What should I consider before selling my home?
What is MY HOUSE worth?
How to begin selling your home and what you should do before you begin:
Whether you’re thinking of selling or letting out your property, the first step is to find out how much it is worth in the current marketplace. Here’s How…
What is your current situation?
You may have lived in your current house for 3 years, 5 years, 10 years or even longer? Have you been spending time refurbishing your property during the recent lockdown? Had you been looking to upgrade, upsize or even downsize in 2021? How quickly do you need to move? All these things may have an influence.
As a starting point, you’ll want to check what the current value of your home is and how it may have changed over the time you have lived there. So it makes sense to do this before making decisions about your onward purchase.
HOW TO BEGIN SELLING YOUR HOME
Find out what your house is currently worth.
Our FREE instant valuation tool is a great starting point for finding out your home’s approx value… and best of all it’s quick & easy to use!
You will now have an idea of what your house is worth… but what next?
Between looking at the sales history of your home and seeing how the value has altered over time, together with tracking your own home (and others you may be interested in) this will give you a sharper picture of what you could sensibly achieve for your property.
Looking at your current situation and affordability, will give you a clearer picture of what you can afford when searching for your onward purchase.
How to begin selling your home.
Once you have made a decision to move and have an approximate idea of what your house maybe worth, the next step is to contact a local estate agent for a more accurate value.
Their Valuer, will pop out and give you a closer indication of what your property could potentially achieve in the current property market. They should also run through comparable properties in your locality and explain their terms and conditions and selling fee. Remember to ask your agent questions up front and gain a feel if you would be happy for them to handle your sale.
Feel free to contact the Team at SEDGE on Spalding 01775 713888 to book an appointment with our Valuer Scott Walker to pop out and visit you. We offer a FREE No Obligation Home Valuation, and Scott will explain the best approach to selling your property in the timescales your require.
Having got a feel for your local estate agent and discussed their Success Rate, Selling Fee, T&Cs and asked all the relevant questions, for example; are you open 7 days a week? do you offer free photography? can you offer us a free floorplan? do we need to pay anything upfront? or who do you suggest for an EPC certificate? Has your agency won any awards recently? How best do you think we should sell our home? Do you know the local area well?
Then the final stage is to agree on a sensible ASKING PRICE, arrange for photos and get your brochure created.
Sellers will more likely to find a buyer if their FIRST asking price is realistic
You are now ready to market your property!
Declutter, clean! and stage your house ready for potential viewings and speak to your chosen agent, who will be happy to advise you further on how to prepare for your first viewing. Sedge can conduct viewings on your behalf if this is something you would prefer us to do upon instruction.
READY TO SELL YOUR HOUSE?
Why choose Sedge Estate Agents of Spalding?
Defined By Our Service
We understand moving home represents a huge transition in the life of you & your family. Often one that ends up being a journey of mixed emotions.
With our support & marketing experience, we will be striving to get your house Sold for as close to the asking price as possible and in the shortest possible time frame.
We’ll listen to your requirements & work within this remit.
Your complete satisfaction after all is what will earn us future referrals!
Sedge Keep It Simple
Our Team is made up of a small group of professional, experienced and friendly staff, who are all able to support, guide and advise you throughout the residential sales process. From taking your initial enquiry, valuing your property, actively marketing your house, undertaking viewings, negotiating & substantiating all offers, liaising with conveyancing solicitors and monitoring the chain progress, right through to exchange and completion.
With over 25+ years successfully selling properties in the Spalding area, we are your local property agent.