Moving home can be stressful and you will want the process to be as seamless as possible. One way of taking some of the pressure off is to ensure you receive the best price for your property. Selling for less will leave you feeling frustrated and wishing you had done your research before agreeing to sell.
How do I know how much my home is worth?
Visit a range of property portals and search for similar shapes and sizes of homes to your own. This will help you better understand how much it is worth. Compare like for like. For example, don’t compare a similar property in a poor condition with your own, if your home is in top condition, both structurally and cosmetically. The asking prices of properties can often be as much as five per cent above the actual sold price, so it’s important to bear this in mind when specifying a figure.
How do I set an asking price?
If you see a property that appeals to you then you will want to complete the sale fairly quickly. If you pitch your price slightly below properties of a similar shape, size and condition, this is a good starting point. Always look at what’s currently on the market. If there are plenty of similar homes then the property may have to be lowered or stand out from the crowd through photographs and videos on the selling agent’s website. Think about its key features, such as a converted loft, sizeable gardens, a rear extension, driveway parking, a new kitchen or bathroom, or a good south facing site.
Should I call in the professionals?
A surveyor’s job is to value properties so they will have the expertise to advise. Furthermore, the advice they give will be totally impartial. It is certainly worth the fee and indeed, it is money well spent, to ensure you get the best price for your home. If you require a building survey London has a range of professionals to help you get the job done. When faced with a building survey London professionals have all the expertise and knowledge. With more and more people on the move, My London shows what £250,000 can buy in the various zones, and if you require a building survey London is home to many.
Make sure your home is presentable before viewings
Make sure your home is clean and ready for every viewing. Tidy toys away and illuminate the home if it is dark. Some homeowners like to book their viewings together at the weekend as this gives the impression that there is good competition. After all, you will want your home to be the winner.