1. Re-decorate to increase sale potential,
2. Make any necessary repair
3. Ensure your home is cleaned thoroughly
4. Hire an estate agent, shop around to find someone who is most suitable. Arrange fees.
5. Arrange for valuations
6. House is put on the market
7. Organise viewings and arrange for estate agent to show prospective buyers around (if required)
8. Receive offers
9. Accept offer
10. Organise conveyancing/ transfer of ownership
11. Find out costs of a failed sale and prepare funds just incase. Exchange contracts and set a completion date.
The most important part of selling the home is getting the price you want for it.
Get the ideal start by ensuring it looks it’s best as soon as it goes on the market. Do any re-decorating or DIY necessary straight away.
Make sure you pick the right estate agent, shop around and check who is selling neighbouring homes. Ensure you can afford the fees.
Most agents offer a valuation service, but if the outcome is not what you wanted, make sure you get a second opinion. Many house builders also offer a free valuation service if you buy one of their new builds.
Once viewings begin, you should start getting offers. Accept the one you feel is most suitable, then work with the buyer to arrange the transfer of ownership, contracts, the completion date and exchanging of keys.
Important note: Remember to make sure you’re prepared in case the sale falls through as this can end up being expensive for the selling party.