Moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do in your life. At the moment I am pretty much at the mercy of all the homebuyers out there. Whilst I am waiting for someone to fall in love with my home as much as I did, I thought I would share some tips about what you really NEED to do when selling your home!
One of the 1st things you should do is to obtain a conveyancing quote . A conveyancing solicitor will help to manage the legal side of things for you. Buying and then selling a property can be very complicated as there are so many steps along the way. Finding a solictor that you feel comfortable with is key so don’t be afraid to shop around to obtain various quotes.
2. Work out a Budget
Once you have obtained a valuation for your home then it is a good idea to sit down and work out a budget of what you can realistically afford to purchase your next home. Unfortunately due to the decline in the property market I will not make enough from my sale to be able to put down a large deposit on my next home. Therfore we have been doing some serious saving to be able to make up the difference.
3. Complete all those little jobs you have been putting off
I know I am guilty of putting things off and say I will do them later but later never comes! Make a list of everything that needs done and work through it one job at a time and before you know it everything will be ticked off! My list included tidying up the garden, repainting my bedroom and bathroom and having a little clear out which leads me on nicely to my next tip!
4. Be ruthless and have a big clear out
I spent a full weekend clearing out all of the cupboards in my house including the wardrobes. If I hadnt used it or worn it in a few months then it went out! It was actually quite refreshing to clear everything away. I was amazed at how much junk I had accumulated!
5. Tidy Tidy Tidy
Do one big mammoth clean and tidy and then keep your house that way! Easier said than done right? You never know when you are going to get a call about a viewing so the last thing you want is to be rushing home from work and having to gut the house from top to bottom. I always treat each viewer as the one who will ultimately buy so first impressions really do count!
So there you have it. These are my top 5 tips for selling your house. I would love to know if any of you have any more tips to add?
*Post in Collaboration with Slater and Gordon Solicitors