key; if you are worried about how
your sale is progressing, speak to your agent. Whatever the issue, remember
that it will be temporary and that a good agent will be in your corner; working
hard to support you in navigating the sale process.

We understand the pressures
involved in selling your property and are here to alleviate your anxieties. If
you’d like to hear how we can make your sale a stress-free experience, give us
a call on 01634 304326.