Instruct a solicitor

Once you’ve decided to sell and have settled on your agent and selling price, it’s a good time to instruct your solicitor. People are often tempted to wait until further into the sales process to do this but by being prepared, you can speed up the sale of your property once the buyer has had their offer accepted.

One of the main reasons property sales take so long to get through (and even sometimes fall through completely) is due to the sheer amount of paperwork involved. Few sellers realise that if you have a solicitor in place before a sale is agreed, you’ll be more likely to have the paperwork ready to get the property through to exchange of contracts and finally, completion. 

Your agent should be able to give you recommendations for solicitors they work with regularly. A good agent will also instruct you on the necessary paperwork to gather early in the sales process.

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