Preparing to sell your property
Is your property ready for the market?
Selling your home may strike you as a daunting and stressful task. However, with the correct measurements in place and an organised plan, your transition from one property to another should run smoothly.
When it comes to selling your property, preparation is key. From the preparation of your property for the market, to the preparation of your belongings for a move, planning ahead is the number on rule to success when the time comes to sell up.
Prepare your agent
Provide us with the useful documents needed in order to progress with the sale. Offering the following documents upfront will not only provide a selling point to potential buyers, but will save time further down the line when they become necessary.
Stay one step ahead by providing the following as soon as possible:
- Gas and electric certificate
- Council tax
- Utility, contents insurance and council tax bills – to help estimate running costs
- Building regulations certificates
- Planning permission documents – to demonstrate the versatility of your property
Prepare your home
It is important to ensure that your home is completely ready to be seen by potential buyers before putting it on the market. It can be tempting to be impatient and put your home up for sale as quickly as possible, with the intention of making repairs and decorating further down the line. However, once your property is on the market, there is no telling how soon it could be before potential buyers want to view your property! Make sure you’re home provides the right impression by preparing the property before it goes on the market.
Prepare your property for the market with the following steps:
- Fix any broken external elements such as fencing or guttering
- Re-decorate brightly coloured rooms in favour of a more neutral tone
- De-clutter each room and make maximising space a priority
- Be careful to remove all traces of cigarette smoke or pet smells and remnants
- Replace any broken internal elements such as light bulbs or cracked tiles
An estate agent you can rely on
We believe that as a seller, you need and deserve expert, honest advice, in order to help you make decisions when negotiating offers and to co-ordinate your property transition through to completion. Chimneypots estate agents offer a cost effective service with comprehensive advertising and enhanced marketing tools whilst delivering high levels of customer service.
We will provide you with marketing advice that will help you determine your asking price. We will deal with all aspects of the marketing of your property, and will contact you regularly about levels of enquiries and online activity. We will arrange and accompany you during viewings and give feedback afterwards, negotiating any offers on your behalf, and on acceptance of an offer, ensure that it progresses smoothly through until completion.
For further information regarding the sale of a property, mortgage advice or perhaps you’d just like to speak to one of our property experts – contact us today on 01489 584298.