According to recent news reports, the amount of time it takes to sell a house in on the rise. In a challenging property market, it can feel disheartening trying to secure a sale, but don’t panic! If you want to sell your house fast, these top tips from some of the country’s leading property experts will get your property sold in no time!
First impressions count
When preparing a property for sale, most people will think about how the inside of their home is presented, but it is surprising how many people forget the exterior of their property.
A large number of would-be buyers do a drive-by of a potential property before deciding whether to arrange a formal viewing. If you don’t ensure your property has impressive kerb appeal, you could be missing out on buyers before they even step foot into your home.
Choose the right agent
Your choice of estate agent could make or break your house sale.
The cost of moving house may mean that you are keen to select the estate agent that comes out cheapest, but the cheapest option isn’t the best option for you if it doesn’t result in a successful house sale.
Research estate agents thoroughly. Shortlist around three estate agencies, based on those that have successfully sold similar properties to yours in the local area. Invite these shortlisted agencies to give a formal valuation of your property and talk you through the service they offer.
Ultimately, your agent is going to be your representative to your potential buyers and will play an important role in managing the sale through to completion, so it’s important that you choose someone you feel will represent you well.
Be realistic about the price
Before you put your property on the market, you should be able to get a rough idea of the sort of level of offer you can expect to receive. Sold house price information, which is readily available online, offers a great starting point if you look for similar properties sold in your local area. Local estate agents should then be able to give you a comprehensive property valuation, based on similar properties that they have recently sold.
When it comes to receiving offers for your property, it is important to keep in mind that the highest offer is not necessarily the best offer. With more than one in three property sales currently falling through before completion, how proceedable a buyer is is of vital importance. A chain-free, proceedable buyer who can complete in a timely manner is likely to be a better option than a buyer who can afford to pay a few thousand more but who is at the mercy of a lengthy and unpredictable property chain, or who has yet to find a buyer for their own property.
Follow these few simple tips, and you should be well on your way to a quick, hassle-free and successful house sale.
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