22nd Apr 2022|Sales|

How to sell your home in Moseley

Centrick are excited to be bringing Moseley into the spotlight, one of the best places to settle in the entire country. We’ve become familiar faces in the quaint Birmingham suburb over the past few years and have recognised an influx of interest in this wonderful region. That’s why we’re giving Moseley homeowners the opportunity to list their home with Centrick and pay no fees if we don’t get your home SSTC within 28 days. To accompany this unmissable offer, we’re also giving you our guide to selling your home in Moseley, from valuation to completion.

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Step One: Get a Property Valuation in Moseley

Getting in touch with a property expert to determine your home’s value is the crucial first step in the selling process, and helps you set your budget for your all-important onward purchase. Thankfully for sellers, house prices in the B13 postcode are at an all-time high, with the latest Rightmove statistics demonstrating that sold prices in the region are up a massive 20% since the 2019 peak. Flats and New Build Apartments are proving to be popular sellers in Moseley, however houses, especially family and starter homes are also having an impact on the market and remain the preference for most purchasers. As the result of our growing appreciation for outdoor space after the pandemic, gardens and properties with well-kept or potentially desirable external spaces are also in high demand. In short, regardless of your property-type, you can expect it to gather interest in this ever-popular district, but you’ll want to get your valuation sorted as a first step.

Ensure that you are requesting a valuation from a trustworthy agency with an understanding of both your property and the broader neighbourhood. At Centrick, we pride ourselves on our deep knowledge of Moseley, having listed some beautiful apartments at Moseley Central , St. Mary’s and Oakview. We’re also proud to live in Moseley, which means aside from seeing us at Damascena sipping something delicious, we understand what makes Moseley so desirable, and know what it takes to get your property sold – and fast. If you’re a little more undecided about selling, or want to weigh up your options, our experienced lettings team are on hand to offer advice on putting your property on the market for rent in the meantime. Whilst we can offer in-depth sales and lettings valuations upon seeing your property, we’ also provide instant valuations online for those wanting a speedy answer, or are just curious about the value of their Moseley property, making your first step towards a successful sale as simple as making a few clicks.

Step Two: Getting Ready to Sell in Moseley

Finding your onward purchase, if you haven’t already, is paramount to a successful sale (and move!). Although your appraisal will have clarified your budget, it is crucial to make a list of what you’re looking for in a property and determine whether they are ‘necessary’ features or ‘nice to have’ features. For those of us with families, your children’s school catchment area may be an absolute must-have feature for your next home, but do you absolutely need a spare bedroom, downstairs WC, or two-car garage? Being clear on your hopes for your future home will not only clarify your vision, but will help your selling agent recommend any properties, too.

If you’re utterly confused on where to start your search, consider utilising Rightmove’s handy ‘Where Can I Live?’ tool as a starting point in your search or simply drop us a message or call for some more personalised advice. Whether you’re looking to purchase a state-of-the-art New Build, a blank-canvas property to make your own, or a home a little further afield, we have a variety of properties to inspire you in your search for your next abode.

Finding your representatives is equally as important as determining your onward purchase, with solicitors and conveyancers being key-players in your process. A well-informed, experienced and professional selling agent such as Centrick will be well-equipped to recommend any known and trusted partners and individuals, and know who are the most knowledgeable, reliable and responsive (as well as those you may wish to avoid!).

This is also the stage where enhancing the appeal of your property is vital and doesn’t have to cost a tonne! Ensure that you’ve cleaned your home from top-to-toe before instructing your agent to send over their photographers and add a lick of paint to any dilapidated rooms to demonstrate to any viewers that the property has been well looked after. If you’re considering redecorating a room or two, keep the colour palette bright yet natural – lighter colour schemes allude to more space, and can help prospective buyers envision themselves within the space. Lastly, get your garden sales ready by trimming any foliage, wiping down any garden furniture and adding a few splashes of colour in the form of flowers or ornaments to breathe life into your outdoors space.

Step Three: Shout from the Rooftops – Marketing Your Property in Moseley

Much of Moseley’s appeal comes from its brilliant balance of quaint, village-style suburbia and proximity to the hustle and bustle of city life, a cosmopolitan blend which is becoming one of the most desirable traits for purchasers. Keeping this balance in mind is paramount when advertising your home, and there are ways that you can optimise your advertising:

Don’t deny your estate agent’s offer of a ‘For Sale’ board – whether your property is located on a quiet road, or a road with heavy footfall, ‘For Sale’ boards are crucial in getting homes SSTC. Research by Savills indicates that over a quarter of home-movers relocate within one mile of their original property, and only seven percent move more than fifty miles of the property they’re selling. This indicates that your chances of getting a local buyer far exceed your chances of appealing to someone from outside of the West Midlands, making a For Sale board which is visible to locals a no-brainer, regardless of whether your home is located on a busy street or a secluded one.

It’s also worth researching which portals your agent will be listing your home on, with Rightmove and Zoopla being the biggest players in property advertising and Boomin making a quick advance too (all of which are Centrick staples!). With these two portals being most purchasers’ first port of call when searching for their next home or investment, it’s vital that your Moseley property makes a memorable first impression. If your home is close to a key amenity –a popular transport link, school, or park – request that your agent explicitly references this in your property description. If your home directly overlooks one of these key features, try your best to optimise this area of your home for viewings and photography. If your bedroom overlooks Cannon Hill Park, creatively position your décor to draw attention to your window to truly highlight this feature. If your property is situated a few yards away from the Michelin Star rated Carters of Moseley, request that your estate agent adds a photo of this amenity to your listing, or alternatively takes an image of your street to emphasise its enviable proximity to such an exciting location.

Our team of local experts are on-hand to advise you on how to sell your house in Moseley as fast as possible. Make the first step today by contacting Centrick below to get your property sold within 28 days or pay no fees:

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