SOLICITORS / CONVEYANCING
When you receive that acceptable offer, it is important to get the contract paperwork out speedily and keep the momentum going. You can request that your solicitor sends you the paperwork as early as possible to fill in and send back. This would be things such as the property information form and the fixtures and fittings list. Once an offer has been agreed then your solicitor can get the contract out to the solicitor for the buyer with no delay.
If you are raising finance to move, then take advice before you start the sale process. If you need to sell, then use a realistic sale price and speak to our financial advisor about all your options. An independent mortgage broker who deals with the whole market is always good start or as a second opinion.
GETTING YOU TO THE FRONT OF THE QUEUE
Lots of people wait until they see their dream home before marketing. Invariably it sells before they get a chance to act. The buyers at the front of the queue and which most people want are all cash or with mortgage and nothing to sell. To compete with these buyers, it is best to get on the market as soon as possible. Find a buyer that will give you time to find a home. This will help you get to the front and compete with the preferred buyer types.
CAN I OFFER IF I HAVEN’T SOLD?
We encourage potential buyers to view our homes. Even if they haven’t sold. The reason for this is it helps them budget. If they discuss a level that might be acceptable when they have sold it means they know what price they can accept on their own home.
LOCAL HOME EXCHANGE MIGHT HELP
We find as a business that we are organising this type of transaction consistently. It is a very simple concept that works. We all know what the homeowner wants to sell but never know what they are looking for. Many want to know about your local home and their home may be of great interest to you. So, we promote what our owners are looking for as well as the home being sold. Sale prices are agreed that both parties are happy with and there is No Chain! It performs best at Local Level with an agent who really knows the patch and is proactive. There are literally hundreds of Serious Potential Buyers on our register looking to move locally.
IMAGES AND FLOORPLANS
It is important to get an idea on what might be the best type of images for the home. Which angles and what minor staging may improve things. Images are the main marketing tool for any home and the first thing that attracts a buyer. Floorplans are not always essential as they can make a home look smaller than it actually is. It is a big deciding factor in someone deciding to view and it takes away compromise. It can put them off viewing which is the opposite to what is trying to be achieved. Sometimes it is good to delay the launch of a floorplan.
It is interesting how much activity we get in a home when a garden looks ideal for entertaining. Images of a sunny day with a table,chairs and a parasol seem to get buyers interested and excited. Areas of garden are thought of as more usable living space, especially in fine weather. Images of pergolas, arbors, ponds and fountains all have their place in attracting attention. A picture of a living space with a door opening to a garden have also had a very good response.
SHOULD I LEAVE MY HOME DURING A VIEWING?
Lots of owners like not to be around when a viewing happens. This can cause lots of stress and inconvenience to them. People turn up late, sometimes cancel at the last minute to re-arrange or change their mind about the home. The tip is to enjoy your home as normal. If the viewing is being accompanied, then the agent will do the initial introductions and then get on with the job at hand. The owner has the expert knowledge on their own home and sometimes it is very handy if they are around.