They say that moving home is one of the most stressful experiences in a persons’ life. Selling the home has to be the biggest contributor in that. Before you get the signed contract, it’s a realm of uncertainty and a lot of waiting. But you can clear the air plenty with the right steps. We’ll look at a few of them now.
Adding real value
When you’re selling your home, you’re hoping for a real return on your investment. Which means that you need to do a bit of investing in the property, yourself. Before making any changes to the home, you need to be sure that the value you gain doesn’t outweigh the amount of money going into the investment. For example, adding liveable space to the home is the best way of adding real value to the home. But while adding an extension to the home is undoubtedly more valuable, converting your attic could be cheaper and easier.
Bringing those offers in
Then there’s some money and effort that needs to be expended for the sake of making sure that you’re attracting people to the house, as well. This is where the kerb appeal of it comes into play. Make sure that you’ve spent time on tidying up the garden and making it as friendly as possible. You might even want to consider sprucing up the entrance to make it look all the more inviting. But the inside matters, as well. If you want to sell it quicker, then finish any DIY jobs that the home needs and give it all a fresh coat of paint.
Keep the transaction smooth
It’s not just about the house itself, either. It’s about how you smooth over the process of getting it sold. First, make sure you have any documents prepared. Have ready anything to do with home ownership as well as permits for extensions or renovations. Consider using conveyancing experts to make sure that there are no hold-ups in the actual sale. When dealing with potential buyers, it’s a good idea to lay out a date for the completion of the sale. While these agreements aren’t binding until the contract is signed, it lays the groundwork to ensure you’re not being led on.
Making sure you’re getting the right deal
Conveyancing isn’t the only help you’re likely to make. A big step of selling the home is making sure you’re getting what you should be getting for it. You do this through proper valuations. It’s a good idea to do your own valuation, but you shouldn’t stop there. It’s recommended by experts that you get at least three different companies out to evaluate the home. From these, you have a rough idea of what your range of negotiation with buyers should be.
We hope this guide helps you smooth out some of the rougher edges when it comes to selling your home. It will still undoubtedly be an anxious process. But with the above methods and assistance, you at least know you’re doing all you can.