Setting the right price
The first step in selling your home is setting a price that is neither too high nor too low but is right so that you can get a quick sale at a good price. It's easy to over or under price your house if you don't know how to evaluate your property. When you consider how much money your property will cost, a mispriced home can be costly because it won't sell quickly or maybe not at all. But when you consider its value, it's easy to understand why many people want their homes priced as high as possible. Estate agents are trained in evaluating properties, meaning you can set a fair asking price for your home.
Marketing your property
Estate agents not only feature your property on their website, they also have access to platforms such as RightMove, On The Market and Zoopla, so you can be sure your property is getting seen by the right person at the right time when selling your home. They will also have a database of potential buyers who may be looking for something like yours - by keeping in touch with these people on a regular basis they will ensure that your property is at the forefront of their minds when they're ready to buy. This is alongside social media, which can further expand the reach of your property.
A major benefit to using an estate agent to sell your home is the fact house viewings are handled by them and not organised by you. This means that you can get on with your life as normal, and let the estate agent do the work. This is a huge benefit, because many people have busy lives, and it can be difficult for them to show buyers around the house. It's important that the agent is friendly, professional and willing to go the extra mile for you if this is something you plan on taking advantage of.
Negotiating a good sales price for your home can be stressful if you do not have an agent representing you. When you have an estate agent, they will negotiate on your behalf when it comes to selling the home. This is one added stress that is taken off your shoulders and handled by the experts. Agents understand the legalities involved in selling a house and can help protect you from any potential pitfalls that may come up during negotiations and exchanges.
If you're thinking about selling your home, it may be time to enlist a local estate agent to give you the kind of help and advice that can only come from experience and expertise.
Contact Palmer & Partners today to discuss selling your home in Colchester, Clacton, Ipswich or Sudbury. Our knowledgeable local estate agents are ready to help you navigate through the selling process to get the best price for your home. If you’re curious to know what your house may be worth, request a free valuation today to make the first step in the sale process.