If you’re planning on selling your home, you have a lot to consider before you go ahead. This guide is going to point out a few of the most important things you need to think about, so you can be sure you’re ready:
Should You Really Sell?
In some cases, it might be better for you to stay where you are. For example, if you’re moving to get more space, it might be more beneficial for you to have an extension instead. You could add some space on or even dig out your basement – whatever works for you. Moving costs a lot of money so you might save a substantial amount by simply adding space on to your home. Also, depending on house prices, you might not be able to afford one bigger than you’re already in anyway. So it would be much better for you to add space on, when you think about it!
Who Will Sell the Property?
There are a few different ways you can sell your property. You can either go about it yourself, pick an online estate agent, or a regular estate agent. Choosing an estate agent isn’t easy, so make sure you’re ready to pick the best one for you by doing a ton of research.
What Price Will You Put it Up for?
This is probably the hardest decision you’ll make when selling your home. You’ll need to do lots of research on the current state of the market, and have your house valued by professionals. You may want to use a couple to get an idea of your asking price. Don’t always go for the highest valuation, but remember to add around 10% on to what you’re prepared to accept. People will always try to reduce the cost and haggle you down.
Is Your Home Ready to Be Viewed?
There are so many ways you can get your home ready to be viewed by buyers. Don’t just leave it as it is and hope for the best. Putting a little bit of effort in at this stage can actually get you a higher offer! Get rid of any bad odours, and ‘stage’ your home to make it look better. De-clutter, and make it look more neutral with light paint. This helps people to imagine what they’ll do with it when they move in. You can even do things like bake bread; it gives people a ‘homely’ feeling!
Solicitor or Conveyancer?
You’ll need to look for a suitable solicitor or conveyancer when selling your home. You can start by looking at conveyancing solicitors and seeing what they can offer you. You might like to ask for advice from people who have sold their home to help you.
There’s so much more to think about when selling your property; this is just the beginning! However, if you choose suitable companies and services to help you, it shouldn’t be too difficult at all. The more you consider the things in this guide and take appropriate action, the sooner you’ll sell your home! Good luck!