Hannah Merritt at FHP Living in West Bridgford shares advice on selling your property in 2021.
Every new year brings with it the opportunity to make a fresh start – a brand new beginning with inspiring goals, big dreams and endless possibilities. We know this may sound like a cliché, but the truth is we all need to start dreaming again as 2020 starts to wind down.
For many, especially this year, starting fresh includes a change of scenery and a brand new home, probably with more indoor or outdoor space in a location that will help enhance their lives. Statistics have consistently captured this desire of people with property searches on Zoopla hitting a new Boxing Day record, suggesting the current boom has further to run.
If you, like thousands of others, are aspiring to move into your dream home this year, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
Read on to learn how you can get started with your sale of your current house so that you don’t miss out on this prime selling time.
Study your local housing market
First and foremost, make sure to do your homework on the value of your home. Take time to see what properties are available in your area to get a better sense of what competition your property would be up against and what a reasonable asking price might be. When doing your research, remember that the asking price of a property can differ from the actual price it achieves, so always check the houses that have already been sold.
Keep your emotions in check
Always remember to keep your emotions in check and stay focused on the business aspect of selling your home. By looking at your home from a purely financial perspective, as a product and not a sentimental asset, you can ensure that your emotions won’t cloud your judgement when it comes to setting a fair price. At this point, no matter how good your online research skills may be or how objective you think you are, having a professional estate agent on your side can protect you from hasty decisions that may end up costing you thousands of pounds.
Find the right agent
Choosing the right estate agent will save you stress, time and money throughout the process. Having a thorough understanding and knowledge of the local market, they will provide you with what are called “comparables” – properties that have sold in your area that are similar to your own. That way you can agree on a fair and competitive selling price for your home, increasing your odds of a quick sale.
A good agent will also have a wealth of experience in negotiating home sales, which means they can achieve a better deal than you could on your own. And most importantly, they would be there to support you with all the paperwork involved in the transactions and take care of any problems that may crop up during the process.
Whatever your motivation for selling is, here at FHP Living, we treat your house with the respect it deserves and are here to ensure it will live up to its true selling potential. Committed to providing our vendors with a first-class experience, we have a dedicated sales agent per area so that you can benefit from a location expertise unlike any other – with all of our team having years of service selling property in their postcode.
Unlike other agents, our area specialists will personally visit you and carry out the whole process themselves, providing you with an honest and justifiable market appraisal based on their extensive knowledge of the local property market.
So, if you’re ready to get on your big moving plans this year, let us talk you through the process. Contact our expert team today and they can help you sell your house and find your dream home in your dream location – may be by the River Trent or nestled within the beautiful countryside.