1. Consider renting
Sometimes house sales can be a lengthier process because they seller hasn’t found another house to buy yet. If you are selling your home and are looking for a quick sale, ask yourself whether you can move quickly once the sale goes through. As today’s market benefits buyers the most, you should definitely consider other options when selling your home. If you do not have another house bought when someone offers to buy your house, you could consider renting a house or an apartment for a while in order to help your sale go through more quickly and easily. This will also help you when you come to buying your next house, as you will have the cash to be a cash buyer which will also make that a quicker process. If you have to rent a place that is smaller, consider putting your extra possessions into storage until you find a more permanent living situation.
It can be a lengthy process getting all necessary paperwork in order to sell your home, so try to prepare this early on, before offers start coming in. You should have a recent mortgage statement, and if you have it, a mortgage redemption certificate. Also gather any paperwork such as invoices, for work done like plumbing, repairs and so on, on the property.
3. Be up front about any problems
If you house is in need of some repairs, or has any structural damage, including mold or leaks, or if you have difficult neighbours, then be honest with your buyers from the beginning. These issues will be seen by surveyors and solicitors, and may delay the sale of your house. If you are up front about any issues that could cause a delay, they can be dealt with early in the piece, and lessens the risk of losing your potential buying. You may be able to find a solution to these problems by discussing them with the buyer before reaching the completion of the sale.
There may be furnishings or appliances in your home that you do not want to take with you when you sell. This could include items in the house, such as tables, chairs, fridges, washing machines and so on, or bigger items such as garden sheds, or children\’s pay equipment. If you plan on selling or thrashing these items, consider offering them to your potential buyer at a low price to sweeten the deal. People love bargains, and you may find that they are after a few things for their new house anyway. If you can sell these items to them, then it is a win-win for both of you.
5. Be different
When buying a home, people will take a lot of time and look at a lot of house before deciding what is right for them and what they will buy. Try to find a way to make your house stand out from the crowd so that they choose yours over the hundreds or thousands of others on the market. Have a look on Rightmore or Zoopla for properties that are similar to yours, taking not of the descriptions and the photos of the homes. How can you make yours look or sound more appealing? Consider making some cosmetic changes or redesign some of your rooms to try and help your house sell quicker and maybe even for more money.