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Selling your home in January: advice from Dorset estate agents

January is a brilliant time to bring your home to the property market. Many people make a New Year's resolution to move house and start off the month by hitting the web and registering with Winkworth in search of that dream property. Flats and houses for sale in Dorset are perennially popular among permanent residents and those looking for a second property or holiday home, so don't miss the January rush. In fact, property search portal Rightmove registered 167 million visits in January 2014, reflecting the positive home moving sentiment that is felt at the start of a new year. The demand for property in 2015 is set to be even greater, especially now that 98% of home movers eligible to pay stamp duty will see their tax bill drastically cut, as well as some of the lowest mortgage rates for years, encouraging buying activity. Winkworth Dorset estate agents who have been active in the county for many years - has this advice for anyone selling their home in January. Spring clean early - many people see moving home as a fresh start so they'll be looking for a bright, uncluttered property they can move into. Make one of your resolutions to streamline your home before it goes on the market. Store any unwanted boxes or furniture in the loft or a garage; clean the windows inside and out to ensure maximum natural light floods in, and keep work surfaces in the kitchen and shelves in the bathroom as clutter free as possible. Remove any traces of Christmas - January is the time to start again and many viewers don't want to see any remnants of the festive period. Take down all decorations and pack them away before the marketing of your property begins; make sure any children's toys received at Christmas are neatly stored and make sure your recycling is taken away or hidden - and that includes a decaying Christmas tree! Brighten and lighten - with darkness often falling before 4pm and grey days almost guaranteed, sellers need to ensure their home is presented cheerfully. Use fresh flowers and candles to lift the atmosphere inside; turn on all lights as soon as there is a hint of gloom and remove nets at windows to let in all of what natural light exists. And if you have been on the market before January......double check that the photographs of your property don't contain any Christmas decorations as this will give viewers a clue as to how long your property has been on the market. A good Dorset estate agent will come out and take a fresh set of images as soon as your property is free of festive adornments. Likewise with snow - if your photographs were taken with a sprinkling of the white stuff but it has since melted, consider asking for new exterior photos to be taken. If you are thinking of selling your property this January and would like advice about the local Dorset property market, contact Winkworth today.

January is a brilliant time to bring your home to the property market. Many people make a New Year's resolution to move house and start off the month by hitting the web and registering with Winkworth in search of that dream property. Flats and houses for sale in Dorset are perennially popular among permanent residents and those looking for a second property or holiday home, so don't miss the January rush.

In fact, property search portal Rightmove registered 167 million visits in January 2014, reflecting the positive home moving sentiment that is felt at the start of a new year. The demand for property in 2015 is set to be even greater, especially now that 98% of home movers eligible to pay stamp duty will see their tax bill drastically cut, as well as some of the lowest mortgage rates for years, encouraging buying activity.

Winkworth Dorset estate agents who have been active in the county for many years - has this advice for anyone selling their home in January.

Spring clean early - many people see moving home as a fresh start so they'll be looking for a bright, uncluttered property they can move into. Make one of your resolutions to streamline your home before it goes on the market. Store any unwanted boxes or furniture in the loft or a garage; clean the windows inside and out to ensure maximum natural light floods in, and keep work surfaces in the kitchen and shelves in the bathroom as clutter free as possible.

Remove any traces of Christmas - January is the time to start again and many viewers don't want to see any remnants of the festive period. Take down all decorations and pack them away before the marketing of your property begins; make sure any children's toys received at Christmas are neatly stored and make sure your recycling is taken away or hidden - and that includes a decaying Christmas tree!

Brighten and lighten - with darkness often falling before 4pm and grey days almost guaranteed, sellers need to ensure their home is presented cheerfully. Use fresh flowers and candles to lift the atmosphere inside; turn on all lights as soon as there is a hint of gloom and remove nets at windows to let in all of what natural light exists.

And if you have been on the market before January......double check that the photographs of your property don't contain any Christmas decorations as this will give viewers a clue as to how long your property has been on the market. A good Dorset estate agent will come out and take a fresh set of images as soon as your property is free of festive adornments. Likewise with snow - if your photographs were taken with a sprinkling of the white stuff but it has since melted, consider asking for new exterior photos to be taken.

If you are thinking of selling your property this January and would like advice about the local Dorset property market, contact Winkworth today.

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