Published 14th March 2019
Preparing for a property sale is as stressful as it is exciting. If you are selling your property or getting ready to sell, you have likely purchased a new home. You may be moving abroad or simply moving to a new area or a new home that better suits your needs. Whatever the case, preparation is key to ensure that the sale goes off smoothly without any issues.
Being-sale ready will make the process far simpler, allowing you to have ample time to plan and prepare – even if you are also in the process of purchasing or looking to purchase. One of the simplest ways to be sure that your property sale is as stress-free as possible is to seek help from an experienced conveyancer who is able to advise on all the paperwork required upfront and further down the line. There are also many other steps that you can take to prepare your property for the upcoming sale.
Some of the steps that you can take to prepare for your looming property sale include the following:
Painting the property.
That does not mean trying to get creative with bright colours, however. Rather, give all of your walls a fresh coat of paint in a neutral colour that helps to make the property appear larger and lighter. Neutral, pale colours ranging from white to cream and similar shades will not only enhance the overall look of your property – they can even help increase the chance of a sale. Prospective buyers will be able to imagine how they can adapt the home according to their own preferences when the walls are neutral.
Cleaning and maintenance.
You will also need to make sure that all repairs have been completed – no matter how minor. Look out for small details that can easily be noticed during home viewings. Fix any broken door handles, broken tiles, worn carpets, holes or cracks in walls, and anything else that could put potential buyers off during viewings. It is also worth getting in a professional cleaning service to remove tile grout, wax wooden floors, clean up the garden, and make sure that the home looks as inviting as possible.
Choosing an estate agent.
Take the time to do your homework and choose an estate agent that can assist with the sale. It is worth getting a few valuations from different agencies, along with fees and any other terms that may apply. Short term is better than fixed term as it gives some leeway if things do not work out. Rather than choosing the first agent you find, make sure you choose one that has a good track record and an equally good reputation.
Finding the right conveyancer.
Even more important is finding the right conveyancer. Choosing a conveyancing solicitor is vital so that you are able to have someone to negotiate with potential buyers on sale prices and also have someone who can draw up contracts on transfers. Overlooking this step or leaving it too late can make it far harder to sell your property.
At Home Legal Direct, we offer a wide range of conveyancing services in the United Kingdom. Get a free online sale conveyancing quote and let us show you how we can help you plan and negotiate your property sale in the UK.