Tricks to help you sell your home
IN the current climate, the thought of selling a property is enough to spook even the bravest souls. Yet, despite the challenging market, properties are still selling.
Selling a property is rarely simple for a vendor. Yet, there are a number of tricks which can be employed to avoid it becoming a ghastly experience.
Here are eight tricks for a hassle free sale:
Instruct a solicitor and prepare contracts at the earliest possible stage. This will reduce hold ups at the point of exchange.
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Ensure you know where your deeds are and how and when you can access them.
When selling a property from a deceased estate, ensure that you have been granted probate before you instruct an agent. This often fails to happen and it very much complicates the process.
When selling a property following a separation or divorce, ensure that there is consent from both parties on price and time scale expectations. Deal with shared aspirations up front.
Surprisingly, some vendors fail to get specialist listed building consent when they make changes to a listed building. If your property is listed and you have made alterations, check that you have all the necessary paperwork before taking it to the market.
Check that any changes of use within the property carry the appropriate planning consents.
Ensure that any works completed on the property have been signed off by building regulations. Owners (and their builders) generally gain permission initially, but often fail to have them signed off when the building work is complete.
Dress to impress. Dressing is a great tool to allow an applicant to concentrate on the benefits of the property, rather than the décor. The key to success is to make a property feel welcoming and warm without being too personal so that anyone who is viewing it will want to live there.