If you’ve found the home of your dreams and need to sell your existing property quickly, our top tips will have you into your dream home before you know it!
- Make sure your property is looking its best before you put it on the market
You want potential buyers to walk into your property and fall in love with it, rather than walking in to it and mentally making a list of all the work they’re going to need to do to it, so make sure your property’s looking its best before you even pick up the phone to an estate agent. Finish off any niggling DIY jobs, get your carpets cleaned and freshen up your paintwork to ensure potential buyers feel the ‘wow’ factor when they walk through the door. It’s also a good idea to declutter the property to maximise the space available, and try to minimise any overly-personal décor.
- Do your research when it comes to estate agents
Different estate agents cover different geographical areas and specialise in different types of property, so look at similar properties that have sold nearby and who the vendor used to market the property. It can be tempting to simply go with the cheapest estate agent, but that’s often a costly mistake in terms of how long it takes to sell the property – good estate agents charge a premium because they get the job done, so make sure you pick the estate agent with the expertise to secure a buyer for your property.
- Price your property realistically
If you’re looking for a quick property sale, you need to be realistic about the price you hope to achieve. Most often estate agent suggests an asking price significantly above the price he expects the property to achieve, in order to ‘test’ the market and see what interest/feedback they receive. If you want to achieve a quick sale, ask the estate agent what price you should put the property on the market at in order to achieve a sale in 4-6 weeks and position your property accordingly.
- Consider a cash home buyer
If you want a quick sale in order to secure a dream property, the only way to guarantee a quick sale is to use a cash home buyer, who could have the cash in your bank account within as little as 7 days, or time the sale of you existing property with when your new property is ready to move into. Make yourself a chain-free buyer but selling your existing property to a cash home buyer will make you a very attractive buyer and help you to secure your dream property ahead of other, less-proceedable buyers.