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Avoiding pitfalls in the process of selling a house

The process of selling a house can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time. At Fardella & Bell, we understand that this is likely one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll ever make, and it’s certainly not something you do every day.

If you’ve never sold a property before, it’s likely you’ll have a lot of questions. Rest assured that no question is too big, small or silly. Whatever’s on your mind, it’s likely we’ve heard it before – and we’re here with you every step of the way to provide guidance, support and friendly solutions.

With that said, we’ve put together our top tips to help simplify the process of selling a house. 

 

How to simplify the process of selling a house…

1) Choose the right estate agent.

You might think we’re biased, but it only takes listening to a few horror stories to know otherwise. Selecting the right estate agent is crucial to simplifying the process of selling your house. A reliable and experienced agent will help you navigate the complexities of the property market, guiding you through the process as smoothly as possible. 

You should look for an agent with a strong track record, positive reviews, and extensive local knowledge. The right agent will care about your story and want to get you the best results while simultaneously being honest and transparent with you.

If you’re looking for a list of what to avoid when selecting your Estate Agent – our previous blog post here has some of the biggest red flags to look out for.

Choose wisely!

 

2) Get the price right.

Secondly, pricing your property from the start is essential. Whilst overpricing generally leads to your property sitting on the market for a long time (think…stale bread) – underpricing can result in significant financial loss. 

But fear not – there is a sweet spot. 

To find the right price for your property, it’s imperative to research similar properties in your local area and consult with your experienced Estate Agent for their expert opinion. If they’re a reputable Estate Agent, they’ll help you take into account factors such as location, property size, condition and market trends to help you determine an appropriate listing price. 

Whilst the detriment of underpricing the value of your home may be obvious, many people underestimate the disastrous nature of overpricing your property. Check out our previous blog here for more insight. 

 

3) Setting the stage: first impressions count.

Our next point worth noting is that first impressions are incredibly important when you’re looking to sell a house. Ensuring your home looks welcoming and inviting during photography sessions and house viewings is an almost guaranteed way to ensure your home sells faster. 

Our top tips for getting the first impression right: 

Professional photography – In today’s digital age, potential buyers often start their property search online. High-quality photos create a strong first impression and help your listing stand out among the competition. 

De-clutter – Before your photography session or before a house viewing, declutter your space and remove excessively personal items from display. This allows potential buyers to visualise themselves living in the property.

Highlight your home’s best features – We often get so used to seeing our own home that we forget to look at things with a fresh pair of eyes. Does your property have any striking features you could highlight more effectively? Can you arrange any furniture or decor to draw attention to the most attractive features? If you’re not sure, think about any large windows, fireplaces and unique architectural details you may have.

Enhance your curb appeal – Finally, the exterior of your property is the first thing potential buyers see, so it’s wise to make sure it’s well-maintained and inviting. If you can: cut the grass, tidy the bins and ensure the entrance is clean and welcoming. 

All of these things may sound trivial, but by investing a little time and effort into ensuring your property feels warm and inviting, you’ll ultimately simplify the process of selling your house. At Fardella & Bell, we prioritise professional photography for each of our clients – which ensures you’re well on your way to a successful sale. 

4) Be flexible with viewing times.

The final point on our list of how to simplify the process of selling a house, is having a flexible approach to viewing times. Yes, it’s that simple!

Potential buyers often have busy schedules, and the more accommodating you can be, the better the chances of you attracting interested parties. 

Bonus tip: During property viewings, try and give potential buyers the space and time they need to explore your property. Be available to answer any questions they may have, but avoid hovering or being overly intrusive as they check out your property. 

So there you have it. That’s just a handful of our top tips for helping you to simplify the process of selling a house. For more bespoke advice and guidance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our fantastic team.

Why choose Fardella & Bell to assist you in the process of selling a house?

Here at Fardella & Bell – we get it. Deciding to put your property onto the market is a daunting decision. We’re here to make the process of selling a house as stress-free, straightforward and simple as possible for you. 

 Our team genuinely care about each of our clients, and we pride ourselves on transparency, passion and integrity. 

If you’ve got any questions about the process of selling a house or putting your home onto the market – give us a ring on 01282 968 668 or get in touch here!