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Common Mistakes That Can Reduce the Value of Your Property in NOTTINGHAM

Common Mistakes That Can Reduce the Value of Your Property in NOTTINGHAM

Selling your home in NOTTINGHAM is a huge undertaking, so of course, you want to make the right decisions to achieve the proper resale value for it. Some of the decisions surrounding resale value are more involved than the basic preparation you do when placing your home on the market and of course, these specific decisions can be made months or years before you actually consider selling your home, so you may not even think about it until it’s too late and the value of your home has plummeted.

So, if you’re considering selling your home in NOTTINGHAM anytime soon, it’s time to start thinking about your property through the eyes of potential buyers. As property experts, here at Robert Ellis we know all too well the common mistakes you may make that can reduce the value of your home. But we also know how to remedy them.

Setting the price unrealistically high

Everyone would like to think their home is worth more than their neighbours’ home, especially after finishing a renovation or upgrade of some kind. However, the truth is that your home is really only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it. You have to be realistic about the value of your home when setting your price. If you set your price at an unrealistically high number, it could sit on the market for months without selling. The longer a property is on the market unsold, the more unattractive it becomes to potential buyers. You may inevitably end up slashing the price to meet expectations, which may make potential buyers question why the price has been reduced so much. It’s a position you don’t really want to put yourself in, so getting a realistic valuation from the start is important.

At Robert Ellis, our experienced valuers will always provide you with an honest market appraisal to ensure your property attracts interest.

Not deep cleaning your home before viewings

Nobody wants to view a home that is dirty for two main reasons: one, it’s definitely not appealing, and two, it invariably means that the new homeowner will eventually need to spend time, money and effort cleaning it themselves. Major issues like carpet stains and grubby or mouldy tile grout can leave a poor impression on potential buyers when they view your home. In terms of carpet stains, you may be used to ignoring them every day but an interested buyer will notice them immediately. If an offer is forthcoming, your buyer may then look to negotiate on the asking price to cover the cost of replacing the carpet or having it professionally cleaned before moving in.

In terms of tile grout, ignoring it is detrimental to the sale of your home. It’s one of the most tedious chores, yes, but leaving dirt along your tile grout can create permanent discolouration, ruining the look of your tiles forever. Even worse, if the area is humid, mould and mildew can build up and can become a major problem.

When it comes to cleaning, being proactive is the best course of action. Make sure you regularly clean your home and deal with any spills before they set, which makes them much more difficult to remove later on.

Not properly maintaining your home

Taking care of the mechanics of your home is important, especially when it comes to your plumbing and heating. These are directly related to your monthly utilities and can be costly to repair when a big problem arises. Sometimes these issues are unavoidable, but with the right maintenance and care in the long term, smaller problems can be taken care of with plenty of time before they get worse. Potential buyers are likely to ask questions about the state of the plumbing and heating and will be less likely to want to offer on a home that has a history of high utility bills or will need major repairs in the near future.

Not updating decor

Old, outdated design trends will make your home look dated, which can lower the value of your home simply because potential buyers know they will need to spend money to update the decor once they move in. Wood panelling is a major culprit in this regard, even if it’s restricted to small areas. Viewers will be a little more inclined to offer on your property if the decor is modern and fresh.

Letting personal taste get involved

When showing your home to potential buyers, you’re trying to get them to imagine their new life in their new home, so having your personal taste right in front of their noses can make this difficult for them. Brightly painted walls in colours that are unusual, having too much wallpaper, or having unique or over the top design elements throughout your home is a major turn off. It just means more work once the new owners move in as they try and get the property back to a neutral state. Before putting your home on the market try and make it look as neutral as possible so it can appeal to a wider number of people. Painting the walls and stripping wallpaper is a good start!

For no-obligation advice on buying or selling a home in NOTTINGHAM please contact our expert property team at Robert Ellis on 0115 648 5485 or call in and see us. We look forward to seeing you.

Robert Ellis Team

About Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis is a leading estate agent that has been facilitating house sales and rentals for customers across Nottingham and the surrounding towns and villages for over 35 years. They have branches in Beeston, Long Eaton, Arnold and Stapleford offering residential and commercial sales and lettings, property management services and mortgage advice. With houses, flats and commercial premises to suit all tastes, budgets and preferences, the team at Robert Ellis provides a friendly and comprehensive service for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike.

Their expertise in all areas of the property market is reflected in the positive reviews they have received from previous customers, with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from over 2,500 reviews on Reviews.io. They are also multiple Gold-winning estate and lettings agents in the British Property Awards 2022-2023 and received a Gold Award for both sales and lettings in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2023.

To find out more about Robert Ellis estate and letting agents you can read our about us page here

Find Your Nearest Robert Ellis Branch

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Arnold Sales & Lettings

78 Front Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham

NG5 7EJ

0115 6485 485 Find Out More

Beeston Estate Agents

12 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2JP

0115 922 0888 Find Out More

Beeston Lettings

130 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2LN

0115 922 9090 Find Out More

Long Eaton Estate Agents

5 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 1818 Find Out More

Long Eaton Lettings

11 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 6946 Find Out More

Stapleford Lettings

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 6740 Find Out More

Stapleford Sales

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

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The Mortgage Company

50 – 52 Market Place,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LT

0115 951 8898 Find Out More

Arnold Sales & Lettings

Beeston Estate Agents

Beeston Lettings

Long Eaton Estate Agents

Long Eaton Lettings

Stapleford Lettings

Stapleford Sales

The Mortgage Company

Find Your Nearest Robert Ellis Branch

Our happy, experienced team can lighten your workload and brighten up your day

Arnold Sales & Lettings

Arnold Sales & Lettings

78 Front Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham

NG5 7EJ

0115 6485 485 Find Out More
Beeston Estate Agents

Beeston Estate Agents

12 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2JP

0115 922 0888 Find Out More
Beeston Lettings

Beeston Lettings

130 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2LN

0115 922 9090 Find Out More
Long Eaton Estate Agents

Long Eaton Estate Agents

5 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 1818 Find Out More
Long Eaton Lettings

Long Eaton Lettings

11 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 6946 Find Out More
Stapleford Lettings

Stapleford Lettings

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 6740 Find Out More
Stapleford Sales

Stapleford Sales

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

0115 949 0044 Find Out More
The Mortgage Company

The Mortgage Company

50 – 52 Market Place,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LT

0115 951 8898 Find Out More

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  • Alice

    The branch completed a challenging house move for us. There was a double transaction with us buyer the neighbours land at the same time as the house....Mark was very understanding and patient with the complications and we are very happy with the service we received. Thank you.

    2 days ago

  • Clint Elliott

    Friendly staff with a professional attitude, did very well at selling the property with minimal hassle in a currently turbulent market.

    1 week ago

  • Adam Watters

    Lorraine and the team was very helpful and informative, always keeping me upto date on purchase.

    1 week ago

  • Robert Day

    Would like to thank everyone who has helped me and Emma sell 30 Wood avenue, keeping me updated. THANK YOU 😊.

    1 week ago

  • David

    We have received excellent service from your Long Eaton Office especially from Caroline who has been extremely helpful & a calming & knowledgeable inf...luence especially with our purchase of a new build property. We have not dealt with your estate agency before & although very stressful at times for ourselves, as our first prospective purchaser pulled out, Caroline was very helpful & approachable & contacted us regularly to keep us updated on progress. I can't recommend her highly enough. Many thanks again Caroline Best regards Liz & David

    1 week ago

  • Adrian

    Even in a fairly difficult house sale , the staff at Robert Ellis were very knowledgeable and supportive . I'd also like to give a special thanks to J...oely who was particularly helpful in the whole process . Thanks to all the team , and I would certainly recommend Robert Ellis to anyone else . Thanks , Adrian Bowley

    1 week ago

  • Rachael

    Harry Hackett and Joely Golding at the Long Eaton branch were wonderful! They were so helpful and would come at the drop of a hat to let us into the p...roperty to view, measure up and get quotes ahead of the completion date. They even offered advice on options for inside the property, which we have taken on. Everything was super efficient and we would highly recommend them! 😊

    1 week ago

  • Yulan

    Caroline has been very helpful, always friendly during our process of selling our house.

    2 weeks ago

  • Pam

    Wonderful staff, especially Holly, nothing too much trouble. Kept informed of progress throughout the sale. Helped all the way.

    2 weeks ago

  • David Green

    Thank you to Holly Who was all ways able and willing to offer advise And always available . Dealt with my enquires straight away and always return...my calls. I Never felt that anything was to much trouble for her. Excellent service.

    2 weeks ago

  • Emma Thrall

    It hasn't been an easy journey but Holly Torr at long eaton has kept us up to date and sane throughout the process thanks Holly!

    2 weeks ago

  • Rae Murphy

    Absolutely recommend purchasing through Robert Ellis Stapleford - especially happy with Beth at the branch. She was amazing from start to finish!

    2 weeks ago

  • Sally-Ann Roberts

    Brilliant service, was notified every step of the sale and a really friendly team .

    2 weeks ago

  • Mark

    Dawn was wonderful, helping me to sell my home and find a new one that I had not considered. She kept me informaed throughout and was always available...to help. Thank you Dawn.

    2 weeks ago

  • Frankie

    I would like to thank Joely at the Long Eaton office for her kind help and quick responses throughout the home buying process. Highly recommended...for her service. Wish to give her a 10* rating if I could!

    3 weeks ago

  • Gayle

    What a long journey this house sale has been - lots of ups and downs (due to 2 failed sales - not due to Robert Ellis) ....so lots of stress. This jou...rney has defintely been made much more tolerable by the lovely relationship we have established with Joely and Holly. They have kept us well informed and always been available to update us with honest, reliable information. Joely, in the later stages of negotiations even responded, on what I know, were days off work. I have so appreciated being able to speak to the team when required.. always caring and respectful and had empathy and understanding. We have received and very professional but personal service I feel. Highly recommend.

    3 weeks ago

  • Lynne

    Excellent service, our sale went through smoothly and we were kept up to date on progress by Holly Torr at every stage. Very professional and will be...more than happy to recommend.

    3 weeks ago

  • Kathryn

    Joely was fantastic during our first house purchase. She was professional and worked hard to push things along, and was always lovely to interact with...if we had questions or wanted updates. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Robert Ellis based on our experience with Joely!

    3 weeks ago

  • Sue

    Joely is absolutely amazing. She looked after us from start to finish with the sale of our property!

    3 weeks ago

  • Toni

    Dawn Stokes at Robert Ellis has done an amazing job in helping me to sell my family home - more like 10 stars not 5 :) so efficient and always on the...ball - Thanks Dawn xx

    3 weeks ago