As a trusted estate agent with years of experience in the local property market, we understand that selling your home can be a daunting task. That's why we've put together a simple, 6-step guide to help you navigate the process with ease.
Step 1: Determine Your Home’s Value
Setting the right price for your property is crucial to a successful sale.
Many homeowners start by using online valuation tools on the portals, which can provide a fair indication of the current market value of your home based on recent sales in the area.
However, these tools are computer-generated valuations and cannot consider such things as your décor, any improvements you have made, or which side of the street you are on (for example one side of your street might have North facing gardens with no views and the other South facing with open views).
We recommend inviting two or three high street estate agents to provide a more accurate valuation. Be sure to ask each estate agent how they arrived at their valuation, and don't be swayed by an agent who promises an unrealistically high price.
Step 2: Choose the Right Local Estate Agent
When choosing an estate agent, it's important to consider your needs and preferences. If you're short on time and prefer a more hands-off approach, a traditional high street agency may be the best choice. They will take care of marketing your home and screen viewings (to reduce time wasters) on your behalf. However, if you're comfortable doing some of the work yourself, an online estate agent may be a more affordable option. However, keep in mind that online agents often require payment regardless of whether your property sells or not.
Step 3: Get Your Home Market-Ready
Before putting your home on the market, it's important to ensure that it's in the best possible condition. This means decluttering, depersonalising, and making any necessary repairs or improvements. If you need any guidance on that, do pick up the phone.
Step 4: Market Your Property
Marketing is key to attracting potential buyers for your home, so it's important to make sure your property is visible across all relevant channels. Your agent should take care of this for you, but it's worth asking them about their marketing strategy to ensure it aligns with your expectations.
Step 5: Conduct Viewings
Once your property is on the market, you'll need to conduct viewings for potential buyers. Either the estate agent will take care of this on your behalf, or you can do them yourself. Make sure to prepare your home for viewing and be ready to answer any questions potential buyers may have.
Step 6: Negotiate the Sale
Once you've received an offer on your property, it's time to negotiate the sale. Your agent will handle this on your behalf, but it's important to be clear about your expectations and preferences. Remember, the goal is to achieve a fair price for your property that satisfies both you and the buyer.
If you're thinking of selling your home, why not take advantage of our free valuation service?
Our expert team can provide you with an accurate assessment of your property's value and guide you through the selling process from start to finish.
Contact us today to book your no-obligation free valuation and take the first step towards a successful house move.