Moving isn’t something we do every day, therefore, the learning curve can be steep. In some instances it can feel like quite a daunting experience, often with emotions running high, so at times it can be quite stressful. In our experience there are a few simple things to remember, or that you can do in advance, which could really help minimise the stress levels.
These tips have been provided by our experienced residential sales staff.
Stephanie Wheeler - Senior Negotiator at our Horley Office
“Appoint a good agent. Look at past feedback/reviews, you need to look for an agent who is really good at progressing the sale, selling a property is so much more than just good pictures (although this helps too!) and advertising on the likes of Rightmove or Zoopla. Look for an agent who is professional, proactive and an expert communicator.” Click here to read our reveiws
Daniel Hart - Senior Negotiator at our Reigate Office
“Use a competent solicitor. We have been involved in numerous difficult chains and having a good solicitor can make a big difference as to how quickly a transaction progresses. Given our experience in the area we can make suitable recommendations based on your needs and the chain itself.”
Bethany Lowe - Negotiator at our Horley Office
“First impressions really count when it comes to marketing your home. Before instructing an agent make sure your home is ready to go. Have a de-clutter, fix some of those little jobs you have been putting off, don’t forget your agent will need to take photos.” Click here to read our tips on preparing your house for sale.
Madeleine Tomlinson - Negotiator at our Dorking Office
“Prepare a first draft of your fixtures and fittings – what are you prepared to include in the sale?” Sounds like a silly thing to do, you haven’t sold yet, but this will save some time later down the line when the question is eventually asked.”
Loraine Mayo – Senior Negotiator at our Oxted Office
“If you are aware of any work that needs to be done i.e. damp/wood treatment, wiring, it is an idea to either have the work done or have quotes available. Make available FENSA certificates, gas certificates etc. as these will be needed by a purchaser’s solicitors.”
Darren Giles - Assistant Manager at our Oxted Office
“Once you are under offer you may feel the pressure to find a property to buy, as you will be worried that you will lose your buyers. At this stage, take a step back and remember why you are selling your home? It is probably because you are looking to make the move to your new dream home. Stay true to this and remember it is important to find the right property rather than panic buy, rushing into something you might regret later”.
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