Things to consider before putting your home on the market Things to consider before putting your home on the market

Things to consider before putting your home on the market

If you have made the decision to sell your home, chances are you will want to do it as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

No. 2985 from our magazine|2 min read| Published in Magazine on 24 January 2023 by our Marketing Team

You probably have so many happy memories from each and every room in your house, yet already you are beginning to see your home in a different light. It’s important to look at your home as a house subjectively and see what you can do to get it sold.
 
Combined with this you need to be organised; you don’t want to be delayed – don’t neglect that silly little thing you forgot to do which delays everything by weeks! So here is a checklist which you can use as a reminder and a few other things to consider which will help you achieve the best possible price for your home.
 
Check out the competition
Look at what other houses in your area are selling for. View online the most recently sold properties in your postcode to give you a good idea of an asking price.
  
Declutter
Everyone has their own unique way of living whether it’s sitting by the fire and knitting or collecting unusual beers. Start decluttering by packing them away now and creating space. An emptier kitchen worktop will make the entire space look bigger and more appealing to potential buyers.
 
Clean
Have a good clean up, everything from the fireplace to kitchen tiles and carpets. It all helps make your home more sellable.
 
Repairs
Are there any small repairs that need doing or scuff marks that need a touch of paint? Perhaps you have some paint left over in your shed. It won’t cost you much, but it will make your home look better and become more resistant to silly offers!
  
The garden
Don’t forget the garden and the front of the house. Are there any bushes or trees that need trimming? Are the windows clean, has the grass been cut? The first thing your buyers will see is the front of the house and first impressions last.
 
Make an entrance
As you enter your home through the front door look at what will greet potential buyers. A nice, presentable, clean and in good condition hall or room or porch will welcome new owners, not just viewers.
 
Paperwork
You don’t want to be delayed waiting for a gas safety certificate, or any other paperwork – perhaps from building control for any structural work you had carried out. Make sure you have any paperwork ready for your potential buyers to keep things moving forward smoothly.
 
Solicitor
Don’t give your solicitors any excuses to delay you! Call them and double-check if there is anything you need in terms of conveyancing and paperwork to get the ball rolling.
 
Photography/video tours
Check out your home’s profile once it goes live, and check the pictures for accuracy. Once you have done all this your house should look as pretty as a picture and you will soon be on the move for the right price.
 
Do you want to enjoy a seamless and swift house move? Contact us.

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

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