How To Sell Your Home This Autumn
The market has slowed down and there are less buyers around at the moment due to Brexit concerns and the unpredictable housing market. However, with the right approach you can still maximise the profits to be made on selling your home.
The Right Agent
Do your research to ensure you have a committed agent who carries the sale right through from offer to completion. This starts at the very first enquiries when an experienced agent will know how to vet potential buyers. Once an offer has been made it is wise to proceed quickly to ensure the sale goes through smoothly. Mr & Mrs Robertson from Leicester were glad they chose us for their sale. They said: “having found us a buyer, you patiently dealt with a complicated chain which broke once and threatened to do so again… you followed progress up and down the chain, you kept all parties in the loop and finally you brought home a sale…”
The Right Price
If you price too low or too high, you could lose potential buyers. Many High Street agents will inflate the selling price of your home in order to get you to sign up with them. Many have exclusive contracts, and once you have signed up with them, and after a few weeks on the market at an unrealistic price, the agent will then ask you to consider reducing the price and as the seller is now locked into the contact, the agent still gets their 1-2% commission. This is why at Edward Giles online we don’t inflate prices, and nor do we lock customers into a long-term contract. We believe in pricing a property realistically from the outset. Tracey from Teddington said: “local competitors undervalued our property by 10% because they didn’t see the potential that Jamie saw in the layout of the property. They gave a complete post-offer service, chasing solicitors and keeping all parties up-to-date on progress. Most importantly they listened and provided a point of sanity when things got stressful. I will use them again.”
The Right Technology
With recent changes in technology revolutionising the industry, more and more sellers are realising that you can save thousands of pounds by selling your home with an online estate agent rather than a traditional High Street agent. An experience online agent such as Edward Giles Online can offer the same service as a traditional agency, but at only a fraction of the price as they don’t have the overheads of a High Street chain so don’t need to charge 1-2% in needless commission. Here at Edward Giles Online we are convinced of the importance of saving on unnecessary fees, but without cutting back on service. Our most popular sales option is £495 with nothing more to pay. John Everitt from Hampton saved over £10,000 by using Edward Giles online recently. He said: “Based on my sad experience of the ineffectiveness of an established local estate agent who would have cost me £11,250 (incl. VAT) had they been successful in selling our house within the timeframe they assured me they would, I would advise anyone marketing their property to “TRY EDWARD GILES FIRST”.
The Right Look
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: De-clutter, de-clutter, de-clutter! First impressions count for everything when selling your home. You have to de-clutter to remove all your personal items and trinkets. Fix anything that is broken. If you can, stretch to a fresh coat of paint. And don’t forget the garden and that all important Kerb Appeal! In today’s chilly climate you want to give potential buyers a warm welcome to ensure they have a great first impression of your property and can potentially see themselves living there.