Once you have had your Home Report carried out and you’ve signed a contract with an estate agent, you will need to prepare your property ready for viewings to give your house the best chance of selling for the best possible price. First impressions count so put yourself in the buyers’ shoes and think about how you can enhance your property’s appeal.
Consider the property’s ‘kerb appeal’ as this is the first thing potential buyers will see before they even get past the front door. Here are some things to consider:
The inside of the property needs to be viewed with a keen eye too:
You’ve done your viewings and received an offer, be prepared to negotiate. It is important to remember that you don’t always have to sell to the highest bidder. There could be potential buyers in a better position to move quickly, even if it means a slightly lower price for your property. Have a think about the following:
If you are purchasing from a developer of new builds, there is a possibility they might offer a part exchange to buy your property from you.
Once you have accepted an offer on your property, you will likely be asked to take it off the market. It’s your decision, but if you do, ensure you tell the selling agent that if the sale has not progressed after a couple of weeks you’ll want it back on the market.
If you need any help or advice with buying/selling or to have a Home Report carried out, do not hesitate to give our friendly team a call on 0131 608 0175 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org