Hun­ters’ top tips to sell your home with ease

Harefield Gazette - - UXBRIDGE PROPERTY -

SELLING your home can of­ten feel like an over­whelm­ing and com­plex pro­ject, but it doesn’t need to be.The prop­erty ex­perts at Hun­ters have given us these sim­ple steps to help­ing you have a smooth and straight­for­ward sales process:

Get your home val­ued

An ac­cu­rate val­u­a­tion is key when it comes to selling your house, as you want to make sure that you get the best pos­si­ble price for it. It is a good idea to get more than one val­u­a­tion so you can de­cide on the best pos­si­ble price.

The ma­jor­ity of es­tate agents of­fer val­u­a­tions and you can also look on sites such as Zoopla and Right­move to see how much sim­i­lar lo­cal prop­er­ties have re­cently sold for. It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that the price your prop­erty sells for may not be as much as the orig­i­nal ask­ing price.

Present your prop­erty

First im­pres­sions re­ally count. That’s not to say you need to to­tally re­fur­bish your en­tire home, but the pre­sen­ta­tion of your home can make all the dif­fer­ence when it comes to mak­ing that sale.

If there any out­stand­ing DIY jobs you have planned on do­ing, then now is the time to get them done. Give any walls a fresh coat of paint where needed, and tidy away any clut­ter to make your home feel clean and spa­cious.

Mar­ket well

To give your prop­erty the best chance of suc­cess when it comes to view­ings, it needs to be mar­keted well. Make sure all pho­to­graphs taken are pro­fes­sion­ally done and have a clear floor plan drawn up of the dif­fer­ent lev­els in your home.

Online and off­line brochures with high qual­ity pic­tures and lots of in­for­ma­tion should be ready as soon as the prop­erty is put on the mar­ket, as buy­ers will want to see the most re­al­is­tic idea of what they will be view­ing.

En­cour­age view­ings

There is noth­ing more frus­trat­ing than want­ing to view a house but find­ing out the time doesn’t suit the ven­dors.Try and ac­com­mo­date as many view­ings as pos­si­ble, so that your prop­erty is vis­i­ble to those in­ter­ested.

Con­sider hold­ing an open day, as this is a great way for many po­ten­tial buy­ers to view your house all at one time, and boosts the chances of it be­ing snapped up at the ask­ing value.

Wait for of­fers

Once an of­fer has been made on your prop­erty, your es­tate agent will let you know.You will hear ev­ery of­fer that has been made; even if it is for an amount you are un­likely to ac­cept. Your es­tate agent will give you ad­vice on whether the of­fer made is a good one when both the val­u­a­tion and ask­ing price are taken into con­sid­er­a­tion, but at the end of the day, the fi­nal de­ci­sion is yours.

So­lic­i­tors

Once you have ac­cepted an of­fer, your es­tate agent will con­tact both so­lic­i­tors and re­quest that a draft con­tract is drawn up.You do not legally have to take the prop­erty off the mar­ket dur­ing the process but the buyer may ask you to.Your so­lic­i­tor should then deal with all the le­gal work and will re­lease de­tails of the deeds to the buyer’s so­lic­i­tor and fi­nalise the con­tract and a com­ple­tion date with the other party.

Com­ple­tion

Once the house sur­vey has been done and the fi­nal de­tails have been agreed, you will ex­change con­tracts with the buyer, so that the sale be­comes legally bind­ing be­tween you both. Fol­low­ing this, a com­ple­tion date for the funds will be agreed.

Once you have ex­changed con­tracts and com­pleted, the only thing left to do is move out. If you don’t have a new house lined up, then try and rent one in be­tween, as this will take the pres­sure off you as you house hunt.

If you are think­ing of selling or let­ting your home, for a free, no obli­ga­tion val­u­a­tion please con­tact ei­ther: Hun­ters Hayes - email hayes@ hunter­snet.co.uk or call 0208 848 0978 or Hun­ters Hilling­don - email Hilling­don@hunter­snet.co.uk or call 01895 235796.

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