Earl's Court is currently undergoing massive regeneration which, in turn, is attracting buyers. Here are five top tips for selling your property in the area.
1. Earl's Court's planned redevelopment of the area is expected to include offices and workspaces to support around 10,000 new jobs and a new high street. So if you’re thinking of putting your property on the market, now is the time to do it.
2. Apartments make up the majority of properties in Earl's Court and those overlooking garden squares get snapped up quickly. If you have any outdoor space it’s important to accentuate it: clean the area and add some pots and plants. Rassell’s of Kensington on Earl’s Court Road is great for plants, pots, ideas and advice.
3. According to the 2011 Census, 41.6 per cent of all households in Earl's Court are privately rented, so think about appealing to the investor. Turning a small office into a single bedroom would be more appealing for buy-to-let buyers to add to their portfolio.
4. There’s no need to update your property prior to putting it on the market – buyers in Earl's Court love anything unmodernised. Equally, if your property needs redecorating, leave it: buyers are looking for refurbishment challenges.
5. Earl's Court is popular with cash buyers who want to move quickly. Prepare your paperwork in advance and send the relevant forms to your solicitor. If your usual solicitor is based outside London, it’s a good idea to use a local one for conveyancing as they will be used to the pace of the London market.