Getting ready now for an autumn sale
THE recent spate of sunny weather may make it feel like autumn is a long way off but the reality is, it is just around the corner and, if you want to sell your home, now is the time to star t getting your affairs in order.
First and foremost, get all your paperwork in order – this will alleviate any potentially costly delays further down the line.
Appointing a reputable solicitor who knows the area well is also recommended. Choose an agent you like and trust. Selling your home is a hugely personal, emotive and, at times, stressful process. From the outset, you need to be able to depend upon the person who you are entrusting with your biggest asset, there is no substitute for knowledge and experience.
In order to reach the widest number of potential buyers, choose an agent with an extensive branch network and one which taps into the London market.
Be realistic on price and prepared to take on board the advice of your agent. Pricing has always been, and still remains, the key component to selling success.
Buyers have a lot of information at their disposal and won’t be prepared to even view a property if it is perceived to be too expensive or not appealing.
Presentation, if negative, can be the difference between someone prepared to view or not. With first viewings likely to be conducted online, it is vital that care and attention is taken in producing high quality photographs and a clear readable floorplan to entice interest to book a visit – buyers can easily dismiss a property on a poor first impression.
Selling and buying property is complex and can be problematic. Get the essential practicalities right and it will help smooth the overall process, making it as easy as possible.