When getting ready to sell your home, there is a considerable amount of work to be done to get both yourself and your property ready. The process is not overly complex, but can seem a little daunting, especially if you haven't sold a property for quite some time. To help you prepare, here are the answers to some of the mot common questions we get asked as an estate agency.
If you are going to sell a property through an estate agent, you will almost certainly be asked to sign an agency agreement and terms of business. There are a number of different agency agreements, each of which have their own advantages and disadvantages and specific terms and conditions under which you will have to pay a fee.
Let’s face it, when it comes to choosing an Estate Agent, there are a lot of options available with a plethora of traditional high street, on-line and hybrid agencies to choose from. Understandably, for many people, fees are the key determinant of how they choose an agent, but as we explain below, there are a number of other considerations that should probably be taken into account.
Selling a property can be an expensive exercise. Understandably, most people are working within a budget and are looking for ways to minimise costs. Undertaking a DIY sale by not using an Estate Agent is one way to cut costs but, as we explain below, this strategy might quickly turn out to be “penny wise, but pound foolish”.
When it comes to selling your home, one of the most important decisions that you will have to make is setting the price at which your property should be marketed and listed. It’s a delicate balance between achieving the maximum amount versus not being able to sell your property and having it go "stale" on listing websites.