Essential Steps When Selling Your Home

11th September 2019 posted in Sellers

Selling your home is a daunting prospect, and if this is the first time you are selling your home, you may be worried about the challenge. However, when you think about the countless number of people who have sold their home, there is no reason why you cannot. Also, we are here to assist you.

We are delighted to say we have helped many homeowners sell their property successfully. We know the sales process very well, and here are some essential steps when selling your home.

Make the decision and commit to the move

Selling your home is a big step, and you must make sure you are ready for the move. Consider the reasons you wish to sell, do the sums of the move and commit to a decision. If now is not the right time for you and your loved ones to move, that’s okay. However, if it time to sell and move on, make sure you are fully committed to the process.

Decide how you will sell your property

At this point, it is best to get help from an expert, and you need to decide which agent is best for your needs. The cost of an agent’s services is a factor to consider, but don’t forget that a low price is often very different from value for money.

The importance of selling your home means you need assistance from a skilled and experienced professional who knows the local area. You want to hire the services of an agent who knows the local market, who has experience in selling homes like yours, and who offers friendly and dependable service.

Get your admin in order

There is a lot of paperwork and administrative tasks associated with selling your home, but this is where support from a skilled estate agent makes a massive difference. Did you know you are legally required to have an Energy Performance Certificate, an EPC, before you list your home?

As it is a legal requirement in selling your home, it is an essential document, but it will help you sell your home. The EPC report highlights ways you can positively impact your energy performance at home, and if you make these changes, you can add value to your property. You can also make your home more appealing to buyers.

Prepare your home for viewings

While your estate agent will do a lot of work on your behalf when selling your property, there is a lot of work you must do. One of the most critical steps in the sales process is preparing your home for viewings. Cleaning and decluttering your home is the start of the sales process, but to make the best impression, you should go further.

There is no need to overhaul your home, but carry out minor repairs and give the home a fresh coat of paint. Choose neutral colours and decorate with the average buyer in mind, but you’ll find freshening up the house and creating more space has a considerable impact on the home.

If you follow these steps, you should move on to receiving offers, concluding the deal and preparing for the move. While the end stage is the exciting step, you can speed up the process by following the initial steps as best you can.

If you are planning on selling your home, you need to know what is happening in your market. You also need to have a property valuation to ensure you make informed decisions. If you would like to arrange a valuation for your York property, contact Hunters at Bishopthorpe Road in York, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you.