Is there an easy way to sell your home?
It can't be denied that selling your home is a super important decision – but it doesn't need to be a stressful one.
Whether you’ve only just put your home up for sale or you’re well into the selling process, your checklist could seem never-ending. From staging your home for viewings to packing up all those hidden storage places...who said selling your home was a breeze?
Here's the good news - you're not alone. With a bit of help, you’ll discover that there is an easier and more simplified way of selling your home – one without sleepless nights or cheeky low-balling offers.
Follow our easy home-selling tips and you’ll make it to your completion date in no time.
1. Rely on your estate agent
Above all else, your estate agent is there to help – so use them. Any estate agent worth their salt will be ensuring that you have a steady stream of prospective buyers through your front door - but this isn’t their only role. Estate agents are there to project manage the sale of your home. They’ll manage everything, from finding you a buyer to helping ensure that your sale doesn’t fall through.
If you ever have any concerns or questions while selling your home, don’t suffer in silence. Make things easy for yourself and give your agent a call. If there’s anything which would make your life easier – from showing around buyers so you don’t have to miss work, to letting your cats out before a viewing – let them know. If they’re anything like our team, they’d be only too happy to help.
2. Don’t veer too far from your valuation
Although it’s ultimately your decision what you want to market your home for, try not to wander too far from your valuation. Your estate agent is not there to over or under-value your home – it’s not in their best interest to do either.
You’ll find it’s a much longer and harder road if you put your home on the market for more than it’s currently worth. Prospective buyers are just a few clicks away from finding out what you originally paid for your home and what neighbouring properties have sold for. Trust us, you’ll sell a lot quicker if you settle for an asking price that’s reasonable.
3. Don’t buy before you sell
It’s tempting, we know, but try not to hunt for your new home before you’ve sold your current one. Remember, in all likelihood, selling will take longer than finding.
Find your new home too soon and you’ll risk losing it because you’ve yet to find a buyer. You may also have to accept a lower offer for a quick sale in order to keep hold of your new property.
Believe us, it’ll be easier and more cost-effective in the long-run if you focus on selling your current home first. By all means, look at areas where you’d like to live but steer clear of finding your dream home until absolutely necessary.
4. Arrange an open house
What if there was a way to arrange all of your viewings on the same day? With an open house you can.
Our customers frequently tell us that one of the hardest things about selling is the constant tidying up that’s needed for each and every viewing. Well, with an open house you’ll only have to tidy up once, then sit back and wait for your perfect buyer to put in an offer.
At Cubitt & West, we’ll always try to arrange an open house event for you. It’s just one of the many things we’ll do to make selling your home just that little bit easier.