Five things to consider when deciding to move home in 2021

Clare Phillips
25 May 2021
Estate Agents | Phillips George News | Selling


Leicestershire has become a UK hot spot for housing market activity

With the stamp duty holiday extended for properties of less than £250,000 until September and the fear of a slump receding, there are many reasons to be confident selling your home at this time in the Leicestershire area.

Leicestershire has become a hot spot of activity with particular demand for three and four bedroom homes. The region is experiencing some of the highest growth for house prices in the UK and sits fifth on the list for house price growth in the UK this year. If you have been following our Phillips George blog you will know that our region has been a particularly strong position over the last few years with lots of space for price growth as house prices in Leicestershire had been comparatively low.

We thought we would put together a few considerations for you as a seller as demand for housing continues to grow and the supply of homes on the market shrinks – perfect conditions for the seller in a seller’s market.

  1. Leave our emotions to one side.

You love your home and it is filled with happy memories. Be confident of its value and remember all the good things about your home, not the things that have been annoying you such as the kitchen layout or the aspect of the garden. Don’t be offended if a viewer does not like your home. Everyone is different.

  1. Be confident of the value of your home

You may be asking a lot more than you paid for your home 10 years ago, but the market moves on quickly and you will need to realise the full potential of your home when you go to buy a new home for your family. I am worth it and my home is worth it. Talk to us about valuing your home.

  1. Prepare for the sale

Remember those happy days before lockdown, when you would put on your glad rags to go out on the town and party. You presented yourself in the best light, wearing your favourite clothes with your hair and makeup done. Your home is the same. Present your home in the best light for potential buyers.

  1. A picture is worth a thousand words

Once your home is looking the part make sure the photos of your home show off the property in the best light in the particulars.  Think of the photography as an essential tool in attracting viewers to your home. We can help you with this too.

  1. Get the most from your sale

Hiring a good estate agent will help you realise the full potential of your property. We can help with setting the right price. Bringing our experience of the local market, fresh eyes and ideas to your sale, we are able to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, creating the right atmosphere and conditions for a good sale, ensuring you realise the maximum potential of your home.

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Clare Phillips
Clare Phillips, Partner
Clare has been in the industry since 1998. Her career started as an administrator and she has worked through each role in estate agency from negotiator, sales progressor, valuer, manager and culminating in opening Phillips George as a co-founding partner. Through Clare’s career she has obtained professional qualifications with both NAEA (national association of estate agents) and ARLA (association of residential letting agents) to ensure that she delivers a first class service to all of her clients. Clare’s favourite part of estate agency and lettings is helping customers achieve their goals and making the process as smooth as possible for them.