Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, there are important things you need to think about before putting it on the market. Not just cleaning and preparing it for ready to sell, but more important factors that consider your budget, your needs, and the value of the property.
Selling a property is no small task which is why thorough research and careful steps that lead up to the process are just as important as the sale itself. It is easy to want to sell as fast as properly, but that can often lead to challenges.
Here are some top things you should do before you put your home on the market.
Look at properties in your area
Have a look at similar properties in your area so that you can put yourself in the best position possible when you come to put your property on the market. This will give you a better understanding of the market conditions, and how much you could (and should) be putting your property up for sale. Of course, the real estate agent or property buyer will also be able to advise you accordingly, but by conducting your own research, you can ensure you are getting the best value possible. You could also speak to those with their properties on the market if you are friendly with your neighbors, who may be able to give you more insight.
Speak to a solicitor
Your solicitor is one of the first people that you should speak to before putting your property on the market. Your solicitor will be able to help with the process, discuss anything you need to know about the conveyancing process and legal requirements, as well as deal with the piles of paperwork that accompany a house sale. Solicitors are also handy if there are problems with the property, legal issues, or complexities with lenders.
Look at all your selling options
How are you planning to sell, and list your property? Will you search for people who buy houses, or will you go directly to a real estate agent? It is important to conduct thorough research to see what options best suit your situation, your budget, and your timeline. Speak to a range of people, and sit with your options for a short while. This will help you make a more informed decision, as opposed to jumping into something you may change your mind on later down the line. Whatever you choose, may sure it comes with (or you hire externally) a good photographer. You want your property showcased in the best way possible.
Gather all the paperwork
To eliminate any issues later down the line, make sure you dig out all of the relevant paperwork for your property, including previous sales, warranties, manuals, deeds, anything to do with the property. You will be able to speak to your solicitor who can advise better on what you should have.
Make sure you think about these important factors before putting your house on the market.