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Top Tips to Getting A Swift Sale

written by naomi baron


The West Midlands still boasts the quickest average sale time for properties going on the market.  In fact, the Midlands continues to outperform many other areas across the UK in terms of the overall property market trends.

However, what are the critical steps that you can take that will ensure that your property has the best possible chance to sell as quickly as possible from instruction to completion?

Firstly, it’s important to get yourself sale ready, and not just your home.  The best way to ensure that you sell your property as quickly as possible, is to be as prepared as possible across all the areas that cover a house sale.  With that in mind, we’ve put together a few top tips that we think, will really positively impact your chances your success!

Prepare Yourself

If you’re selling a home, the chances are that you’re also about to begin the process of buying a new one.  It’s crucial that you have spoken to a mortgage advisor and solicitors and have obtained all the paperwork that you will need, in order to keep the process moving smoothly.  Nothing is more annoying than having to pause the completion because you’re waiting for a particular document to be signed, so make sure you’re up to speed on your admin!  This can include things like boiler warranties, door and window certificates and your property's Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Get Ready to Give a Great First Impression

We all know that kerb appeal is one of the most important things you need to address when you’re selling your home.  Because it’s been proven that most people will make up their minds about your property within a few minutes of arriving, it’s vitally important that you make those first few minutes look stunning!  Check out our more in depth blog about how to achieve truly awesome kerb appeal when selling your home.

Get Value for Money from your Estate Agent!

Using an estate agent to sell your home is an efficient and cost-effective way to achieve a potential quicker sale.  Why is using an estate agent to sell your property a good idea?  Well, they’ve got in depth local knowledge, and they will be able to support both you and the buyer in moving the sale forwards quickly.  We also recommend that you use a RICS and ARLA regulated agent.  Of course, if you are selling a property in any of the areas that our 11 Oulsnam sales offices cover - don't hesitate to inctruct us to list and sell your property!

Who let the Dog Out?!

In a nation of animal lovers, it can be hard to imagine that a potential buyer might not be as keen on your resident dog as you are.  So, even though Fido is possibly the best-looking thing in your home, we recommend that you take any large pets out of the property when viewings are going on.  This way, you definitely won’t put a potential buyer off.

Channel your Inner Marie Kondo

You might have hundreds of things in your home that spark joy for you.  Nonetheless, it’s a good idea to declutter and slim down on the personal belongings when you list your property for sale.  You could always put things in storage temporarily if you want to keep them for your next home, but maybe this is a great opportunity to have a good old clear out? 

Be Flexible

Whilst it’s easier for you to have people look around your home when you’re out at work, it might not be the best time for those prospective buyers.  Most serious buyers will want to view your home at various times throughout the day so that they can get a real feel what the neighbourhood is like.  Therefore, it’s a good idea to be open to evening and weekend viewings. This allows all possible potential buyers to view your property and increases your chance of a quick sale.

In our experience, most people are pretty clued up when it comes to selling their home.  After all, we’ve all watched Location Location!  However, it’s amazing how a few tweaks to your preparations can make a huge impact on the speed of your sale.