Choosing the best Estate Agent for you
Selling a property can be a stressful business. However, choosing the right Estate Agent will help to keep stress to a minimum. With our uniquely located high profile office in Cabot Circus we offer you marketing exposure like no other agent can. Mix this with our state of the art website and high profile on-line advertising we will pull in maximum viewings to help you achieve the maximum price.
Read full property articles, not just the headlines.
There are constant articles with conflicting reports of house prices rising and falling - all at the same time! Why? Basically, not all articles are based on the same information. Some reports are biased towards the north of the country and other to the south. Some are based on actual sold prices while other s are based on asking prices for example. An experienced local high street agent will be able to talk through all of this 'noise'.
How's your kerb appeal
Most buyers do 'drive bys' of properties they are interested in, so if yours isn't up to scratch they will drive on by and not bother to book that all important viewing. Your estate agent will be able to give you some pointers help make that all important first impression.
Too much 'stuff' will make your home feel smaller than it actually is. So, put as items you don't regularly use away to create the feeling of a light and spacious attractive room. If you have decorate din a very personal style consider toning these down with some neutral shades.
Some buyers are looking for the tiniest of reasons to try and negotiate you down on price, so take care of all the minor jobs. Change any blown lightbulbs and clean the windows etc.
What is the room for?
Help potential buyers see themselves living in the property, so show each room to it highlight its purpose. Have beds in bedrooms and dining tables in dining rooms rather than just using them as storage.
Give your buyers some space
When potential buyers come to view your property, let them view the house with your estate agent - its what you are paying us to do! Also, most buyers will not want to discuss potential changes to your property if you are within earshot in case they offend you. These discussions are all part of viewers 'seeing' themselves living in the property.
Gardens are another room
Treat your outside spaces as though they were part of the living accommodation. Cut the grass and trim the hedges. If you have a balcony, does it need power washing and some new pot plants?
Who's the best buyer
Once you are in receipt of offers you need to choose who to proceed with. Again, your estate agent will be on hand to help you decided who is the best buyer for you, taking into consideration not only the amount of the offer but also the buyers position and timescales.
To assist you in your move you will not only need to employ the services of your local estate agent. There are solicitors, surveyors and removal companied to consider. An experienced, local estate agent who has been regularly helping people move locally will no doubt know the most suitable professional to recommend, so ask them the questions.