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Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

Getting your home ready to sell can be stressful, especially if the move is unnecessary and you’re unprepared. Fortunately, you can adopt these useful tips and secure that all-important sale in no time.

Getting ready to sell your home.  Tops tips from English Garden & Antiques.

Good First Impressions

First impressions stay with potential buyers, which is why you need to work hard to make it look stunning. Approach your home as if you’re pulling up the driveway for the first time, and search for anything that needs a bit of love. Then, enter your property through the front door and repeat. Finally, if you’ve got a back garden, you need to do the same. If you can take care of the presentation, property valuers will have an easier time.


Valuations Are Essential

Your house will need to be evaluated, so seek out professional buildings surveyors, such as this house surveyor in Norwich. To get the most value, we recommend opting for RICS surveying, which ensures the highest professional standards are followed. Alternatively, search for chartered surveying to receive an expert level of knowledge. After you’ve had the building survey, you will likely have a list of issues to address, which should be your next priority.


Deal with Issues

Eventually, you will need to find a solicitor, who will need to secure mountains of paperwork, which can push back the sale of your home. Therefore, to save time, you should secure the paperwork at your earliest convenience. Typically, you will need to have the following:


● Any documents about carried out work

● Planning permissions

● Regulations approval

● Fensa certificates for doors and windows

● Paperwork for the boiler

● Proof of ID


Gathering together all of these will help your solicitor and will let you deal with any problems ahead of time.


Find an Agent

Search for an estate agent by picking a handful and assessing them by comparing commissions, valuations, and sale success rates. Then, choose the one that piqued your interest the most. Once you’ve made a decision, you may receive more generous offers, so don’t be afraid to ask for a match; they will likely agree because they need your custom.


Choose a Price

Typically, you will already have an idea of the price after your homebuyer survey. However, it’s not time to make the final decision. Before you commit to a price, you should carry out further research and find out what similar houses in the area sell for. Your estate agent will have advised you on a price, but they’ll typically undervalue to keep up with the high turnover. The best practice is to hit the market slightly lower than your desired price and let buyers bid to make up the rest.


There are plenty of considerations to make when selling your house, which is why it’s best to start early. Once you’ve got your team and paperwork in place, keep your house tidy to make lasting impressions as good as first impressions. If your home isn’t selling quickly, consider adjusting the price slightly.


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