Is there an easy way to sell your home?
Selling your home can be stressful. Whether you’ve only just put your home on the market or you’re well into the process, your to-do list could seem insurmountable. From staging your home for viewings to packing up lofts and garages, ready for ‘The Big Move’, who said selling your home was ever simple?
The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. With a little help from us, you’ll find there is an easy way to sell your home – one that doesn’t result in sleepless nights or force you to accept that cheeky offer that's well below your desired asking price.
Follow our easy home-selling tips and you’ll make it to your completion date unscathed and in no time.
1. Depend on your estate agent
Remember that above all else, your estate agent is there to help – so make sure that you use them. Any estate agent worth their salt will be making sure that you have a steady stream of prospective buyers through your front door. However, know that this isn’t their only role. Essentially etate agents are there to project manage the sale of your home. They’ll manage everything, from finding you a buyer to helping to ensure that your sale doesn’t fall through.
If you ever have any concerns or questions while selling your home, don’t suffer in silence. Make things easy on yourself and drop your agent a line or pop in for a chat. If there’s anything which would make your life easier – from showing around buyers so you don’t have to miss work to putting your cats out before a viewing – let them know. If they’re anything like the Pittis team, they’d be only too happy to help.
2. Stay within your valuation
It’s ultimately your decision what you want to market your home for, but take our advice and try not to wander too far from your valuation. Remember, your estate agent is not there to over or under-value your home – it’s not in their best interest to do either.
You’ll find it’s a much longer and harder road if you put your home on the market for more than it’s currently worth. Prospective buyers are just a few clicks away from finding out what you originally paid for your home and what neighbouring properties have sold for. Trust us, you’ll sell a lot quicker if you settle for an asking price that’s fair.
3. Don’t be tempted to buy before you sell
Try to put off shopping for your new home before you’ve sold your current one. Remember selling will usually take longer than finding, so you'll need to allow enough time for this.
Find a new home too soon and you’ll risk losing it because you’ve yet to find a buyer. You may also have to accept a lower offer for a quick sale in order to keep hold of your new property.
Believe us, it’ll be easier and cheaper in the long-run if you focus on selling your current home first. By all means, look at areas where you’d like to live but steer clear of finding your dream home until absolutely necessary.
4. Arrange an open house
What if there was a way to arrange all of your viewings on the same day? With an open house you can.
We're always told by our clients that one of the hardest things about selling is the constant tidying up that’s needed for each and every viewing. Well, with an open house you’ll only have to tidy up once, leaving you to sit back and wait for your perfect buyer to put in an offer.
At Pittis, we’ll always try to arrange an open house event for you. It’s just one of the many things we’ll do to make selling your home just that little bit easier.