Our 10-step guide to selling your home

Monday 12th December 2016

Our 10-step guide to selling your home

If you’re planning on selling your home in the next few months, our handy 10-step guide will help you stay on top of the process at every stage. Keep reading to find out more.

1. Get a valuation

The first step in selling your home is getting an accurate valuation. To get a good idea of an achievable sale price, ask a few local agents to have a look round your property.

2. Find a good estate agent

Once you have a valuation you’re happy with, it’s time to instruct an estate agent. In general, it’s a good idea to go for an agent with knowledge of the local market and experience in the area. Make sure you ask your chosen agent about their fees and charges before you make any commitments.

3. Have a spring clean

Nothing puts potential buyers off more than a dirty, cluttered house. Before you begin showing buyers round, give your property a thorough spring clean, leaving the rooms as clean, tidy and attractive as possible.

4. Spruce up the curb appeal

Curb appeal is incredibly important when trying to sell your home. Giving your front door a new lick of paint, your front garden a little TLC and ensuring your property’s exterior is in good condition will all add to its appeal.

5. Resolve outstanding maintenance issues

If your property is suffering from any on going maintenance issues, now’s the time to get them sorted. If you don’t have time to fix larger problems, get a few quotes from local workmen so your potential buyers have a good idea of what they’re letting themselves in for.

6. Find a solicitor

A solicitor is an essential part of the home buying process. Find a conveyancing solicitor in your area to ensure they’re familiar with the local market.

7. Arrange viewings

Once your house is in order and you’ve got a solicitor on standby, it’s time to start showing your home to potential buyers.

8. Accept an offer

Hopefully, it won’t take too long for an offer to materialise. When you get an offer you’re happy with, you can accept it and begin the next stage of the process.

9. Complete the paperwork

After you accept an offer, you’ll need to fill in your paper work. This will include draft contracts, questionnaires and other relevant documents. Once this is done, and the buyer has done their admin, it will be time to exchange contracts and complete the selling process.

10. Move out 

Once you’ve completed and the money is in your bank account, it’s time to move out, hand over your keys and move on to your next home.

For more help and advice on selling your home, or if you’d like to arrange a valuation, contact a member of our team today. 

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