Once you have decided to sell your property, look at it from
the point of view of the buyer.
Look at the property critically and create a clean, pleasant
environment that will suit the majority of tastes. Those
coming to view the property will try and imagine themselves
living in it.
The first impression is very important. Make sure the lawn is
mown, outside is tidy, clean the windows, touch up paintwork.
Inside, the property must be clean and not cluttered. Consider
repainting those colours which may be loud and not everyone's
taste. Finish off those DIY jobs that may have been there for
some time. Be realistic about the price you are asking and be
flexible about viewing times.
Steps in the Selling Process.
The first step is to select an auctioneer / estate agent.
Your property will then be measured, photographed and
described with viewings in mind.
Space and light are very important – open all curtains and
Have the property looking its best.
Wash & put away dishes & laundry.
Get rid of any strong / lingering odours (pets, etc)
Ensure the house is warm.
Once you receive an offer, you can start negotiating. Take
your time and do not be rushed by the buyers. Consider all
aspects of the sale, deciding whether you want to negotiate on
the price, timescale for exchanging contracts, and what else
you may want to include in the sale price such as fixtures &
Once you have accepted an offer you should start preparing to
exchange contracts. You are under no obligation to sell until
you exchange contracts. However once contracts are exchanged
and signed you are then legally obliged to sell the property.
The moving date can be decided between you and the buyer.
Leave the property in a good condition, cleaned and ready to
welcome the new occupants.