Selling a home is not a solo project – well, not if you hope to achieve top selling price. A three-minute read.
If there’s one piece of property advice worth remembering, it’s this: be wary of anyone who tells you that selling a home is so easy that you should do it yourself.
Many things in life are easy, like singing Baa Baa Black Sheep out of key or eating a whole packet of chocolate biscuits/family-sized crisps in one afternoon.
But what’s not a doddle is achieving top asking price for a property (and if you’re going to the effort of selling your home, that’s what you want, right?).
It takes a team with expertise and experience across a range of areas to nail a great sale.
Not even the most ingenious multi-tasker has the skills to cover all the bases themselves.
Here’s a list of who should be on your home-selling team.
Estate agent – a good agent will be an expert on the local area and get the asking price just right. They should be a pro at viewings and negotiations and have a savvy social media strategy to generate interest in your property. All top agents use professional photography for marketing photos. Most viewers start their property search online and expect to see high-quality images (not shadowy snaps that make a property look like a crime scene).
Solicitor – Before the sale is agreed, you’ll need a good solicitor to handle the paperwork. Shop around or ask for word-of-mouth recommendations to find the right professional, as a good solicitor can speed up the process.
Removal firm – On the day you complete, you’ll want the logistics to run smoothly – and for your treasured possessions to be handled with care.
Proactive seller – Sellers are vital members of the team, too! A proactive seller rids their home of clutter, so that it shines in the marketing photos, and keeps the property tidy for viewings.
And a few special mentions
If you’re selling up to move to a new property, your team will also include a mortgage adviser to land you the best deal and a surveyor to inspect any property you’re considering buying.
Here at Liberty Blue, we believe that selling a home is a team sport. Get in touch to find out more about our friendly, expert team.