Nov 23, 2014
Newcastle is a dynamic city, with lots to offer visitors, but the property market is nowhere near as buoyant as it is in London and other affluent areas in the southeast. In many parts of Newcastle, homeowners are struggling to sell their properties, and even in the wealthy parts of the city a lot of homes are just not selling.
In a fragile market, anything you can do to market your home and make it stand out from the rest of the other Newcastle properties up for sale will help you attract buyers and, hopefully, make a sale. So what are your options?
The Importance of Interior Design
Interior design is very important when it comes to selling homes, but it is even more important if you are trying to sell a property in a relatively deprived area such as Newcastle. Buyers always want a lot for their money. If there are two identical homes up for sale at a similar price, you can give your home the edge by making it as appealing as possible to the majority of buyers.
Make Your Property More Attractive to Buyers
Neutral décor is something TV designers always recommend. Bright colours are distracting whereas creams and beiges allow potential buyers to picture their furniture in the room. Always redecorate if possible before selling a home – it freshens up the space and makes it more attractive to buyers.
If your kitchen or bathroom (or both) is looking tired and dated, it could be worth spending a bit of money on adding a new kitchen and bathroom. For a more upmarket home, a luxury bespoke kitchen will be a smart choice as this will appeal to more affluent buyers. A luxury Newcastle kitchen showroom such as at Mowlem & Co is a good place to look – here you will find plenty of inspiration if you live in and around Newcastle.
Minimalism is the way to go when you are selling a home. It is important to de-clutter a property before inviting potential buyers to come for a view. Buyers don’t want to see junk everywhere, plus rooms will feel a lot smaller when they are full of bric-a-brac and miscellaneous items. Box up your personal items and just leave a few decorative pieces around so that the place doesn’t feel too much like a show house.
Spruce up the outside of your home to make it as attractive as possible. The front of a property is the first thing a buyer sees, so if it looks scruffy and unkempt, they will automatically assume you haven’t taken care of the place for years. You don’t have to go overboard, but tidy up the garden, cut the grass and plant some flowers for visual appeal.
Newcastle may not be a property hotspot like London, but it is possible to sell property there as long as you price it competitively and make it as attractive to buyers as possible. But if you do find that you can’t sell, consider making a few home improvements such as adding a new luxury fitted kitchen, and then stay put until the housing market picks up again.