5 essential secrets for selling your property

12th February 2019

Selling your property is a big task even for the seasoned pro, but with forward planning and preparation, plus plenty of helpful advice from your local estate agent, the process can be made a lot easier; leading to a quicker and smoother sale. Our expert team are here to help guide you through the entire process from start to finish ensuring it’s as stress-free as possible.

Here are the 5 essential secrets you need to know:

1. Find an estate agent you like and can trust

Selling your home is one of the biggest decisions of your life, so make sure you choose the best person to do it. You need to be able to have honest discussions with one another and build a relationship, so you feel comfortable enough to trust in their expert opinion. Ask friends and family for recommendations, we find that really helps and a lot of our own business comes from word of mouth and through referrals. We’re very happy to have a chat with you before you make a decision, just pop in to one of our offices to speak with a member of our friendly team.

2. Getting the price right

Price your home too low and you’ll miss out on money, yet price your house too high and you’ll miss out on offers. This, in turn, will leave your property on the market for longer than you wish. Consequently, once your property has been on the market for some time, people may begin to wonder whether there is something wrong with it. Take the advice of your agent, they are after all the experts in both the local area and also how the local market is currently performing.

3. It’s important to enhance your kerb appeal

First impressions matter and you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Remember you’ve got to attract and bring people into your property, so consider what the outside of your property looks like to people driving up for the first time. Revamp your front door, add a security light, plant some flowers and declutter any exterior porches and entrance hallway.

4. Depersonalise and declutter

While a house should feel homely, you need to allow the potential buyer to imagine his or her own family in the property. Clear away any unnecessary items on display that might take up space and have a good clear out of all your cupboards, drawers and loft space – this will also help you save time when it comes to packing up for your move.

5. Ensure your kitchen and bathrooms are looking tip top

Typically, these are the rooms that buyers want to see the most, so ideally, they shouldn’t look as if they need a huge renovation or a lot of money needed to be spent on them. If you do decide to update these rooms before selling, then remember that neutral colours always work best and always renovate up to the worth of your home. There is no point installing a bathroom for £30,000 if your house is only worth £200,000.

Selling and buying houses is a very personal journey but with a little research and the right agent, hopefully you’ll be on your way to making that property dream, a reality. If you are thinking of selling and have any questions, we are very happy to help.  

Contact your local branch today or call 01903 213 111 to speak with one of our friendly team.

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