How to sell your home: everything you need to know

selling your home

We know a thing or two about selling homes. In fact, we’ve made it our business. Moving into a new home – and all the parts associated with that – is widely recognised as one of the most stressful life events, but fear not. We’re here to make it as smooth a process as possible.

It’s not just all about finding the dream new home – you’ll need to find a buyer for your house too. We’ve put together a guide to selling your home, so you can be booking your moving van before you know it!

Ask yourself some important questions

If you’re currently considering whether or not to sell your home, it’s good to ask yourself some important questions.

Is the speed of sale more important than the price, or are they both priorities?

Is your home in the best condition it can be? Think about whether there are any cosmetic improvements or repairs your home could benefit from.

When will you be available for viewings? It’s worth thinking about your schedule, as the process of selling a house can be time-consuming. Don’t worry though, our experienced team will guide you through the process and give you clear ideas of time frames.

Get your home sale ready

Selling your home is the perfect excuse to book a deep clean or finally redecorate that tired spare room. It doesn’t need to be excessive – there are plenty of simple and cost-effective ways to refresh your home and give it a lift.

It goes without saying, but it’s always best to make sure your home is clean, clutter free, and inviting for any viewings. That trick where you bake a loaf of bread to make your home smell delicious? It’s a classic for a reason! (And when you have more loaves of bread than you can eat, there are plenty of other ways to make your home smell good enough to eat.)

It’s worth remembering that potential buyers may wish to see the garden or inside the loft, so make sure the agent can easily access these spaces.

Consider the exteriors, too. Give the garden a tidy up, prune those hedges, and consider your kerb appeal. The front of your house is the first thing prospective buyers will see, and first impressions are everything. Any improvements – from moving your bins to the back of the property to a new coat of paint – will help to get you off on the right foot.

Work with a property agent you trust

Buying and selling a home is the biggest financial transaction most people ever undertake, so it’s important to instruct a property agent you trust. By employing a methodical, considered and tailored approach to all aspects of selling your home, we connect you to the best buyer… and get you the right price!

Our experienced and dedicated team will be here for you, every step of the way, so you can rest assured your sale is in good hands.

Request a valuation

We carry out more than just valuations. Our market appraisals take a comprehensive look at local prices, comparable property data, market trends, and every last detail of the information you provide, to help us implement an effective strategy to suit your goals. Book your valuation today to get started.

Understand your finances

When you sell your home, you’ll need enough money to pay off the remainder of your mortgage (if you have one). It’s a good idea to speak to your lender or mortgage broker to find out how much you owe, as well as whether there are any penalties for early repayment.

You may also need to factor in the following costs:

  • • Any other outstanding debts secured against the property
  • • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) fees (unless your property is exempt or you already have a valid certificate)
  • • Estate agent and legal fees
  • • Land registry fees
  • • Removal costs
  • • Capital gains tax (applicable if the property is not your primary residence or has a lot of land)
  • • The cost of any essential home repairs or improvements

Speak to our experienced team about selling your home

To book your valuation or ask any questions you might have about selling your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today on 01202 800571.