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5 Ways you could hinder your sale

So you’ve made the big decision to sell your home, once you’ve appointment Redmayne Miller Rees as your Estate Agent and your property is on the market there’s nothing left for you to do right? Wrong! Although our experienced team will be conducting your viewings and begin negotiations with potential buyers there are still a few things that you can do to prevent any unnecessary obstacles. To ensure that you take advantage of each and every viewing and help the process of selling run smoothly be aware of these five things that could hinder your sale.


Is your home appropriately staged?

From marketing your property on our website, Rightmove and Zoopla we will arrange viewings with potential buyers who are interested in purchasing your property but in turn your home will need to be appropriately staged. To help your property get the right attention you should consider implementing effective staging strategies before each viewing, these include decluttering and depersonalising each room, ensuring each room is well lit and letting fresh air flow through your home. An un-staged property can mean potential buyers make the wrong first impression of your home rather than allowing them to visualise themselves living there.


Are you prepared to be flexible?

Like you, potential buyers will also have very busy lives meaning that they have to arrange viewings around their work, children and spare time. If you’re not available and flexible as to when we can schedule in viewings you could be missing out on a potential sale. If your hectic schedule makes it difficult to schedule viewings we suggest that you leave a spare key with us to show potential buyers around even when you’re not home. We will never show up unexpected but by being flexible and available means you will receive the maximum amount of viewings.


Do you know where your paperwork is?

While your agent is busy working hard to negotiate your sale you should begin to prepare your paperwork to avoid any unnecessary delays. These documents include proof of identity, property deeds and certificates. If you have had any building or electrical work completed you will need to provide the appropriate certificates to your buyer's solicitors, you may have put these in a ‘safe place’ which can often get forgotten or lost in the flurry of selling your home.


Are your finances in order?

Aside from assuring your mortgage is in place for your new home you must have a solicitor or licensed conveyancer and an EPC to sell your home. You may also want to think about the cost of the agency fees and removal costs for when you actually move. Being prepared means that you can prevent any delays and know what to budget for the sale of your property.


Are you ready to be proactive?

Last but certainly not least is being proactive with all communication with your agent and solicitor. During the sale of your house you will receive many phone calls and emails from arranging viewings to finalising the purchase. To prevent any problems you should always aim to reply as soon as possible, if you have listened to our previous tips you will be prepared and proactive for a smooth sale!

While we work our magic you can take care of these potential problems to ensure they don’t hinder your sale. For a free property appraisal with no obligation to help you understand where you fit within the current market place contact our team on 01223 811101.