What happens when you sell a house?

Whether you are wanting to sell your house for a change of environment, or you’d like to sell a house which no one longer resides in, the question “what exactly happens when I sell my house?” must arise. Selling a house can sometimes feel like quite a daunting task, however, it doesn’t have to be!

Here at FastCash4Houses we are dedicated to making sure that you feel fully equipped with the information you need. There are a multitude of factors involved in the process of selling a house, from finding your preferred avenue of sale to arranging viewings with prospective buyers. Regardless, of the amount of work involved, there are many steps you can follow to ensure your transition runs smoothly. Listed below are a few key scenarios you should ought to expect on your journey.

Prepare for sale

Upon having made the decision to sell a house, you must ensure that the house is fully prepped and ready for sale. This part of the process involves many factors such as the decluttering of the property and organising what you’re going to be doing after the sale. To advertise your house, it is best to ensure the pictures that circulate draw in potential buyers. This means that you should look to organise the house in a manner that will be suited to the buyers you are targeting. A few things you should focus on regarding preparation are as follows:

  • Tidy up: Literally speaking, you want your property to ‘shine’ amongst the others on the market. A few minor touch-ups can really go a long way. Try sprucing up areas where you have noticed wear and tear by adding a few fresh licks of paint. Also, make sure to enhance the best features of your house by placing plants and mirrors around to create an open and lively aesthetic.
  • Declutter: No one likes a messy house so try keep the house minimalistic. If you are still residing in the house, pack possessions which you don’t use often away so they are out of sight. Buyers want to see the property and envision how they will decorate it, so hide the distractions.
  • Make a plan: Before the house is sold, it’s always best to plan what your next venture will entail, so make sure to have your finances in check and your affairs organised.

Choose your sale avenue

There are multiple methods in which you can put your house up for sale such as through an estate agent, through auction, or even through companies who buy houses direct such as ourselves. Whatever avenue you choose, the length of time it takes to sell your home and the amount you will receive will vary. Therefore, it is important to do your research as early as possible to find the method best suited to you.

Negotiate and exchange contracts

Once you have had viewings arranged and you start to receive offers, it’s your time to negotiate with the buyers, accept an offer and draw up the contracts. This is where you will finalise factors, such as what fixtures and appliances you are willing to leave behind and how much the buyer will pay for them. When both parties are happy, you’ll complete the sale, and the money will be transferred over to you. Additionally, depending on what avenue you choose to sell your house, you may have to settle-up with your estate agents or solicitors.

This is quite a brief overview of what to expect when selling a house, however, if you would like a more in depth view on factors relating to your chosen sale avenue, click the link here: Alternatively, you can get in contact with us to speak to a member of our team directly on 01204 294356 or [email protected].

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