The simple guide to selling your house

Here at Property Sold we are the experts in property sales throughout the Solihull area; however, we understand that the sales process is not easy for everyone.

This is why we have put together our simple guide to selling your house. It gives you all the top tips on every aspect of the process, helping you to ensure that you have everything in place and can sell your property quickly and with minimal hassle.

The valuation

One of the first stages of the sale process is instructing an estate agent to come out to the property and ascertain how much it can be worth. They will take a look around your property and will add the condition with the current prices in the area to put together a price that you can expect to receive if it goes on the market.

The listing

Once you have decided on your estate agent it will be down to them to create a listing advertising the property. They will collect a variety of photos throughout the home and also create a brochure containing all the relevant details for prospective buyers. The estate agent will also be responsible for arranging viewings of the property and liaising with prospective buyers at the early stages.

The viewings

When it comes to selling your property the viewings are key. They allow interested buyers a close up view of the property and the chance to see how it feels and fits in with what they are looking for.

If you want to sell your home, then you will need to ensure that it looks its best during these viewings. Make sure it is clean, tidy and if you have the time then why not give some of the tired looking walls a lick or two of paint?

The offer

If all goes well and someone likes the look of your property, then they will make an offer on it. This offer is the amount that the buyer is prepared to pay for your property. It will initially be given to you verbally, before being confirmed in writing. Any special considerations will be taken into account and these will need to be agreed by you both.

Exchanging contracts

If you are happy with the offer that has been given to you then it is time to accept it! You will need to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf; they are responsible for drafting contracts and agreeing on dates for your move.

It is important to remember that there are no legal obligations for either party until the contracts have been signed.

The payment

The solicitor will be responsible for receiving any funds relating to the sale of the property. Usual process is that a deposit is sent over before the contracts are completed. Then the final funds are sent through on the set completion date!

So, if you are looking at selling your house in Solihull then why not get in touch with Property Sold and see if we can turn that For Sale sign into a Sold one.

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