It looks like exciting times for the homeowner with itchy feet: the housing market’s looking buoyant, with demand far outstripping supply (they say).
The economy’s on the up, interest rates are still at a historic low – it’s a perfect time to sell your home! Pretty much wherever in the country your home is, there are buyers panting to take it off your hands.
Selling Your Home Isn’t A Simple Choice
When you sell your home, you will also probably need to buy another – unless you don’t mind renting for a while. If you move around a lot owning a home can definitely tie you down and renting is a much more flexible way to live.
There is also the consideration that if you decide not to sell, you free up a lot of cash that can be spent on revitalising your existing home. Just to sell your home the costs can easily reach over £20,000 – this includes stamp duty, estate agent’s fees, legal fees and the cost of removals. Continually moving house is a very costly habit, and staying put might be more sensible – and who knows, once you’ve got your house in tip-top order you might fall in love with it again!
But you’ve thought about it: you need more – or less – space and you need – or don’t need any longer – to be handy for local schools. You really do want to move away from – or to – the city, and you have to have – or have had enough of – a large garden. You’ve watched the video about selling your home in the conveyancing pages of Cunningtons.co.uk, and now it’s time to make sure you sell your home for the most money. So what steps do you take, and whose tips do you listen to?
We’ve looked at a number of property-selling guides and put them together with an example of one of our clients to come up with what we think is a definitive guide to getting the most from selling your home in 2015.
Top Guides For Selling Your Home
There are some very useful guides to take you through what you should do to increase the selling price of your home.
There are also some ‘tips’ from those who clearly have a vested interest in how you approach the sale – so reader beware!
We’ve looked at guides from Rightmove, Zoopla, The Daily Mail, HomeOwnersAlliance, Sarah Beany - even The Mirror has a ‘hot’ tip to sell your home successfully. We’ve also added the US website HGTV for an international slant.
All this is compared to the actual steps that were taken by a Cunningtons client to secure a healthy sale on a 2-bedroom flat in Hove in December 2014. There’s nothing like an actual case study to put all the expert advice into perspective!
Tune in to the next post to see what steps you should follow to make the most from your most valuable asset …
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