If you intend to put your home up for sale in a few weeks or months' time, here are a couple of things you should do before you advertise your property:
Make sure that you make a good first impression
The first few parts of your property that potential buyers see will play a huge role in the opinion they form about your home. If your front garden is wildly overgrown and the front door is covered in cracked, peeling paint, the people viewing your property are likely to conclude that the property isn't very well-maintained and would require a lot of time and money to improve.
Retirement is the time of life when you want to take it easy and enjoy your favourite hobbies (which do not include constantly cleaning a large four-bedroom family home!) Moving into a retirement villa gives you a chance to embrace a community lifestyle surrounded by those of a similar age. However, choosing the right retirement home needs a little forethought. Now that you are gearing up towards choosing a real estate agent to help you find the next home of your downsizing dreams, be sure to remember these pointers before you put in an offer on retirement villas:
It can be a tragedy when one of your neighbour's home catches fire, and yet is there a possibility that the fire could harm you and your family in a way you might not immediately suspect? This is not a case of the fire potentially spreading to your property, but is in fact when the fire in question has affected a dwelling that might contain asbestos. It's a rarity, and yet there have been instances when asbestos has been released into the air after a house fire.