Thinking of selling after lockdown? Help us, help you

Thinking of selling after lockdown? Help us, help you

In this three-minute read, we share four simple ways you can get your property ready for sale if you are thinking of moving when lockdown ends. And we share four things we’re doing to continue serving our clients and to keep everyone as safe as possible.

As some sections of our society are slowly being ‘unlocked’ following Boris Johnson’s address yesterday evening, there is some light beginning to be seen at the end of the tunnel.

The messages we’ve all heard from medical officers across the UK is that if we stay very mindful of the threat of Coronavirus, we can eventually defeat this awful disease.

We are awaiting a detailed report from the Government which is set to be released today at 2 pm and should clarify some of the questions people thinking of moving may have. We’ll be issuing an update around this tomorrow.

We can’t rush this, the lockdown is a phased process, as outlined yesterday and everyone still has an essential part to play.

We are receiving more and more enquiries from people thinking about selling when this all ends.

The good news is there are some simple things you can do to get ahead and prepare, should you want to sell and move in the future.

By following these steps, you help give your agent the best chance of selling your property quickly, and for a price, you’re delighted with.

Four Steps to Prepare – Help Us

  • Many of you have probably done this one already if you’ve had time on your hands. Declutter.
  • Get any property related paperwork like warranties, guarantees and manuals all in one easy to access place. Organise.
  • There’s never been a better time to do those odd jobs around the home which need doing. Fix the squeaky door, clean the fascia, paint the spare room.
  • It’s spring clean time (ish) and having a fresh-smelling, clean home is good for your mental and physical health – whether you are selling or not. Clean.

And while we’re on the subject of being clean.

Here are four things we will be introducing, but only when the rules around viewings are relaxed. And these will be updated depending on today’s Government announcement.

Going Contactless – We’ll be advising sellers to leave doors, cupboards, and gates open where possible to reduce any risk during physical viewings.

Protecting Each Other –  viewings will be limited to 2 people and we may consider restricting the duration of the appointment.  Viewers  will be required to provide their own facemask and protective gloves.

Take a (very short) Vacation – Where possible, we will be asking people to vacate their properties if there is a viewing. This could be to sit in their cars or go into the garden.

We’re expecting the local property market to leap back into life once the pent-up demand to move is unleashed when the lockdown and social distancing measures are further relaxed.

And we’ll be ready for it.

But the most important thing for us at COBB AMOS is to ensure the safety of our team, our clients, and our community.

Stay safe. We will get through this.