Tips For First Time Vendors

12th December 2019

Tips For First Time Vendors

There is a lot of advice for first-time buyers, but not as much is said about first-time vendors. Selling a property for the first time is a challenging process, particularly if you are combining this process with buying a home. At Merrys Estate Agents, we are pleased to say we have helped many Northampton vendors sell their home. If you are selling property for the first time, contact us, and we will be happy to help.

Make sure your home is ready

Even if you are selling a property for the first time, it isn’t an entirely new process. Think about what sort of home, and the condition of the property you were looking for when you bought the house. This is a good starting point to bear in mind because you need to ensure your home is ready for the sales process.

Carry out all repair work, make the home look as appealing as possible, and declutter the house. You need to make a positive first impression, and the more you improve the standard of your home, the more likely it is you will appeal to a buyer. Even before you officially start the sales process, it is helpful to make your home as attractive as possible.

Instruct a suitable estate agent

The estate agent who helps you sell your home has a massive role to play in how painless the process is. Ask friends and family members or recommendations, and research your options. Look for online reviews, and once you have narrowed down your choices, speak to the estate agents.

At Merrys Estate Agents, we are more than happy to speak to Northampton homeowners who are considering selling their property. We have considerable experience in the local market, and we have helped many local vendors connect with buyers.

We believe local knowledge is essential in the property market, and this is something we offer, so contact us to find out how we can help you sell your home.

Have your home valued

You must set an accurate value on your property. If the value is too low, you will attract buyers, but you may lose out on money. If the value is too high, you may struggle to attract buyers to the property.

The value of your home is connected to the size and condition of your property, but many other factors shape the value of your property. The levels of supply and demand in the local area affect property prices, as does the level of amenities and facilities on offer.

It is always best to instruct an agent with excellent local knowledge to value your home. A local agent understands the local market and can make a more informed decision on the value of your property.

You should also consider the following steps in selling your home:

·         You must have an Energy Performance Certificate when selling your home

·         You should enlist the services of a recommended solicitor

·         Be patient when it comes to offers, and thoroughly evaluate all (or any) offers you receive

·         Know what you need to facilitate your next move and be flexible when negotiating

If you are selling your home in Northampton, you need help from a local agent. Contact Merrys Estate Agents today, and we will be more than happy to assist you during the sales process. We can also arrange a valuation for your home, so get in touch to start the sales process.