Top tips for sellers
Follow these simple tips to making selling your home as easy, and stress free as possible.
1. Make sure your property is perfectly presented
Is your property presented in the best possible way- would some quick fixes showcase it at its best? Think about doing a new lick of paint, or buying a cover for a tired looking couch, simple changes could add value and interest to your property.
2. Choose an agent that advertises on Rightmove
To reach the biggest property audience in the UK make sure your agent advertises your property on Rightmove. With the majority of home-movers turning to Rightmove first, you will be getting your property in front of the most engaged buyers, who send more email and phone enquiries than through any other portal. Find a Rightmove agent now.
3. Pull together the ultimate listing
Help your agent pull together the ultimate listing. Speak with them about why you fell in love with the property so they can incorporate this insight into your property descriptions. Remember you know the property the best so share quirky and compelling features that will help your property stand out. In addition when the agent comes to take photos give the house a good clean and de-clutter. Photos are key to your listings on Rightmove so make sure they capture the place at its best.
4. January is a good time to sell
The start of the year is a traditionally busy time in the housing market, and during January 2014 Rightmove saw unprecedented levels of website traffic. If you’re thinking about selling in the near future talk with your agent about getting your property on the market before the end of the year to take advantage of the January surge.
5. Sign up to instant alerts
To see what other properties are selling for and how they are presented in your area, sign up for Rightmove’s free property instant alerts. Think about whether your property will stand out from the competition and whether it is priced correctly. Use Rightmove’s House Prices section to set your expectations.
6. Clear up and out for viewings
First impressions count – when potential buyers walk into your property don’t let a dirty kitchen or messy bathroom put them off. Give your property a thorough clean from top to bottom. Think about whether taking pets out for the day might also help.