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Did you know that a Stove can help you sell your home

(April 14, 2013)

Did you know that a Stove can help you sell your home…


Struggling to sell your home…?  The UK property market is still a bit sluggish at present, a lot of the time the difference between getting viewings and not comes down to desirable features in the property listing.

A wood-burning or multi-fuel stove can be just that… an exciting selling point to your home and help sway potential buyers that your property is the one for them.

Tom Deville of Savills Estate Agents has been quoted by, “People love them, they make a nice homely feel, and buyers are often aware that they’re cost effective and better for the environment….  They probably don’t add anything to the value of a property, but they make it more desirable and saleable.”

Tom goes on to say, “People like them if it suits the property. We sold a converted barn recently with a chimney breast in the middle of the room and a double glass-sided log burner. It made the room complete.”

Even if you are not planning on selling your house at present, a stove may be a good investment in more ways than one…

But if you already have a wood-burning or multi-fuel stove, and you are selling your home, we have a few tips to help you make the most of your stove; it is an attractive feature after-all…

  1. List the stove as a feature on the property listing – this may be all that sets your property apart from others on sale in the area.
  2. Ensure that there is at least one photo of the stove, potential buyers are more likely to request a viewing if they have as much information about the features of the property in advance.
  3. Make sure you light your stove well in advance of viewings; this will ensure that there is a cosy, homely atmosphere throughout the house, not to mention warmth which will add to the ambiance.
  4. Why not ask the estate agent to bring their clients into the room with the stove at the beginning of their viewing.
  5. If you have a multi-fuel stove, it is a good idea to burn wood at a viewing, as the flames will be higher than with a smokeless fuel or coal.

A stove makes a fantastic addition to any room and is a cost effective way of heating your home.  Keep warm during the winter months with an 80% fuel efficient Wood-Burning or Multi-Fuel Stove. 

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