DIY checklist for selling your home DIY checklist for selling your home

DIY checklist for selling your home

Published in Magazine on 9 February 2022 by our Marketing Team

 
Selling your home involves an overwhelming list of decisions to make and jobs to tackle.

 
We find it helps to break things down step-by-step, so we created this simple six-point checklist to get you started.
 
Organise your finances
Assuming you have ruled out adapting your existing home, it’s time to decide how to manage your money going forward. Factor in your remaining mortgage and whether you’ll incur any charges for paying it off early.
 
Speak to an advisor to see how much you’ll be able to borrow if you need a new mortgage.
 
Don’t forget to estimate extra costs associated with moving, such as legal fees, stamp duty, and hiring a removal company. This will give you a better idea of what you can afford.
 
Get your home valued
Of course, the amount you can pay for your new home will depend on the sale value of your current property. Even if you’ve had a valuation recently, chances are the market has already changed. Hint: we can help with this!
 
Choose your team
When you invite a few estate agents to value your home, take the opportunity to ask questions to decide who’s the best fit for you.
 
After picking an agent, you’ll also need to engage the services of a conveyancer or solicitor to attend to legal matters.
 
Welcome viewers
Before your home goes live, declutter, clean, and fix any glaring issues that might put off buyers.
 
Consider having your home professionally staged to help viewers understand the lifestyle on offer as soon as they walk through the door.
 
Deal with paperwork
Keep on top of any paperwork your conveyancer or solicitor sends your way to speed up the sale. You’ll also need to work with them to draft a contract with the buyer and plan the exchange.
 
Prepare to move
Once you have exchanged contracts, your moving date should be in sight. This is the perfect time to book a slot with a moving company and request time off work if necessary.
 
You can also inform your utility suppliers about your upcoming departure and put arrangements in place for a smooth transition to your new home.
 
If you’re ready to book a valuation or discuss your moving plan, contact us below.

This article was originally published by BriefYourMarket and is reproduced here with their permission.

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