How to sell your home
Putting your house on the market and getting the price you want for it, is easier said than done. Before you do anything, you might have a few questions. Take a look at our guide to selling your home for some answers.
What can I afford to buy?
Do I really need an estate agent?
How do I set my selling price?
This is the job of your estate agent, but you can get a good idea of what you can expect from searching online property sites, looking at local papers and seeing what’s for sale in nearby estate agents’ windows. But remember, these are asking prices, not selling prices. Get a few valuations from estate agents and calculate the average. If you go too high, you risk putting potential buyers off.
What legal help will I need?
What offers am I prepared to accept?
A good estate agent will be able to advise based on their experience, and their job is to help you reach a satisfactory conclusion. If you get several offers, “cash buyers” and first time buyers are preferable as they don’t have properties to sell and are therefore less likely to cause hold ups.