F YOU are considering selling your property but are worried that now is not a good time to sell, think again! The demand for property is stronger than ever, and there’s a long list of serious buyers currently looking, eager to move in the New Year.
So get ahead of the game, beat the New Year rush and talk to The Frost Partnership. If you get everything in place now you’ll have a head start on the rest of the market. Even over the Christmas period, house hunters are actively looking. Last year on Christmas Day, Rightmove received over 1 million visits to their site and over 2.2 million visits on New Year’s Day, so now’s the time to get ready for January sales.
Firstly you’ll need an accurate appraisal of what your property is worth, considering current market conditions and key local factors such as parking, local amenities and transport links.We can also advise on the competition and which sector of the market you’ll be targeting.
It’s a good idea to appoint an NAEA agent you can trust to advise you on marketing your property.
They will prepare particulars with quality photographs, floor plans and a virtual tour.
Consider which fixtures and fittings to include in the sale and assemble any useful information for your agent such as council tax details, utility, buildings and contents insurance bills and service charges.
Deciding to sell your home may be the biggest decision you will ever make. By using the services of professionals with expert knowledge and legal protection, you minimise the risks involved, potentially saving both time and money.
Once you know the current market value of your home you can assess your finances and what you can afford to buy. If you require finance, seek independent mortgage advice for what is currently available. It’s a good idea to calculate all of the costs involved in moving, including mortgage fees, stamp duty and furniture removal costs, and factor these into your financial equations.
The financial and legal aspects of moving have become increasingly complex so if you’re looking to sell in the New Year it’s a good idea to start planning now.
We can introduce you to trusted financial advisers and solicitors to offer advice when you need it.
For a FREE, no obligation market appraisal just call your local Frost Partnership office.