When you decide to sell up, you want to make sure you get the best possible price. This gives you more money to invest in your new property or a bigger nest egg if you are downsizing. It is important to make sure that you are not making any of these big home selling mistakes.
Hiding problem areas or quirks of the house
All properties have their own problem areas or quirks. It could be a window that always sticks, or the boiler is on the blink. Don’t try to hide these, as it could cost you money and a sale. The buyers are going to uncover these problems at some stage and won’t thank you for not being honest. You don’t want to end up with a lawsuit because of a breach of contract. Also, if the search highlights any discrepancies, the buyers could pull out at the last minute.
Mis-timing your sale
Make sure you don’t end up paying more in tax than you need to; for example, you may need to judge whether to sell in an existing tax year or wait until the new tax year begins if there is a capital gains tax liability.
Not hiring the right professionals
There are many estate agents, both on the high street and online, and you need to find the one that meets your requirements. Make sure the agent is used to dealing with your type of property and really knows the local area. For information about Gloucester sales and lettings, contact a professional such as Alex Clark Glos now part of TGRES for advice.
Selling a sad, empty house
An empty home can look sad and neglected. Whilst you want to avoid clutter and rooms that are too busy, you don’t want bare rooms either. Dress each room so that it looks warm and inviting. If your furniture has already been moved, you could ask a professional to dress your home to charm any potential buyers.
Selling before you are ready
Whilst sometimes you need to move in a hurry, don’t put your house on the market before you are fully prepared to sell. This means planning your move well ahead of time. Declutter, paint the walls, get the professional photos done, stage your rooms, and prepare yourself mentally to move on.