January 10, 2023
Russell Braiden

How to Sell Your House

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How to Sell Your House

Are you moving home? Follow our top tips to help get ready for the big move.

Moving Home

Moving home is always a big decision regardless of what stage of life you are in. Whether you are moving out of the city to be closer to nature, or for work/ family reasons, getting keys to your new home is an exhilarating prospect. As exciting as this time may be, it can also bring about the potential of feeling incredibly stressed. Once you have reached the checkpoint of putting your property on the market there comes more decisions to make. From finding the right buyer for your home to dealing with the legalities that comes with selling. Transparent Mortgage Services are here to help by offering a useful step-by-step guide for moving home.

What are our Top Tips for Moving Home?

Get moved into your new home in no time with our moving tips.

1. Get your paperwork in order

Moving property involves a lot of paperwork. Ensure you have all your important documents in order, such as your mortgage offer, proof of income, ID, as well as any other information relating to the sale of your property. This will be paperwork relating to estate agent contracts.

2. Find a trusted solicitor or conveyancer

Now that you have your paperwork organised you will need to find a good solicitor or conveyancer to assist you with the sale or purchase of your property. They will assist you with all the legal aspects throughout the duration of the transaction. Helpful note - it is always worth speaking with a few different firms to acquire a variety of quotes before you make your decision.

3. Get your home valued by a professional

Get your property valued by a professional surveyor in order to arm yourself with the right information. This will allow you to negotiate effectively with prospective buyers. You will be provided with a detailed report on how much your property is worth.

4. Find the right estate agent

Once you are ready to sell your home it's time to put your property on the market. Hire the right estate agent who has experience in selling homes like yours. Finding someone knowledgeable in the right area means they should be able to offer helpful advice on marketing and pricing in relation to your home.

5. Decide on a realistic sale price

When it comes to setting the price of your home, draw on the information you have gathered from your house valuation and estate agent. This will help you decide on a realistic price point, which is important as overpricing your home is likely to put off potential buyers.

6. Get your home viewing ready

You have now set a price and your property is on the market. The next step is preparing your home for viewings. Start with decluttering, cleaning and making any necessary home improvements.

7. Prepare yourself for handling viewings and offers

Once the viewings commence you need to ensure you are prepared and your home is available to show people around, often at short notice. Receiving your first offer can be exciting but make sure you consider it carefully before you make a decision. If you aren't 100% happy with the offer you can negotiate with the buyer to see if they will meet your requirements or look for another buyer.

8. Exchange contracts and prepare to move out

Congratulations you have accepted an offer! Now it's time to exchange contracts. Exchanging contracts is a legal agreement between the buyer and you. This confirms that the sale of your property is now legally binding.

After you have exchanged contracts and the sale has been confirmed you can begin packing up your belongings and arrange for them to be moved to your new property. Once you are fully moved out you can hand the keys over to the new owners and enjoy your new home.

Find the Right Mortgage for Your New Home With Transparent Mortgage Services

Thinking of buying your dream home? Our experienced mortgage brokers are here to help you find the right mortgage . We have access to the entire UK mortgage market to find the best deal that is suitable to your circumstances. Get in contact today to find out more. Give us a call on 01424 444 597 or email us at info@tms-fs.co.uk.

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