Planning To Sell Your House
So you would love to sell your house and are wondering what to do next? By taking these steps one at a time, you will ensure that you launch your property on to the market in the best possible way and get those buyers to notice.
Get Ready To Sell Your Home
Make sure your home is ready for photography and viewings. It’s vital you spend time and effort on this very important preparation for marketing.
Stand back and look at your property objectively. Is there anything you could do to make it more attractive without spending a fortune? Simply ask our team to give you free presentation advice.
Choosing An Estate Agent
Don’t just choose the agent with the lowest fee and highest valuation, take a considered view on their professionalism, their success locally, and whether you like them or not. After all, you’re going to be working quite closely with them for some time.
Good Photographs & Video
Wherever possible, professional photography is vital to help sell a house effectively online. Buyers don’t like reading text and will often decide whether or not to view based solely on the photographs of your house. Video marketing of your property is a modern day necessity especially with social media. Make sure your photographs are kept up to date throughout the seasons if required. If your agent doesn’t offer this service ask why.
Describe Your Home
The description that your agent writes for your brochure and online advert needs to really sell your home to a buyer. To differentiate your property from your competition, use lifestyle descriptions that sell the dream, not the bricks and mortar.
When you decide on your asking price, you need to ask yourself does it fit in with an online search? In this day and age where over 90% of property searches are online, you need to select an asking price that will ensure your home is found by the maximum number of buyers searching.
Launch your home to the market on a Thursday or Friday, to generate weekend viewings. The first four to six weeks are key to successful selling; research shows that any offers you receive during this time are more than likely to be the best you will ever get on your property.
Keep It Spick & Span
Once you are on the market, keep your home spick and span, and beautifully tidy. Buy fresh flowers, and keep new towels and bed linen just for viewings, so you can quickly freshen up your home with minimum effort when a buyer books a viewing. And don’t forget your garden, a tiday garden can increase your properties value even in Winter.
Make Sure Your Agent Is Working For You
Keep in touch with your agent at least once a week, if not more frequently. Ask to see your Rightmove Property Performance Report and any other indicators of activity such as Social Media marketing which will give a more local value. Make sure your agent makes time to visit you to discuss your properties performance and any changes to details.
We would love to hear from you and see if Lighthouse Estate Agents & Lettings can help you.