People have different reasons for selling, from disposing of an investment property to simply moving home. But are aim to get you the best price in the shortest time possible.
Prepare to sell
Once you have decided to sell up, think about what you want to include in the sale. Normally, fixtures and fittings such as fitted storage heaters are included in the price but other moveable things can be up for negotiation.
How much is your house worth?
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You need to get your home ready for viewings and give your house the best chance of selling. First impressions count so put yourself in the buyers' shoes and think about how you can enhance your property's draw.
We usually accompany the viewings, so you don’t need to be there. however sometimes the prospective buyer find it reassuring to meet the owner to answer any questions regarding the property.
You will need to employ either a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer as the process is very time consuming and complex. We can put you in touch with a conveyancer.
In England and Wales, Exchange of Contracts is the last stage of the legal process after which a buyer cannot pull out (without losing their deposit).
A date for completion is usually set for at least two weeks after the exchange date, giving you time to arrange removals. Your conveyancer will call your agent to tell them when the buyer's money has arrived so they can give the keys to the new owner.
Check the conveyancer's completion statement carefully - it should reflect the original quotation.
Preparing for moving day
Here are some tips to make moving day as smooth as possible:
Use a good removal firm - seek recommendations from friends or get removal quotes. Tip - Look for members of the British Association of Removers who operate a strict code of conduct.
If possible, try to stagger moving days so you don't have to do everything all in one day.