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Hunters Folkestone Seller’s Guide

The most important thing for property sellers is that they get the best price. Here at Hunters Folkestone Estate agents we draw on our collective decades-worth of experience plus local market knowledge to ensure that our clients are best served in this regard.

To begin, we’ve put together this guide for sellers, which will help you get both yourself and your property organised for the process of selling.

Preparing For Sale

There are many things that you can do to try and ensure that you achieve a quick sale at the right price – the ideal scenario.

Begin by preparing your property for viewings. Ensure that you are giving a great first impression, which means, first and foremost, to tidy up the exterior as much as possible. Potential buyers will notice if there are any cracks in the walls or damaged flagstones on the pathways or drive – so get these patched up. Give the walls, doors and window frames a lick of paint, and trim the hedges and weed the garden if need be.

Inside your property, de-clutter as much as possible. If you can get rid of any larger pieces of furniture in advance – like beds or wardrobes – then do so. The more space you can create, the larger your property will feel, and the more potential buyers will be able to envisage their own belongings in the space.

Provide your estate agent with all relevant information concerning the costs of living in the property, such as bills and council tax. Buyers will want to know these things as it will then determine whether the property falls within their budget, and thus if they are in a position to make an offer or not. This helps to speed up the process.

Setting The Right Price

Working out the value of your property will require you to do some research into similar properties already on the market. We will of course help you do this here at Hunters Folkestone Estate Agents, but, for your immediate convenience, we have collated the average property prices in the Folkestone area for you below.

Property Prices in Folkestone

Currently, the average value given on all properties in Folkestone over the past 12 months stands at £223,218 (down -0.48%).

By category, the average values of houses in Folkestone break down as follows:

Detached

£367,102 (up 0.38%)

Semi-detached

£236,261 (down -1.00%)

Terraced

£181,148 (down -0.84%)

Flats

£149,320 (up 1.45%)

Contracts And Conveyancers

There are numerous legalities involved with selling a property, which makes it highly advisable that you seek out the employment of a licensed conveyancer who will take care of these things on your behalf.

Don’t just settle for the first conveyancer that you find, however. Do some research and solicit a few quotes – at least three – to ensure that you are getting the best price. If you can, it’s also highly advisable that you negotiate a no-deal/no-fee contract to ensure that you don’t end up paying for a service should the deal fall through before completion.

Your conveyancer, once appointed, will normally get you to fill out an extensive questionnaire concerning your property, and you will be legally required to give truthful answers. Typical questions will concern the boundaries of your property, whether you’ve ever experienced a break in, and if you have ever been involved in a dispute or disputes with your neighbours. You will also need to detail exactly which fixtures and fittings are included in the price of your property.

Contracts will be exchanged when a deal is struck, with a completion date typically set two weeks later, giving you time to organise removals etc. When the money is in the bank, the conveyancer will make contact with the agent, who will then hand over the keys to the new owners.

Contact us

Hunters Folkestone
93-95 Sandgate Road,
Folkestone,
Kent,
CT20 2BQ
Sales: 01303 210335
Email: [email protected]

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