A buyer has to be able to visualize the space as their own. A clear canvas is easier to paint on.
If these are left undone, buyers may magnify the potential costs of work required and make low offers. Surveyors can also pick up on small things and this can lead to less positive reports.
First impressions count and many applicants will walk past a property or do a drive-by prior to book viewings. Create a positive impression at this stage will lead to more viewings.
We live in the real world and buyers understand that it may not be possible to immaculately present a home at all times. However, do everything practical to make your home stand out, especially when your agent is photographing and preparing details. It’s not just down to you though.
Your asking price is like bait. Too high and you will experience a lack of viewings and a protracted sale. Too low and you will attract many buyers but not achieve the highest price. Ensure your estate agent has the experience and local knowledge to give accurate advice and backs tis up with hard evidence of the sales they have achieved in your area.
Display a For Sale board and accommodate viewings from good buyers, even at short notice when possible. This creates the maximum number of sales opportunities.
Selling is always a big commitment, ensure you know your next step. This will speed up the process when you agree a sale.
Having a property to purchase can in some instances make the difference selling and not selling. It can also assist in facilitating a smooth transaction.
You are paying them to sell your property, ensure that they advertise your property across all media and have a proactive sales team directly promoting your property to buyers. Make sure trained staff are available to conduct viewings, feedback to you promptly and that these staff are skilled at encouraging offers and have the local knowledge on the property market.
Speak to your bank or a whole-of-market mortgage adviser. As them to explain all the costs that you are likely to incur, find out how much you can borrow and ensure repayments are affordable. We always advise to speak to a few advisors to see if better deals are available and compare the products
You can decide on your preferred locations, property types and priorities but it’s a good idea to be flexible at this stage. You will probably have to make compromises when choosing your new home. If certain criteria’s are non-negotiable, be sure you are clear in your mind what these are. We always advise to have a look at a few types of properties before ruling features out.
It is important to build relations, don’t just rely on the internet, the best property for you could have been sold before it appears on the portals. That telephone call from an estate agent who is aware of your requirements could help secure you to the perfect home. They may also be prepared to canvas areas and house styles of particular interest to you, once they understand what you are looking for.
You will take in far more detail second time round. Walk around the immediate vicinity; you can get a far better feel for an area on foot and also visit at different times of day. You may even wish to speak to the neighbours to find out what they think of the area and what they are like.
Buying a property is a big commitment. Ensure you no question marks in the property you are interested in purchasing. How long has it been on the market? Has there been a lot of interest or offers? What is the minimum the vendor will accept? You may not get definitive answers but you may not get clues that are useful when it comes to deciding how much to offer.
You will be entering a complex transaction, it is important to highlight determination, do so providing your offer in writing giving evidence of your ability to purchase and all the information needed to proceed.