Written by Sheron Harley.
If you are considering putting your property on the market next year, it is a really good opportunity over the Christmas holiday to start looking around your property with a critical eye and doing those jobs you have been putting off all year.
Perhaps give the walls a fresh coat of paint, have a de-clutter, give the garden the once-over.
Ensuring your home is presented in the best possible light can really help to sell your property quickly and effectively.
Now, more than ever, vendors look for an agent who can guide them through the whole sales process, from initial valuation through to completion.
We have the benefit of being able to offer a free service outlining the costs involved in the selling and buying process, confirming your mortgage capabilities, ensuring your purchase goals are both realistic and affordable.
We can advise you about the local environment, provide you with accurate valuations, and notify you of specific market trends affecting local property prices and sales.
It is always a good idea to have more than one estate agents to do valuations, both to ascertain that your property is marketed at the correct price, and also you select an agent you feel comfortable with and happy to entrust one of your most valuable assets to.
If you are pondering a move in the New Year, it might be an idea to ask a couple of estate agents to come and see you before Christmas, so you have a better idea of the amount you want to spend on your purchase.
Then when you are fed up with eating and drinking over the festive season, you could look for potential properties!
Sheron Harley is managing director of The Property Shop, Acle.
You can contact her by ringing 01493 752100.