So you’re thinking of selling your house or flat in Wales? If so, you’ll no doubt want it to sell quickly, smoothly and for the best price in order for you to make the next move on the property ladder. The Welsh property market is on the up There are some key things you can do in order to sell your property in Wales. They include…
1. Make your house perfect
It may sound obvious, but when you’ve been living somewhere for a while, you can often see it through rose-tinted spectacles. Stand at your front door and take a walk through your house as a buyer would and try to imagine how it would look to them for the very first time. After all, first impressions really do count.
It’s important to make sure your property is free from clutter, tidy and clean, and doesn’t have any obvious scuffs or damage. It might be worth getting a contractor in to fix anything major to a high standard – otherwise, this is something buyers will flag and will use to try and bring you down on your price.
2. Get several valuations
It is important to get a series of valuations in order to establish what sort of price you can expect for your property. This needs to be realistic, so just because someone may have suggested a very high price to you, that’s not to say anyone will actually buy it for this price. It needs to be comparable to the market.
When you work with an estate agent, you need to factor in their costs and commission structure. This will be different when you work with a property investor, as they will be offering a different service for selling your home. You will be able to sell your house for cash and have a quick turn-around (in as little as seven days) with a property investor, so there are many advantages.
3. Decide how you want to sell your home
When it comes to selling your home, you have three options. You can sell through an estate agent, sell it independently, or sell through a property investor. There are pros and cons to all avenues of selling your home. However, through selling privately, using an online estate agent, or a property investor, you can often save money and increase how much your house sells for compared with using a traditional high-street estate agent.
It’s important to do your research before putting your house on the market and weighing up what is best for you. If you’re looking for a quick sale without any chain then working with a property investor could be a really great choice; you’ll be able to sell your home for cash, meaning a very quick turnaround on moving. This can be particularly useful if you already have somewhere lined up that you’re looking to move to as it means you won’t get stuck in a chain.
4. Be clear on the price
When speaking with buyers, it is important that you are clear with them from the outset about what is going to be included in the price of your property. For example, if you are looking to take your shed or any outbuilding with you, or you plan on removing anything from the interior, such as fireplaces or doors, you need to make it explicitly clear so the buyer knows this in advance and there isn’t any confusion later down the line. This also includes any fixtures and fittings, such as shower rails, pendant lamps, door handles, and so forth.
5. Improve your property from the outside
As well as giving your house an internal spruce up, it’s valuable to ensure your house has great ‘kerb appeal’. This will help to keep potential buyers interested right from the very moment they set eyes on your house. First impressions count – you want them to walk up to your house feeling excited about looking inside. Additionally, it will help your property stand out against other house adverts. In the event that you choose to work with a cash buyer or property investor, having a great exterior will help your house to stand out.
6. It’s all in the details
When selling your property, never underestimate just how much the little details count. From whether you have light bulbs in every room to small stains on your carpets – it all matters.
7. Find a reliable buyer
However you choose to sell your property, what you need is a reliable buyer. When the offers are all on the table, it’s crucial to find someone who is going to be able to offer you exactly what they’re promising within the necessary timeframe.
The best type of buyers are those in rented accommodation, chain-free first-time buyers or cash buyers who don’t need a mortgage. That’s one of the great advantages to working with this type of buyer – you’re guaranteed a quick, easy and efficient sale without any of the usual hassle and stress. You may also find that a lot of people are looking for a holiday home in Wales – this can be beneficial as they will likely not be in any kind of chain and will be able to move quickly.
Get in touch today to find out more about selling your property.