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Guide to selling

Selling a property can be difficult without the right marketing and Estate Agent by your side. At Clarendon Hill Properties, you can trust us to get you the best price for your property and make sure to save you the time and stress. Whether you are a first-time property seller or not, we want to ensure you’re armed with the right information. Here is a step and step guide filled with tips for those looking to sell:

Check for finances

Just like any other big project, it is important to check your finances beforehand, to see whether you are able to afford the change. With selling your property your budget plan may include mortgage exit fees, estate agent fees, EPC (a document that sets out the energy efficiency of the home), conveyancing fees and any removal costs. You may also choose to invest in a few DIY projects to make your property more appealable. Checking your finances and creating a budget will mean that there are no nasty surprises further down the line.

Preparing your home

To get the highest price for your home at the quickest time, it is important that we market your property just right. You can increase the appeal of your property by making sure it is clean, neutral and creates an open space for your buyers to want to move into. To help with presentation you may want to declutter and get rid of any extra items around the house, add a fresh layer of paint, fix and make any repairs and also keep the outdoor space clean.

If you are considering adding value to your home with a long-term investment, you may choose to install central heating, add double glazed windows, create an ensuite or extend the property. All these investments will add value to your property and help to make the property more appealing.

Getting your home on the market

Once your property is up to scratch and ready for the market, we will have to come and assess the property and give you a clear idea of your property value and put together property particulars.

This will include:

  • Taking measurements of each room
  • Creating a description for each room
  • Engaging a Professional Photographer to show off your home, inside and out, to its best potential including floorplans

Viewing and Offers

Your property has now been launched and will begin to generate interest. We will book viewings for potential buyers to view your home. It is possible that you may start receiving offers early on and this will most defiantly be exciting, but it is also important to stay level-headed and make sure it is the right offer for you. If you are not happy with the offer, you can reject the offer, ask for us to negotiate or wait to see if a better offer comes along.

Once you are happy with the offer you need to formally accept it. An accepted offer is not legally binding until the contract is exchanged.

Negotiate and exchange contracts

Before exchanging the official contracts, you or the buyer will have to decide the length between the exchange of contracts and completion day (usually 7-28 days), also decide on any fixtures or fittings that will be included and/or any discounts flagged by the survey. Once those agreements are made, we will provide the exchange contract to the buyer, which will make you legally committed to selling your property. If you pull out after the exchange, the buyers deposit will be returned to them, and you could be sued.

Complete the sale

On the day of completion, the money will be transferred and the property will change ownership. You will accept the payment and hand over the keys.

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