What you need to know before selling your property

Selling your home is without a doubt a worrying time, but you can limit that stress with a little bit of research and forward planning. If you’re thinking about putting a house or flat on the market then check out these key points before selling your property.

Should I or shouldn’t I?

What’s the reason you want to sell in the first place? If it’s for more space, then you could weigh up the cost of an extension or attic conversion instead. In any case, it’s worth discussing this with your loved one first just to be sure.

What next?

If you decide that it’s a great time to sell then take the time to scan the market. Perhaps you haven’t found that dream home yet (don’t worry, you will), but many people rent for a while, which actually reduces the pressure to find something quickly!

Sometimes coming out of the housing chain can actually benefit you in the long run. Why? Because you could be seen as a more attractive buyer as you’ll be able to complete a sale in quick time.

Choose your estate agent wisely

In this day and age, there are many ways to sell your home. You can go to a high street shop and talk to someone face-to-face, use an online agent, or even do it yourself!

If you’re going to go with a more traditional option, then set up a meeting and make sure the agent is as passionate as you are. Of course, selling it yourself can save you money but also add to an already stressful period – so be careful!

Don’t forget the prep!

It may take a lick of paint here and there to freshen your home up. It’s evident that first impressions really do count. So, take the time to de-clutter and give your home a good clean. In the long run, it could save a lot of time and mean you get a better sale price.