How to sell your house

If it's time to look at selling, make sure you know how to get the most out of selling your biggest asset.

Selling

So you want to sell your home?

There’s more to selling your home than just sticking up a sign on the front lawn and waiting for a buyer to walk through the front door, gushing over your open plan kitchen and admiring your hard-e...

Getting ready, what to do before selling your home

Before you list your property for sale, make sure that it’s not only looking its best, but that you’re ready to sell it. It’s time to disconnect emotionally from the property - it’s now a proper...

Sell it yourself or with an agent?

One of the first things to decide on when selling your home is whether to sell it yourself by private sale or through a real estate agent. Selling privately The biggest benefit of a private sal...

Choosing an agent

When you appoint an agent to sell your house, you’re paying for more than just someone to hold your hand through the often daunting property sales process. For some sellers, it’s comforting to b...

Negotiating with your agent

Once you’ve found an agent it’s not simply a case of them sitting you down and telling you what to do. Instead, take their advice as you see fit and negotiate a sales strategy that suits you. I...

Agent commissions

A real estate agent earns their keep through commissions rather than a fixed fee. The more they sell your house for, the more they get paid - so it’s as much in their interest as yours to get th...

So you've got an offer...

Success! You’ve got an offer! Don’t crack open the bubbles just yet though, because now the hard work really begins... When a potential buyer makes an offer on your house, the sale is still a l...

Problems with your agent

A good real estate agent will work hard on your behalf to get you the best deal for your property in today’s market. If your home isn’t selling, they should offer advice on where to next. If you...

The deposit is made...now what?

The buyer of your property pays a deposit when their offer is accepted, but don’t go booking that cashed-up holiday just yet... The buyer will pay the deposit (the amount dependent on the percen...
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