7 questions to ask when selling your home
Selling your home can be stressful, so before you commit to putting your house on the market, you need to make sure it’s worth the effort.
That’s why easyProperty has worked hard to eliminate the stress traditionally associated with the sales journey. So here are seven questions to ask when selling your home — to ensure it’s the right move for you.
- How much is my home worth?
Booking a valuation is the best way to choose an effective asking price. Values are based on current market conditions, your home’s size, location, and its unique features.
- How much will it cost to sell my home?
Individual expenses involved in moving, conveyancing, paying stamp duty, and potential redecorating will vary. easyProperty offer a £295 upfront fee and then a completion fee of £595 but only once you have moved. If you don’t move, you don’t pay the completion fee.
- Do I have to use an estate agent?
Yes and no. To advertise on leading property websites such as Rightmove, you have to use an estate agent. As over 90% of home buyers begin their search online, this is undoubtedly the best way to find yourself a buyer.
If you’ve already found a buyer it won’t be necessary to advertise. Nevertheless, without an agent you must be confident you can negotiate well, progress your own sale, and organise mortgages and conveyancing.
- Can I switch estate agents?
Typically you’re entitled to a 14-day cooling-off period, and lock-ins usually last between four and twelve weeks. After this you’re free to change agents if your initial instruction isn’t working.
- Will an estate agent do everything for me, or can I get involved?
Those confident with hosting their own viewings can pay just £825 to sell their home with easyProperty, and have a professional sales progressor see an offer over the finishing line.
- Is the time right to sell?
There any many factors that influence how quickly your home might sell: location, size, and time of year to name but a few. Your property professional is more than happy to discuss current market conditions during your free, no-obligation valuation.
- Is my house ready for sale? Does anything need improving?
Think about potential changes you can make that will help fetch the best price possible. Touching up paintwork, filling in plaster cracks and holes in walls, and replacing broken tiles or missing door handles can really influence the perception and aesthetics of your home. And a good spring clean never hurts.
For more advice on preparing your property for sale, take a look at our blogs here