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Tips for selling a home
When it’s time to move and sell your current house, you want to maximise the value of your home to achieve the best possible price. Making some small changes and getting things in order can help make the selling process a little easier. Here are six tips to help you get ready for selling your home.
Decluttering your home is a good place to begin before people start viewing your house. Once you have thrown out everything you don’t want, store what is left in cupboards or boxes to help make the space in your house look tidier. Putting away personal items like photographs can also help potential buyers visualise themselves in your house.
This process will also make packing up your belongings before you move easier.
Clean and fix
Whether you do it yourself or bring in professionals, giving your house a good clean and fixing the little things can be beneficial. This will also show that the house has been well-maintained and could be more attractive to a buyer who does not want to do any work to a property.
Look at the exterior
How a house looks on the outside can be just as important to some buyers. A well-kept garden or clean gutters can show that the entire property has been taken care of. The house exterior is often the first image shown on property search websites so first impressions could make a difference.
Make it look presentable
You want to give your house the best opportunity to sell at a respectable price. Have a look around your house and think about what features you can flaunt to make your house look more desirable to buyers. Maybe a fresh coat of paint, add some plants or re-arrange the furniture. Sometimes the small touches can make a house feel more inviting.
Hire an estate agent
Finding the right estate agent is important when you’re selling your property. Estate agents offer free valuation on properties and they may give some advice on how to increase the value of your house. Ask how and where the agent plans to market your property and research their reputation in the local area. This is a good way to find out if they’re suitable for your requirements.
Mortgage and paperwork
Before you put your house on the market, it can be beneficial to seek mortgage advice. A mortgage adviser can also search for a new mortgage deal and calculate how much you could borrow based on the property asking price. They will also be able to help find out if you can transfer your current mortgage deal to a new property or if there are any penalties.
This is also a good time to get all your important documents together that you might need for selling your house. As well as organising all the paperwork for your house that could be useful for the buyer such as property deeds, energy performance certificate and utility bills.
Because we play by the book we want to tell you that…
Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.
There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The actual amount you pay will depend upon your circumstances.
The fee is up to 1%, but a typical fee is 0.3% of the amount borrowed.