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1. Be Prepared

The best measure you can take in making sure your home sells fast is to be prepared. This means ensuring you hold the relevant documents, including energy performance certificates (EPC), boiler warranties and building regulations certificates, to name a few. An EPC is required before a property can be marketed, Mr Homes are able to organise this upon your instruction.

Choosing your solicitor in advance will also be a good means of preparation. Your solicitor will also be able to advise you on any further paperwork or documents you might need. Mr Homes use a panel of recommended solicitors who have guaranteed service level agreements to ensure your sale proceeds to your timescales. 

Being prepared also includes preparing your house. Those pesky DIY jobs, now’s the best time to get them over with, once and truly. Remember the most important impression is the first impression.

Don't delay in discussing these areas of DIY with you Mr Homes valuer, we know where you should spend money and where you can save money, some things don't actually add value to a property. 

2. Timing is everything

It may come as a surprise to learn that certain seasons of the year sell better than others. It is important to evaluate your timing before listing your property on the market, ensuring that buyer demand is as high as it can possibly be.

You would expect to see the following seasonal buying trends:

Winter:

  • A challenging time to sell

  • Buyers would like to avoid any stress, unnecessary costs and instability during festive period. Our experience is that many people wish to be in their new home for Christmas, particularly to spend their holidays decorating and enjoying their new home for the new year!

Spring:

  • An attractive buying season for families, buying at this time would often result in the sale corresponding with the end of the academic year

  • Weather forecast is typically warmer and brighter compared to winter, perfect for showcasing a light, bright, airy home. In addition, homes with floral gardens can showcase their pastures in full bloom

  • Market is in high demand, traditionally a good time to sell

Summer:

  • Family buyers might incur delay due to the summer holidays

  • Weather forecast is typically warmer and brighter compared to winter, perfect for showcasing a light, bright, airy home. In addition, homes with floral gardens can showcase their pastures in full bloom

 

  • Remains attractive to buyers without school-aged children, many people like to use school vacation time to move and decorate their new homes, so its a great time to sell!

Autumn:

  • Typically, a good time to sell

  • Best to list early whilst weather remains stable

  • A great time to plan for the new year, selling in Autumn means completion in time for Christmas!

 

3. Separate yourself from your home

You might find this phase most beneficial to both yourself and your potential buyer. Separating yourself from your home means viewing the property as a potential buyer, you no longer appreciate any of its sentimental value, view your home as it would appear on paper.

This can help identify anything that would be off-putting to potential buyers. A prime example of this is clearing out any unnecessary clutter, transform your home into a blank canvas of sorts, make it accessible for buyers to visualise themselves living there. Personal belongings can hinder this, distracting buyers from visualising their life and leading them to visualise your life.

 

4. Make EVERY viewing count

If you want to sell your house fast, you should be prepared to entertain countless viewings. Showcasing your home during any viewing requires a little thinking outside of the box. There are some obvious preparations you should make, for instance ensuring your home is clean, tidy and free of clutter goes without saying.


However, some preparations are not so blatantly obvious. For instance, ensuring the parking space outside of your home is kept free, allowing the buyer’s passage into the property to be as seamless as possible.

Consider using the services of a pet sitter, whilst your four-legged friend might be part of the family to you, potential buyers may not share the same view.

 

5. Draw on your estate agent’s expertise

Whilst this may be your first property sale, it most definitely won’t be your estate agent’s. Draw on their years of experience, you’re paying them for a reason!


The agent's fee is small considering the amount of work they do. At Mr Homes we have many years of experience obtaining more than vendors expect for the sale of their property, there's no secret, just the experience of many years of negotiating! 

The experienced team at Mr Homes can help you to make the most of each viewing, and prepare you for any difficult questions that might come your way.

 

6. Sell to the RIGHT buyer

So, you’ve put in the hard work, you made sure your timing was right, your home was welcoming and clean, and you’ve got some offers, great! But, don’t be fooled into thinking

the hard work stops there, you now have to choose the buyer you’re going to sell too, and believe it or not, the highest buyer is not always the best buyer.

Ask Mr Homes what we do to qualify the applicants before viewings, as well as after an offer is received. We carry out extensive checks to ensure only qualified, proceedable applicants move forward. 

We collect all of this information to advise you on the buyer who is likely to move quick, helping you to secure that fast sale.

 

7. Sell with Mr Homes

The team at Mr Homes can help you to sell your home fast. We can advise you on each of the tips outlined in this guide.

Our team have over 75 combined years worth of experience in selling property across Cardiff, and surrounding areas, you can count on our expertise to help sell your home.

Take the first step today and book a free valuation.

 

 

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