HOW TO KEEP THINGS MOVING WHEN SELLING YOUR PROPERTY: TIPS & TRICKS
We have all been there, you are in the market for a new home and your current one is going to be sold. With so many things to do it can seem difficult to keep track of everything. This page will give you tips and tricks from a professional's point of view that will help make this process smoother, more efficient, and quicker!
Give the estate agent your mortgage details as soon as possible. They need to know if they are dealing with a Mortgage purchase or cash purchase.
Do not be afraid to speak up or ask questions, otherwise there may be a miscommunication somewhere down the line.
If possible, try offering evenings viewing slots (after 5pm) you'll be surprised how much interest you get after work hours. Don't be afraid to ask for help with viewings if you are having trouble finding time.
If you are planning on moving out before the sale completes, make sure the Estate agent is aware. They will need to let the purchasers know. Sometimes this can help the sale complete quicker.
Keep things moving by keeping your estate agent informed; they are only human after all, if you keep them updated on any progress it will make their job a lot easier! They may also be able to help with removals, Locksmiths, Wills or even connecting you with tradesmen if needed.
Keep communication open with your Estate agent. This will be very beneficial for both parties to be kept on the same page. - Make sure you are clear about what is expected of each party and set out a timeline so there's no confusion later down the line. - Be prepared to answer questions from potential buyers, if you don't know the answers, contact your Estate Agent or Solicitors.
Ensure that all paperwork is filed out correctly you can always ask your solicitors, Mortgage adviser and Estate Agent to check for you. Vendors will need to be organised with any necessary documentation, such as EPC (Electrical safety certificates) & building regulation Certificates solicitors will ask for these.
Try to build a good relationship with your estate agent they are there to help you through the process to make sure it goes as smooth as possible. This will help if any problems arise.
Make sure you keep in contact with your solicitor regularly. This will mean concerns or queries from the buyer's solicitors can be responded to quicky and efficiently.
Being organised will help speed up the [process form viewings, offer negotiations to finally completing on the property.