Prepare Your Property For Resale With A Thorough Clean Down
Selling a property in the UK can take an average of 65 days, according to online real estate agent Rightmove. For the fortunate homeowners, a property can be sold in two months. But it often takes much longer for others, with obvious factors like space, location, transport and others affecting the process. A less obvious factor, however, is cleanliness, and it’s one that homeowners actually can control.
Messy Homes Put Off Buyers
Incredibly, online real estate specialist sellingUp has revealed in a 2015 study that 55% of buyers would reduce their offer for a messy house. Meanwhile, 15% of buyers would lose interest or withdraw their offer. Overall, the data indicates that 70% of potential buyers can be negatively impacted by the sight of the visible mess in a prospective home. Clutter can also play a role, with 44% seeking to reduce their offer due to lack of space, while 25% would walk away completely. For homes and businesses that lack space, the worst thing to do is leave items strewn around the house with nowhere to store them.
SellingUp conducted this research with the assistance of Populus, a UK-based market research firm. The research is further legitimised by the fact that more than 1,000 UK buyers responded to the survey. Having such a large group of respondents clearly highlights that messy properties matter and this is a factor sellers cannot afford to overlook.