Ask Away...: What You Need to Do When Selling a Property

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What You Need to Do When Selling a Property

If you are selling your home, you want to give yourself the best chance of a quick sale at the asking price. You also want to make sure that there is minimal hassle along the way. We have some top tips to help you out.


GETTING YOUR HOME READY FOR VIEWINGS

  • Put personal items away - The first thing you need to do is get rid of all personal items. Of course, you don’t need to throw them away, but make sure that they are out of sight. If the viewer sees family photographs splattered across the house, they will struggle to imagine it as their home.
  • Make small rooms appear bigger - If you have any rooms that are particularly small, there are different tricks you can use to make them appear bigger. For example, in a living room or bedroom, place a large mirror on the wall, as this will open up the space, making it look larger and more welcoming. Here are some great bathroom space saving tips.
  • Give your garden some TLC - Your garden is often the first thing people see when they approach your house. First impressions count, so make sure your garden is neat and tidy.
  • Get the professionals in - A professional deep-clean is money well spent. This will include all areas, including underneath the sofa, shower doors, and your oven. It will make a massive difference, breathing life into your home, and it is often a lot cheaper than people realise.
  • De-clutter - Don’t wait until the day you move out until you have a big clear-out; do it before you welcome your first viewer. Nothing looks worse than clutter!

IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO DO

  • Get pre-approved for your new mortgage - Don’t dive right in without knowing how much you can afford to spend on your new home, if you are indeed buying another property. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage is especially important if there have been changes to your financial situation.
  • Revisit your will - Selling a property may mean that you need to revisit your will, especially if this is not the only property you own. This is where estate planning services come in handy. You can ensure that your will is constructed properly and that everything is divided how you want it to be.
  • Try to coordinate closing dates - You could have a nightmare on your hands if you do not attempt to coordinate closing dates. It is advisable to choose a long closing, for instance, 60 days or more. This will give you enough time to move into somewhere new.
  • Re-direct your mail - Last but not least, it is important to re-direct your mail from your old property to your new one. You don’t want your buyers to get their hands on information such as your banking details. A re-direction service will give you enough time to officially change your address everywhere.

So there you have it; everything you need to do when selling your home, from getting the property ready for viewers to ensuring your mail comes to the right place!











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