There are many reasons for wanting to sell your home. Relocating for work or a new relationship status are obvious explanations. Regardless of why you are selling, you’ll want to get the most money available.
Selling the home will raise a significant amount of money. But there are many factors that could see your final income significantly lowered. Assuming you’re entering a new home, there will be more costs to think about there.
It’s a long process, here’s how you can ensure that you don’t lose out.
Make It Sellable
Spending money on home improvements might sound counterproductive if you are planning to sell. But you should see these as investments that will get you more money in the long run.
Potential buyers don’t want to enter a home that needs major work. Fixing minor issues like plumbing problems will remove a possible stumbling block. Meanwhile, you could install double glazing or complete other jobs that will improve the overall sale price.
As well as adding value to the property, a home in condition will have a better chance of selling quickly. This will allow you to get on with the next chapter of your life much sooner, and will also save you marketing and other costs. Perfect.
List It Yourself
A good estate agents can be worth their weight in gold. While some are easily worth paying for, others are pretty useless. However, the internet has made it possible to list and arrange viewings yourself.
Some people have been known to sell their homes through sites like eBay or Craigslist. However, there are dedicated websites for the property market. These will provide a much cheaper option than the traditional methods of listing.
Best of all, listing online gives your property a much bigger reach. Besides, you’re more than capable of arranging the viewings yourself.
Use Paperwork Templates
You’ll find that there are many hands wanting their cut throughout the sale processes. Another is the solicitor.
You’re probably best off getting an attorney to check and sign your living trust. But you can still lower the costs of this process by using a contract template. With a little bit of effort, you could be set to save a significant amount of money.
If you really wanted, you could skip the solicitor altogether. With so much money at stake, though, we suggest finding the happy middle ground.
When the sale goes through, moving day will feel a long way away. But it will come round quicker than expected, and you’ll be needing help when it does.
As with many things in life, you should book early to avoid disappointment. Whether you’re using a moving company or self-storage, leaving it to the last minute could come back to haunt you. Prices are likely to be cheaper when you book early. There will also be more available options, giving you an added flexibility.
If nothing else, being organised will take a weight off your shoulders and make the whole process a lot less stressful. That should be more than enough incentive to book things at the earliest opportunity.