Our 7 tips for selling your home

June 24, 2024

Step-by-step guide to selling your home

Here is our step-by-step guide to selling your home.

Did you know August is the most popular month for selling a home? With the long bank holidays and lovely weather, it is the perfect time to move into a new property. Are you thinking of moving? Here is our step-by-step guide for selling your home:

We recommend using RICS Valuer for this as they will be able to provide the most accurate estimate of your property’s current value. They will need to visit the property to do this. Make sure you have tidied up those unfinished projects and the property is in good condition for the valuation. Once you have your valuation you will have an idea of what your budget will be for your new home.

you will need to know what your mortgage agreement is, if you are cancelling early then you may incur a fee for ending the agreement early. It is worth contacting your current lender to understand what your options are. This will help you budget for your property search.

Now one of the more daunting parts of the process, choosing the right estate agent. You will be selling one of your biggest assets and it is important to choose an estate agent that has a good approach to selling properties. We recommend choosing one that has recently sold properties in your local area, they will likely have a list of potential buyers looking for properties in your area. You will also need to factor in the fees that occur when using an estate agent to sell your property. You want to choose an estate agent you can trust and can help you decide on what the asking price will be. If you price your property too high you won’t generate viewings.

You have now got a valuation and chosen the estate agent to sell your home. Next, you need to prepare your home for viewings. This could be the decider of whether someone buys your home or not. The better your home looks, the more likely someone will buy it. To give your property its best chance make sure your front garden is tidied up, doors & windows are clean and declutter the inside of the property.

Estate Agents require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) when advertising properties for sale. These certificates provide information on how your property uses energy. You can find out what your EPC is here. If your property does not have one then this is something we can arrange for you.

Now your property is live, you will need to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf. They will administer the sale once an offer is made, and prepare the contracts and the Leasehold Information Pack. Your solicitor will require title deeds, building control certificates (if applicable), leasehold documents, and boiler service history.

Once you have all the above in place, you will just need to await an offer and begin searching for your new home. Moving can be daunting, if you follow our step-by-step guide then you should have everything you need to make it a smooth process.

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