Are you looking to up your roots? Or maybe you have just got married and are ready to look for your future family home? Whatever the reason may be, there might be a time in our lives when we need to sell our house. It’s often a process best dealt with swiftly to cut down on stress and any unwanted bills. So how should you go about selling your house quickly? Here are my top tips.
Work Out Your Finances
If your finances are all in order, selling your house should run very smoothly. Let your mortgage provider know that you intend to put your property on the market. They will tell you how much you have left to pay off. More importantly, they will let you know whether you need to pay any penalties for getting out of it early. Even if you don’t have a property to buy just yet, it’s also a good idea to speak to experts about your next mortgage. This will give you an idea of how much you should be aiming to sell your current house for.
Improve Its Value
Potential buyers will want to view your home. No one will want to buy it if it appears messy or needs a lot of maintenance. Before all your viewings, have a clean up to give a good first impression. If there are any niggling little DIY jobs that you have meant to sort out for a while, finish them before any viewings. The better your home looks, the more it will appeal to those viewing it. This almost certainly guarantees a quicker sell.
Decide How Much To Sell For
Before you put your home on the market, you will have to think about Estate Agents. Your chosen agent will want to look round your house. This is so they can value it correctly. They will base their estimation on the current property market in your local area, the size of your house, and its condition. You don’t have to accept their decision. Keep in mind that buyers often try to negotiate on the price, so you could end up with 5-10% less than the asking price you do decide on. Let your agent know you are keen for a quick sell. They can tell you which price would easily sell.
Hire a Solicitor Straight Away
You will need a legal expert to carry out most of the paperwork. It is best not to wait until you have found a buyer. Instead, talk to a solicitor so they can prepare themselves for when a sale is about to happen. Usually, solicitors are the main hold-ups in property sales, so give yours plenty of warning! Your estate agent will probably suggest a legal firm who they regularly work with. However, don’t feel you have to go with this company. You can always shop around for a more competitive price.
Hopefully, these four steps will help you sell your house with no problems at all. Now all you need to do is start searching for your dream property!