How to Sell Your House: A Guide for Millennials

While many young millennials are opting not to buy houses, in 2019, only a third of this population owned any property at all, far behind the global average (40%). If you have not settled in your current home, then you may wish to sell this property and find a new one to suit all your needs.

Even if a millennial chooses not to buy a home, they still may end up with a house in their possession if one is passed down through generations. And, based on certain needs, they may decide to sell it on rather than reside in it themselves. For example, many millennials may be city-based for work or education, and a house rather than an apartment doesn’t suit their lifestyle.

If you are a millennial and looking to sell a house, you may be confused about what to do. That is where our team at CW Estate Agents come in with this handy-dandy guide on how you can go about selling your home. In turn, get to know how we can help make this process stress-free!

So, firstly, you must:

Make Your Home Presentable

One of the first and most important aspects you need to consider when selling your home is to make sure it is presentable. When people visit your home or view images online, they will judge your home based on the way it looks. We are told not to judge a book by its cover. But let’s admit it, we all do – especially when buying a house. Cracks in the wall, peeling paint, or even dusty floors can all put potential buyers off purchasing your home.

Make sure you organise and clean your home, carrying out any DIY jobs or bringing in tradespeople to fix things around the house. People don’t want to buy a home that has a leaky conservatory or an en-suite that doesn’t work. By sorting these problems out as soon as possible, you can ensure your house is valued at a price you agree. 

Not only is cleaning and fixing your home important, but you need to depersonalise it as well. When people view your home, they need a good template to imagine themselves living there. They can’t do this if it still has your personality splashed all over it. So although it may hurt to take down your posters or clean away those colourful throws and plants, doing this will increase your chances of finding a buyer quicker. It’s as simple as that.

Improve Kerb Appeal

It’s not only the inside of your home you need to improve but also the outside if you want to sell your home. This may be something you haven’t considered but is vitally important in enhancing the appeal of your house. One of the first images a potential buyer will see of your home is the outside. If it is dirty and looks rundown, people won’t even bother to view the listing.

If you have a front garden, make sure it is tidy by cutting the grass and planting flowers. Clean your windows and doors, then add decor on the windowsills to make them look more inviting. If you have dirty or weed-infested driveways, then get the jet washer out and clean them! 

Have a look at and jot down some helpful advice from how-to guides on giving your home a bit of kerb appeal. Small jobs started now will ensure that your home looks as beautiful outside as it does inside. It’s the little things that make a significant impact, which is vital for improving the appeal of your home to potential buyers.

Selling Post-Lockdown

Once you have cleaned and prepped your home for the market, you might be thinking about whether or not selling your home has changed over the pandemic period. And, to be honest, not much has changed. Good quality photographs are now more essential as these could be the first and only impression a potential buyer has of your home. Virtual viewings and walkthroughs are also a great way to give a potential buyer a feel of the house they may be purchasing. 

Based on the services you choose from CW Estate Agents, we can handle taking professional photographs and even offer a valuation free-of-charge. In addition, we ensure that your listing is placed on Rightmove as well as our website and all social media channels, guaranteeing it reaches as many people as possible. We have an extensive network covering the entirety of the CW area. 

Despite Covid-19, our property managers have the in-depth knowledge and understanding of the industry to ensure you sell your house safely with all our unrelenting support. By offering a complete service of everything from valuation to completion, we save you time and hassle during a period where your focus needs to be on other things like health and work.

To learn more about the selling services available to you, please call the CW Estate Agents team on 07743 532615 or email us at nicola@cwestateagents.co.uk to see how we can help you find your perfect home, all with the bonus of office space that greatly supports your productivity!

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