NAMED THE BEST IN ENGLAND?
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This week we’re delighted to talk about some fantastic news for Rutland homeowners who just received a ringing endorsement about their county.
FAMILY LIFE IN RUTLAND NAMED THE BEST IN ENGLAND
A recent study by Oxford Home Schooling has named Rutland as the best place in England for families to move in 2021.
Appealing to families
Rutland residents are already aware that the educational establishments in this region are second to none – and this study proves it. The Oxford study ranked local authorities on factors such as Ofsted, crime rates and housing affordability with Rutland scoring highly across all categories. An impressive 95% of Rutland schools scored highly and with the nation’s second lowest crime rate it’s also an incredibly safe place to live which appeals hugely to buyers – especially those with families.
This announcement will come as no surprise to those already loving life in England’s smallest county – their motto, ‘Multum in Parvo’ means ‘much in little.’ No longer a well-kept secret, Rutland homeowners could see a financial boost to the region which may include an increase in demand for homes, a hike in house prices, a gradual filtering through of expansion in High Street brands and additional retail and restaurant offerings as the county gets a financial feelgood boost.
Three things you should do now to maximise the value of your home.
1. Sell faster and for a higher price with help from a Home Stager
Statistics prepared by Rightmove show that professionally styled homes typically sell 50% faster and for 8% to 10% more. If your property is a well-loved family home, occupied for many years, consider whether a home staging expert could better help show it off to potential buyers. We all become ‘blind’ when it comes to environments we know well and a home staging professional will pick out the features and characteristics to highlight room by room and gently advise on areas where improvement could be made.
2. Impress Your Agent
Once you have decided to put your home on the market it’s all too tempting to call your agent for a valuation straight away but hold fire for a moment and think about those Rightmove statistics we mentioned. Consider consulting a home staging expert BEFORE you show agents around to value – you need them to see your home at its absolute best. A professionally staged home, likely to appeal to buyers, will naturally fetch a higher valuation. Spend a little to gain much more.
3. Don’t waste an opportunity to look great in pictures
Professional home staging will certainly help your home stand out from the crowd when it comes to images. Most buyers initially search online and it’s easy to shine with beautifully styled rooms which jump off the screen and convert into viewings.
With possible viewing restrictions still coming and going you may be asked to add a video tour of your home to your marketing toolkit; a styled and staged home helps buyers more easily imagine themselves living there – the most important goal when using a video viewing.
We’re so thrilled to share this great news story about Rutland – a unique county with some fabulous homes and wonderful people.
We offer a free consultation (just on the phone at the moment) for advice to help get the ball rolling and you’ll find everything you need to know about cost effective solutions to help sell your property on our website.
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