Selling a property is hard work. There’s so much more to it than what meets the eye. You may simply think that you’ll put it on the market and then when someone wants to buy it they do. Nope, unfortunately that’s not the case. There’s so many legal documents and extra fees to think about, so if you’re in a bit of a kerfuffle about selling your home, here’s your ultimate checklist to follow so that you can sell your home as drama free as possible.
Get the deposit ready
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when selling their home is not getting the deposit for their next property ready in advance. While you might be thinking to yourself that once your home is sold you will have all of this expendable cash, can you really find a new home fast enough before the next owners of your home get the keys? Moving home is also a very expensive time due to other costs, so making sure you have a deposit for your new home ready will help take a massive strain out of your lives.
Sort out the mind-boggling paperwork
As mentioned above, moving home requires you to sign and understand a buttload of paperwork, and this can quickly become confusing. Consider hiring a conveyancing company to help take care of the before, during, and after paperwork for your sale. It will take a huge chunk of stress and worry off your back and allow you to concentrate on other important things to do with the sale.
Choose your asking price
Many people have no idea what their home is actually worth, and now is a better time than any to get your house valued by an estate agent. While their suggestion for how much you should put it on the market for is very valid, it is only a suggestion. If you feel like your home is worth more then it’s time to sit down and talk about how much you want to sell your home for. Remember that many buyers will often try to wiggle down the price, so setting it a bit higher won’t do any harm anyway.
Prepare your home so that viewers fall in love with it
While you may like the way that your home is decor wise, others may not. A great way to sell your home is by having neutral colours throughout so that viewers can look at your home like a blank canvas and begin imagining what they’d like to do with the property. Obviously, if you’ve spent a lot of money on interior design then leave it as it is, but if you’re able to freshen up a few rooms with a lick of magnolia, it will certainly help you sell your home.
Finally, adding curb appeal to your home will give off an immediate good first impression. Spend some time making the exterior of your home welcoming and the rest will speak for itself! Good luck in selling your home!