How To Sell Your Own House

How To Sell Your Own House Online

Selling your own house can often be very rewarding, and can also help alleviate some of the costs involved with property sales. However you need to be aware of exactly the amount of work that needs to go in, and plan out how you are going to promote and ‘sell’ your property.

First things first, you need to establish the value of your property. You really can’t just pick this number from the top of your head, or go off what your neighbour’s house sold for, and add on a few thousand for your new kitchen. The only true way to know the value of your property is to ask a chartered surveyor to carry out a RICS valuation.

Even an estate agents valuation is inaccurate, and often highly inflated. The reason for this is that estate agents want your business. They want you to sign up with them on contracts for 6 months +. If they give you a high price at the start and tell you that they can achieve it, you may just fall for it, and regrettably somewhere down the line, after you have had very few viewings, they will come back to you, and renegotiate your asking price.

Once you have established your valuation the next stage is to think about promotion for your property. The first step is to get a board. You can quite cheaply get these made on the internet, or alternatively you can make your own from scratch.

After that it is a case of advertising! You can go on free portals like Telipo and Gumtree. You can put your property in local classifieds like Adtrader. You could even independently put your property advert in the newspaper.

You then need to think about viewings and who is going to show people around. More often than not, potential viewers feel intimidated by current owners, and prefer an estate agent. You could possibly ask a friend, or colleague to do the viewings for you – ideally someone who doesn’t have an interest in the sale of the house.

After all of that you need to sort out solicitors, and chase them up to completion.

It’s not an easy task selling a house yourself, and having a company do it for you is much easier. At housepriceadvice.co.uk, you can use our service to either a. sell your property fast for cash, or b. find a local investor looking for property in your area.

To find out more about our services give us a call on Freephone 0800 612 7917, or alternatively enter your postcode above for a free indicative offer on your property.

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