Selling a property can be hard work, stressful and frustrating to endless degrees; especially if you need a quick house sale. It’s highly competitive out there and it’s likely you won’t know the property market in your area.

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One word of advice from is − prepare, prepare, prepare − it’s hugely important to put yourself in the best possible position before you even think about placing the For Sale signs outside your front door.

Traditionally, the first step to take is find an estate agent with plenty of local knowledge and who you can trust – they’ll be your guide to the whole selling process.

But how to make sure your agent is working with your best interests at heart? Do your own thorough research at the same time – and make sure you don’t sign up with an agent who over values to win the business, only to see the asking price knocked down to achieve a sale.

Look up recent sold prices in the area your property is in on established property portals like Rightmove or Zoopla. Have a think about what you property is really worth and how long you’re realistically prepared to wait for your sale to complete.

Think about what’s going to attract a buyer to your property? For example, is the distance to local shops or schools important; and what about the transport links?

Then consider the age of the property – if it’s an old property, have you taken into account the cost of any maintenance that might be required over time, versus a new build? Or if it’s a flat rather than a house, you’ll need to consider the additional annual costs to a potential buyer such as ground rent and service charges.

Once you have a clearer idea of what you want in mind, you’re ready to start instructing viewings and wait for the offers to come flying in. Job done.

Well not just yet, once you’ve accepted an offer the hard work isn’t over. You should have appointed a good solicitor to do the conveyancing so that you can get the transaction moving along in the direction of a quick house sale. You might find our recent blog post about how to speed up the conveyancing process useful at this point.

Remember, navigating the property market can be an unpredictable and stressful time. But, with the right preparation and advice, you could be unlocking the door to your new home, or releasing some equity, in no time.

Often the customers that we help have simply grown frustrated with the length of time that their property has been on the market and have run out of time, or the patience, to wait.

If you’re in a situation that dictates a quick house sale, give a call and we’ll see if we can make you an offer that might not be as high as you’d hoped for, but is one that you are comfortable with. Better still, it’ll be hassle-free.

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