Balsall Common

Selling a Property in Balsall Common

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The decision to sell your home is a big one that can affect other aspects of your lifestyle. You need to ensure the selling process is as smooth and as stress free as possible and there are a number of things you need to consider before you progress.

Think your decision through

Make sure you are committed to selling your home in Balsall Common. This means making it available for viewings and accepting people into your space. If your home becomes part of a chain of sales and then you decide you don’t want to sell after all, this will affect and be very frustrating for a large group of people.

Tips for a smooth sale

The first thing to do before you sell your home in Balsall Common is to have your property valued and choose an Independent Estate Agent. Consider the following suggestions before making your decision.

  • Ask two or three agents to value the property and compare their estimates. If they differ a great deal then discuss with each of them how they made their decisions. You can contact all agents on cwhomes.co.uk by clicking here.
  • Be realistic about how much your home is worth and find out how much similar property in your area has sold for recently.
  • Decide what your ‘bottom line’ is and the minimum offer you would be prepared to accept.
  • Find out what fees you will have to pay at the beginning of the process and check to see if there are any ‘no sale no fee’ conditions or extra charges.
  • Don’t choose your Estate Agent solely on price. It is vital to take into consideration how they market their properties, how proactive they are, their knowledge of the local market, and their levels of service.
  • Check your agent’s credentials and make sure they are members of a reputable industry body such as the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) or the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
  • Point out any major refurbishment work that has been carried out during the period of your ownership. A new roof, new electrics etc will allow your agent to clearly promote the benefits of your property above another.
  • Decide what fixtures, fittings or furniture you are going to leave behind. If you want to leave a large amount of items, then advise your agent of how much extra you would like for them.

Preparing your property for sale

It’s important that potential buyers get the very best impression of your home from the first moment they see it. In order to create some ‘kerb appeal’ you need to make sure the exterior of your home and the gardens are looking neat and tidy. Clear away any clutter, mow or tidy the lawn/driveway and make sure your windows and door look clean and attractive.

The same principles apply when it comes to the inside too. Make sure the house is tidy and suitable for a stranger to view. Tidy up as much as clutter as possible and complete any small snagging and DIY jobs that have been on your ‘to do’ list. That ripped carpet or broken light may not bother you, but it won’t give your viewers the best impression.

Preparing for viewings

Speak to your Estate Agent and let them know what times would be best for arranging viewings. The property needs to be clean and tidy when people come round, so arranging a visit for tea time or before you send the children to school probably isn’t a good idea!

Do as much as you can to create a nice atmosphere prior to a viewing. Room scents, fresh coffee, fresh flowers etc. are all proven to have positive affects on people’s sense of wellbeing.

If you are present for the viewing then be friendly and point out all the things that you loved about living there. Be prepared to answer questions about the property itself, the area and why you have decided to sell up but don’t start talking about money; that’s what your Independent Estate Agent is for.

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