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Follow these top tips before you put your home on the market for sale

Are you thinking about moving house this year? Get your property ready for sale by following these quick tips; you could save yourself lots of trouble later on.
Follow these top tips before you put your home on the market for sale
Selling a property can be complex and often takes much longer than expected, so it pays to prepare as soon as possible.

There is much to sort out when selling a property, and many sellers don't think about these things until they are asked, which can delay the whole process considerably while you take time to gather the information. So, as the saying goes, fail to prepare, prepare to fail - get ahead with this plan, and your property sale should go smoothly without any drama.

Declutter - cluttered homes look smaller and can give the wrong impression to a buyer coming to view. Gather any items that you can pack away ready for your move now in preparation and sell, gift, donate or dispose of any items you no longer want. This is the perfect time to finish the Marie Kondo process you've been putting off.

Stage/style the property - dress and style it to showcase it in the best light possible. If you have spare rooms, furnish them for the purpose that they are intended for. Don't leave a guest bedroom as a junk room or a study as a storage space.

Get those odd jobs around the house - viewers will be hyper-critical when they visit your home, and you want to give them a good impression that your property is well maintained. Create a to-do list of all those loose handles and walls that need to be touched up - the things you've been meaning to get around to - and get these jobs done.

Gather relevant paperwork - you will be asked about the boundary of your land, sign off certificates when you have had work done, warranties for that work, planning permission or building control certification for any developments. It makes sense to dig this information out and have it ready to show the agents, any potential buyers, and finally, the solicitors who will handle your sale for you. Save time by getting this all ready.

Get your property valued - the first step towards selling your home is the valuation appointment. This will give you an estimate of how much you might be able to sell the property for and, subsequently, the amount of equity that you have to buy your next home.

Being prepared will help you stay sane through the potentially turbulent house-selling process. You will not only save time but also feel in control throughout the whole move.

Get in touch with our property experts today and take your first step towards getting your home sold.