Selling your home can be stressful. Our aim is to make it simple, and for you to get the best price possible. To do this we offer you:
Apart from instructing an excellent agent, there are a few steps you can take that will help sell your property.
1. Keep your home tidy
It almost goes without saying, but a buyer is far more likely to get that ‘this is the one’ feeling if they walk into a property that is neat and tidy. Storage is a big factor for many buyers. Decluttering gives a home a feeling of space, and helps buyers imagine themselves living there.
2. Make your home easy to see
Selling can be disruptive, there is no doubt about that. But the fact is people will need to come round for viewings. Being flexible about timings will get more people through the door and improve your chances of success. Giving your keys to the estate agent can help, too. You’re paying them to do the selling so why not let them show people round while you take the dog out for a walk?
3. Consider having an open house
Having an open house works well for a number of reasons. You minimise disruption to your routine by giving buyers a short time frame – a couple of hours on a Saturday morning say – to view your home. Personal invitations to buyers, and extra staff from the agents, make open days special events. This generates a buzz that often leads to quick offers and higher prices.
4. Get your home in shape
Every home has those niggly bits of DIY that you’ve never quite got round to. This is a good time to do them as no buyer likes the idea of having to do work as soon as they move in. It also comforts the buyer by giving impression that your home is well looked after.
5. Instruct your solicitor early
Almost one third of sales fall through, often due to legal delays. Don’t give the buyer a chance to get cold feet. It is a good idea to instruct your solicitor as soon as the property goes on the market. That way, you can kick off the legal process as soon as you accept an offer.
6. Be prepared to be flexible about moving dates
In an ideal world, the date you want to move out and the date your buyer wants to move in will coincide. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. To avoid last minute hitches, be prepared to be flexible about moving dates. You may need to move in with a friend, stay in a hotel or even rent for a few days or weeks so as not to lose your buyer. But that may be better than having to go right back to square one.
The first step is to arrange for us to visit your property by calling us or popping in to one of our sales offices. We will then advise you on a valuation and how we would go about marketing it at this price.
If you happy to instruct us we will then arrange to photograph your property, measure the rooms and prepare sales details. We will then start marketing the property.
We will be in close contact with you during the whole process – from the minute you instruct us until your home is sold.
To arrange a valuation with one of our offices please call them or pop in. For contact details please click here