1. Get Your Finances In Order
It’s well worth getting expert advice from an independent mortgage broker at this stage so you can find out exactly how much you could borrow.
2. Make Your Home Look Its Best
Make sure your property is clean, tidy and free from clutter. This will give potential buyers a blank canvas to imagine how they would use the space.
3. Get Your Property Valued
Setting the right asking price for your home is crucial. Too high and you’ll risk putting people off. At Apex Estate Agents we offer an up-to-date marketing valuation from a local and experienced property expert. We can also offer advice on how to best present your property for viewings.
4. Conducting Viewings
By instructing Apex Estate Agents to market your property we carry out viewings on your behalf. We can show your property in its best light and it is proven that buyers may feel more comfortable looking at things in detail and asking questions to an agent rather than an owner.
5. Recieving Offers
Consider all circumstances before accepting an offer – it isn’t always the highest price that is the best. It is worth thinking about who is least likely to pull out – perhaps due to mortgage problems or their own sale falling through. Also think about who can move at the same pace as you (if you’re in a rush, are they?).
6. Accepting An Offer Or Negotiate
Buyers will often offer less than the asking price, meaning you need to weigh up whether it’s worth negotiating – either suggesting a price or refusing the offer in the hope that they’ll increase it.
7. Instruct A Solicitor
The legal process of transferring a property from one person to another is far from the most exciting part of moving house, but it is important that you find a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to take care of this vital job.
Apex Estate Agents have connections with a wide range of local solicitors to deal with any property related matter.
8. Exchange and Complete
Exchanging contracts is a key milestone when you are selling your house as it is the moment your buyer pays a deposit and things become legally binding.
If you are buying another property, make sure you have buildings insurance in place from this date onwards. The day you complete is the moment you have been working towards when you have finally sold your home!
You will need to move all your belongings out promptly and drop your keys into your local branch, ready for your buyer to collect.
Being one of the largest independent estate agents in South Wales, we believe that we attract more buyers than any of our competitors. We are confident that we can quickly attract potential buyers which should lead to early interest and possibly a quick sale.
We offer a free market appraisal which gives us a great opportunity to view your property and pitch our services. This is a key part of our business model.
NO SALE, NO FEE
When you choose Apex Estate Agents, our ‘no sale, no fee’ service means we want to sell your house as much as you do – we don’t get paid until it is sold.
We embrace technology throughout our company and are able to offer a range of services to promote each property we are instructed to sell or let.