Before the property goes on the market it can be worthwhile spending some time preparing it. This can be the difference between getting a standard price and a great price.
A property that presents well, sells well!
When preparing your house for sale, consider the exterior and interior appeal and how much money you want to spend. This should be planned so it's not hard, time consuming or expensive.
It is a good idea to consult your agent over any changes you plan to make. Your agent can then advise you as to whether your proposed changes will add value to your property.
The selling process with proper planning should be stress free not tense and disappointing.
Purchasers could buy your property at any time of the year however it's not often that a purchaser for your home is out there just waiting for you to put your home on the market. Timing, presentation and advertising are all required to bring purchasers and vendors together for the best result.
Prior to placing your home on the market, allow two weeks to prepare the property both internally and externally.
A tidy home is very welcoming. Your home should be kept neat and tidy during the sale period. Fresh flowers or indoor plants always brighten up a home.Let plenty of light into your home. Rooms look smaller when they are crowded. Clear out anything that's not needed to create a feeling of spaciousness. Lawns should be kept mowed, garden beds weeded and edges trimmed.
Remember - 'First impressions count!'
Method of Sale
It involves listing your property for sale at a specific price. Interested parties then make offers through the agent. Negotiations continue until a price is agreed on. Contracts are then sent to the buyer’s solicitor and exchange of contracts occurs soon after.
Sale by auction is where buyers compete for the purchase of a property by making successive bids, the property being sold to the highest bidder once the reserve price has been reached. Contracts are then signed and exchanged on the spot.
This method involves putting the property on the market at an unspecified price and calling for the submission of offers prior to a certain future date. All offers are then considered, one of which may be accepted and the property is regarded as sold.
As with all other aspects of the selling process, an agent can advise you on what is best for you.