Your 5 Step Guide to Selling Your Home


Whether you have only just decided that you would like to sell your current home, either because you are intending on moving to another part of the country, emigrating or simply want to upsize or downsize depending upon your current situation, then you have come to the right place.

Below, you will find a short step-by-step guide to selling your home. 

1.  Have Your Property Valued

The first step when you want to sell your home is to find out exactly how much your property is worth and moreover, how much your property is likely to sell for in the current housing market climate. 

The best and most straightforward way to do this is to contact more than one estate agent and hire them to come to your home, conduct a full walkthrough and then to give you their estimations. Hiring more than one property assessor will give you a more accurate price point for your home. 

2. Prepare Your Home for Viewings

Before you place your beloved property on the market, it is essential to go through each and every room of your property with the proverbial fine-toothed comb and conduct a major declutter and an incredibly thorough deep clean. 

Make like a forensic investigator and go through every drawer, cupboard and corner of your home and throw away anything you do not need, donate anything which can be used by someone else and generally tidy up your home. 

3. Aim for Springtime

One thing that the vast majority of estate agents agree upon, across the length and breadth of the country, for that matter, is that by far the best time of the year to place a property for sale is in the springtime. 

Between the months of February and early June is the time when there are more potential buyers of your property than any other time of the year and it obviously makes financial sense to maximise your options.

4. Hire a Professional & Experienced Solicitor

When you have had a plethora of different people and potential buyers round to view your home, and if you have already had more than one party express a vested interest, then it is time to hire a professional and experienced solicitor. 

The huge advantage of hiring conveyancing solicitors Staffordshire to help the sale of your home is that they are experienced in every single different aspect of the buying and selling process, as well as home re-mortgages, lease extensions, matrimonial transfers, transfer of ownership and declarations of trust. 

5.  Confirming the Sale

Obviously, depending entirely on a number of factors, not least how many other people are in your particular housing chain, the time it takes to sell a property can vary significantly.

However, when you have agreed to sell your home to a particular party, it is important to make sure that you have the following documents to hand and ready to go:

  • Boiler safety certificate
  • Planning approvals (where applicable)
  • FENSA doors and windows certificates
  • Energy performance certificates
  • Gas safety certificate