For those who have never sold a home before, it can be a daunting and stressful process. But top tips on how to do it right are in short supply when compared with advice for first-time buyers. At Tepilo we've contributed towards putting that right with the list below, which will help first-time sellers get the best possible price for their property.
The most important step when it comes to selling your home is to choose the agent that is right for you. In this day and age, the vast majority of property searches are started online, usually on one of the big portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. As such, you need a very clear presence on these sites to widen your reach and give yourself the best chance of selling. At Tepilo we can guarantee this as we advertise your property on all the major portals, making sure it receives nationwide exposure.
A good agent will help to market your property effectively and will do all they can to support you from the moment you put your house on the market through to completion. Our dedicated sales managers provide this service – they will be there with you every step of the way.
Keep it neutral
When a would-be buyer views your home they will want to imagine themselves living there at some point in the future. This is much less likely if your house is full to brim with clutter and quirky knick knacks, or packed full of personal items. Depersonalising and de-cluttering will help shine a light on your property's best attributes and therefore improve your chances of selling.
Utilise the web
If you're selling for the first time, you may well be upsizing from a starter home to somewhere a bit bigger. If this is the case, your main target market will probably be first-time buyers in their twenties and early thirties. This tech-savvy demographic, more than any other, will be browsing for property on their tablets, smartphones and laptops, which means a considerable internet presence once again becomes of vital importance.
A picture really can paint a thousand words. It can also help to sell your property. Professional, top-quality photographs will show off your property at its best, increasing the number of viewings you get and, in turn, increasing your chances of pushing through a sale.
Price it right
Buyers might be put off by an asking price that is too high. By the same token, if you price too low, you risk short-changing yourself. This is where our valuation tool comes in very handy, giving you a free, fast and accurate valuation of your property's current market value.
Generally speaking, would-be buyers tend to be busy and time-poor, particularly if they live in a major city or town. With this in mind, added flexibility when it comes to viewings will be welcomed. This doesn't mean you should accept unreasonable or excessive demands – a viewing at, say, 6am or 11.30pm – but you should attempt to be accommodating where possible.
We can arrange viewings for you, taking away the stress and strain of this sometimes time-consuming and awkward task. That allows you to get on with preparing for the viewing itself, where you can sell your home with a passionate and well-balanced sales pitch.
At Sarah Beeny’s Tepilo we fully manage your sale from the day it goes on the market until completion and we are committed to getting you the best possible price for your property.
If you would like more information about buying and selling with us, please contact us on 0844 3878377 or 01702 870878. Our team is available on the phone 24/7 if you need any support or have any queries. For a free valuation of your property, click here.