Preparing to sell your property in March
Spring is known for being a popular season to market your home. If you are thinking of selling, here are some things to think about before that sale sign goes up!
Tidy your home
Before inviting any agents to appraise your home, you should try to get it looking its best – you want to get the highest price.
Have a good clean and tidy away any clutter.
You might also consider giving the walls a fresh coat of paint, avoid any big renovations prior to selling. You might find you won’t get the money back if you've spent on a new bathroom.
Remember to give the outside some TLC too. Now the worst parts of winter are over, you should prune, weed and tidy any green space. You want buyers to picture the good times they could have in your garden.
Now your home is looking its best, you should get an idea of what your home is worth. Have a look at local, similar properties that are selling.
It’s time to instruct some agents to value your home. Make sure you choose an agent who gives you a realistic price, not one who has inflated it to get you on their books.
Once you have chosen your agent, make sure you understand their contract before you sign anything.
Solicitor and conveyancer
Once your home is on the market you need to be prepared to start the sale process. You need to arrange for a solicitor and conveyancer to handle the legal stuff, you’ll be in a better position to deal with offers if you get this organised quickly.
With your legal representation sorted, you will have time to fill out all the forms and you’ll be ready when you want to accept an offer. The quicker you go from offer to exchange the less chance you have of something going wrong, like a sale falling through.
If you are thinking of selling your home this spring, get in touch with us here to arrange a market appraisal of your home.