If you have never sold a property before, you have probably heard all kinds of horror stories about how difficult it can be. From getting a much lower value than you anticipated for your home, to a buyer pulling out at the last minute, it’s no surprise that so many of us find the idea of the selling process quite intimidating. Sure, sometimes it genuinely can be very stressful, to the point that some people have packed in the whole thing altogether. But don’t base your decision on whether to sell or not on the experiences of others. Chances are, a lot of the most stressful sales are made by people who are inexperienced and uneducated in the property market, which leads them to making inevitable mistakes. Play your cards right, and there’s no reason why you can’t have a smooth and easy sale on your current house.
Hiring a conveyancer
Selling a house isn’t just about flogging it to a friend of a friend after one viewing, cash in hand. There are all sorts of legal procedures to go through with a LOT of money involved – after all, thanks to inflation, house prices are rising all the time. If you are completely new to the world of property, there’s a strong chance you might find a lot of this confusing. There is a lot of legal jargon involved and the second party might ask you to sign papers you don’t really understand. This is dangerous territory, so consider hiring someone from Conveyancing solicitors, Bannister Preston. Professionals like these will be able to guide you throughout the process, and you can put the legal issues firmly in their capable hands.
Getting the house ready for viewings
Planning an open house day, or simply had a lot of interest in your property? If you want to have any hope of successfully selling your home, you will need to make sure that it looks its very best when potential buyers come round. Of course, when you work full-time and have a family, this can be easier said than done. It can be hard to keep your home looking at its show-home best when you have to cook, clean and live around the viewings. So, if it takes the stress out of the situation for you, considering hiring a cleaner to come round once a week while the viewing process is ongoing. This means you don’t have to put in hours of cleaning on top of the rest of your everyday responsibilities, and it’s one less thing to worry about.
Don’t rush into anything…
…whether that is putting your home on the market or accepting an offer. You may feel the pressure to get everything sorted as soon as possible, and local estate agents may tell you that now is the best time to sell for whatever reason. But if you’re not sure, don’t rush the process. Spend some time looking at house prices in your area before you agree on an asking price, and if you feel that an offer you have been made is too low, don’t accept it simply to get the property off your plate. The housing market is constantly developing and a new buyer WILL come along, so bide your time.