Selling tips and advice
We've put together this page to help you not only prepare for the sale of your home but to maximise the chances of receiving the best offer and speed of sale too.
Finances: Professionals to consider contacing
Find an Estate Agent that you can work with on a personal level, one that you can communicate with effectively and one that has proven history and great reviews. Involve them from the start of your process, they might be able to help and give advice!
Conveyancing / Solicitor
Get a Conveyancing quote for your sale or purchase of property. Simply put a Conveyancer deals with the legal transfer of property from one owner to another, it is important to find the right Conveyancer and not go for the cheapest, in our experience this can lead to time delays and errors later down the line.
An adviser might also be able to find a deal you can't find on your own. They can also improve your chances of being accepted for a mortgage as they'll know which lenders are best suited to your particular circumstances.
It's important to get removal quotes early on in the process as many removal firms are extremely busy at the moment, resist from booking removals in until you have completion dates from your Conveyancers.
Tips on preparing your home for photo's and viewings.
1) De - Clutter
Get rid of the clutter, your home will look bigger, well organised and tidy - giving the impression to buyers that you have looked after your property. Imagine your home is a product, make it appealing to buyers,
2) Deep Clean
Clean everything from top to bottom, make sure you manage to keep your property keen for viewings. Once again having a spotless house gives buyers the impression that you've looked after your property whilst you have lived there! Get rid of bad smells and odours!
3) Fix Broken Things!
Paint over marks on the walls, replace broken plug sockets, holes in walls, missing lightbulbs. Typically buyers mentally cost up damages whilst viewing a property this could result in buyers reducing the offer they may put forward to you. Maximise your chances at getting a higher offer by repairing broken items, and generally improving or replacing dated, broken fittings or fixtures. Bare in mind how much money you spend whilst doing this!
Buyers will fall in love with your house when they can imagine themselves living there… When they can imagine your ‘house’ as their ‘home’. It can’t be done with evidence of you or your family everywhere.
That’s why show homes are always anonymous. You’ll never see a family portrait or anything personal. To make your house look lived-in without looking like anyone actually lives there, pack certain items away like holiday pictures, family photo's, trophies etc. Buyers don't want to buy your home, they want to buy your house the make it their home.
Our sales process
Step 1 - The Valuation
We will talk to you about local market trends now. We will explain how we market your property to the widest audience and to the best effect, we'll also give you advice on things that would make your property more saleable and will then agree a marketing price and a fee with you. We will discuss the conveyancing process, the importance of having financially qualified buyers and being financially qualified yourselves, as potential buyers so that you are in the best possible position to purchase your next home.
Find out more about our methods of sale...
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