There has been considerable improvement in the housing market in the past year according to research by Lloyds Bank.
The bank said that sales in 2014 were 21% higher than in 2013, with over three quarters of a million property sales recorded and the housing market in 2015 is buoyant again.
Putting your house on the market now could guarantee you a quick sale, but as always there are a number of fundamental rules to follow.
By following our simple guide you could save yourself months of inactivity and stand a realistic chance of selling your house quickly, and for the best possible price.
Get your home in peak condition before you show anyone round. Give yourself plenty of time to declutter, carry out any minor repairs and touch up areas of the property which may be looking a little worse for wear. Potential buyers form an impression of a property within seconds of stepping through the front door so it really does pay to give some thought to ‘kerb appeal’.
Realistic asking price
Set an asking price that will entice interest, not put buyers off. Be realistic and prepare to reduce your original fee. If you do receive an offer that is below your asking price, give it some thought before dismissing it straight away. The offer could turn out to be the highest one you receive.
Instruct a good conveyancer
The earlier you contact a conveyancer the better, especially when you’re selling your home. Engaging with a professional conveyancer as soon as you make the decision to sell will ensure that everything is in place well in advance. Take time to find an experienced and qualified professional to do the legal work for you, as a poor service could lead to delays in the sale.
Make certain that your finances are in place well in advance of selling. Have any loans agreed in principle so there is no delay once you have found another property to buy. Having funds in place early will help to ensure you avoid disappointment further down the line.
For advice on any part of the conveyancing process, get in touch with the professionals at Peter Robinson & Co.