When you are ready to sell your home it is time to make sure that everything is ship-shape and ready to show to potential buyers. ‘Kerb appeal’ is so important, you only get one chance for your home to make that all important first impression. Step back, really take a good look at your home as if you are the person buying it. Not only which features are particularly good but also what comes to mind that could be repaired or maybe freshened up, perhaps the front door could do with a lick of paint or the garden a little bit of TLC.
Have you considered that a small investment in decorating or improving parts of your home could add value?. We will make recommendations to you where we feel spending some money will either make your home more marketable or indeed raise the value to increase your profits.
The first thing to do is arrange a valuation through an estate agent. The best advice that we can offer here is that a good and accurate valuation isn’t always the highest. Any valuation that you have of your home should be backed up with strong comparable evidence such as all the prices achieved in recent sales of similar properties within the same locale. You should look to select an agent with whom you have a good rapport as you will be working together for some time. Your agent should also have strong local knowledge, and be well aware of the current trends in the local and national property market.
Whilst you can sell your home on your own it does come with risks attached. When you choose an estate agent, we bring with us years of experience as many of us have worked through recessions and other difficult markets. The experience gained from orchestrating hundreds of sales allows us to foresee any potential issues or pitfalls and to help you navigate your way to a completed sale. We are there to shoulder the burden of the conveyancing process and to bring all parties together in a diligent and professional manor.