Seven Ways a Prepared Seller Can Speed Up a Sale

Seven Ways a Prepared Seller Can Speed Up a Sale

Sales Sarah Mains 25th August 2021

In this two-minute read, we look at how sellers can fast-track property transactions.

 

We’ve all heard horror stories about property sales that drag on for months or even years, leaving the seller frustrated and frazzled.

 

But the sales you don’t hear much about are the ones that rattle through quite efficiently without any drama.

 

As a seller, you can’t control every element of the process, but you can influence the progress of a transaction.

 

By being proactive and accepting that selling a home takes a little effort and energy, you can minimise delays.

 

Here’s how to speed up the sale of your home.

 

Declutter

A home that is piled high with boxes and bric-a-brac is a turn-off for buyers. Have a good clear-out and put bulky items in storage (or take them to the tip). Decluttering will allow you to market your property at its best – and achieve the maximum possible price.

 

Have a good clean

Roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing or get professionals in to help. Either way, make sure your home is sparkling clean from top to bottom.

 

General repairs 

Fix wonky fences, broken cupboards, and dripping taps. Address all minor maintenance issues before you show buyers around.

 

Dress your property

Present your home so that it appeals to your target market. For example, if you’re marketing your property as having a home office, set the relevant space up with a computer, keyboard, desk, and chair.

 

Choose a solicitor

Instruct a solicitor (ideally one recommended to you by your estate agent, as they will have the most up-to-date knowledge and experience). Knowing who you will use for conveyancing will save time later in the process.

 

Be prompt with paperwork

Expect your estate agent to ask you to fill out a property information questionnaire detailing your home’s features, recent building works, etc. Meanwhile, your solicitor will need to see ID (as part of their anti-money laundering checks) along with deeds, notices, and lease information. Provide all relevant documents and complete all paperwork swiftly.

 

Be flexible

Once your property is on the market, respond to queries promptly. Whether it’s your estate agent, solicitor, or the buyer’s surveyor, be as efficient and amenable as possible.

 

Want more advice on achieving the best possible price for your home? Talk to us here at Sarah Mains Residential.

 

   
 

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