Deciding to sell your home can be both exciting and daunting. There are many different aspects to consider and it can be difficult to know where to start. Our blog this month looks into how to sell your home, the costs involved, as well as the best approach to take.
Choose An Agent You Feel Comfortable With
Working with an estate agent that you trust is one of the most important parts of selling your home. As well as helping with the valuation, they work to advertise your property on the best platforms and show people around.
It is worth considering what an agent offers you to make sure you get the most for your money. Look at the price they charge, services they offer and reviews of their previous customers.
Consider the Costs
Putting a house on the market is never cheap. You need to consider the cost of listing, advertising, any repairs, as well as the asking price you want to ask for.
A great way of discovering a general valuation is to use The Land Registry. This offers a good insight into what other properties around you have sold for and how your house should be priced. Although, the value of your home will depend on a number of other factors.
Creating The Right Atmosphere
It may seem obvious, but first impressions always count. A tidy and clean home will highlight each room, showcasing what your property has to offer. A good place to start is the hallway. As this is where people typically enter a property, it is important to have this space as open and clear as you can.
You should also try to declutter your home where possible. Put away children’s toys or plates into a cupboard and give everything a wipe over.
Fix Anything That Is Broken
Had a cracked tile you’ve been meaning to replace for a while? If you’re selling a house then now is the time to fix it. There is nothing worse than leaving broken shelving or unwanted tools sitting around a home.
It is often a good idea to complete any DIY jobs you have been planning to do. If you need any assistance, then it can be worth sourcing the help you need.
Get More Advice
Here at Fisher Wrathall we have been helping to sell homes across Lancaster and Morecambe for a number of years. Our team are always on hand to offer support and guidance on the process, no matter what you need.