How to sell your property
When it comes to selling your home, it can feel quite overwhelming. In this guide, we will uncover the factors you need to consider when you go about selling your home.
- Make your home look the best it can
The property’s exterior is extremely important. First impressions matter. You don’t want a potential buyer walking away because of an overgrown lawn.
Some things to do which won’t cost you much:
– Mow the lawn
– Clear the driveway
– Clean the windows
– Clean/paint the front door
The interior of the house is just as important as the exterior. Signs of wear and tear can be seen even in the best kept properties. Therefore, the first step and the most important are sorting them out, to allow yourself to sell your property at the maximum price possible.
Tidying and decluttering can make your home more sellable. If possible, make the house less personal to encourage viewers to see themselves there.
- Getting your home valued
Once your house is looking its best, getting it valued is the next step.
Research at this stage is imperative. If not done correctly, it could leave your home on the market for a long time, or it could be sold below the market price.
Before having an estate agent value your home, check the sold house prices in the past 12 months with an online agent such as Zoopla, or Rightmove.
Online agencies will allow you to compare your property to those of a similar size and spec.
Rightmove will allow you to do this pretty accurately.
- Getting the estate agents in
Once your extensive research has been carried out, you’re ready to have the estate agent in.
You should have at least 3 agents to value your home. Don’t concern yourself if you decide you don’t want to use that estate agent for the actual sale, as you’re not committed to them.
To get the most balanced view, it is worth asking different types of estate agents for valuations. For example, a big high street chain, a small local one and an online one. And get them to bring paperwork on sold prices in the surrounding area.
- Contacting our conveyancer solicitors
Conveyancing is the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person or party to another. There are normally two stages to this: the first is the exchange of contracts, the point at which the terms of sale are agreed. The second is the completion, the point at which the legal title is transferred from one party to another.
The conveyancing process has stringent guidelines that must be adhered to in order to demonstrate the legal transfer of property. There are several steps that must be completed to secure the transaction. These are as follows:
- Initial paperwork and draft contract
- Preliminary enquiries by the buyer’s solicitor
- Arranging for a survey
- Approval of the draft contract
- Mortgage offer
- Exchange of contracts
- After exchange
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