We've mentioned the C word. Its been thrown around our office a few times in the last week or so!If you are wanting to move by 25th December you need to take action NOW so I make no apology for it. Once the kids go back to school in September the property market is known to kick into life with buyers and sellers able to focus on moving home in time for the festivities. Read more ...
We've mentioned the C word. Its been thrown around our office a few times in the last week or so!
If you are wanting to move by 25th December you need to take action NOW so I make no apology for it. Once the kids go back to school in September the property market is known to kick into life with buyers and sellers able to focus on moving home in time for the festivities.
With conveyancing transactions currently taking an average of 10 weeks, if you want to be in a new home by Christmas, it’s time to get your skates on. Of course, there are ways to cut down the average transaction and the following 5 tips will help you do just that.
First things first, it’s really important to get your property ready for market so you can attract a buyer as quickly as possible.
- Start by making your house appeal to potential buyers externally!
It’s all part of creating kerb appeal, the external jobs that are ideal for late Summer if they haven’t already been done are power washing drives and decking, trimming hedges and refreshing bedding plants.
- De clutter the house now as it’ll save you the hassle later!
When wanting a speedy turnaround with your sale you don’t want to have to delay the transaction further down the line because you don’t have time to pack or clear the house. Get started now by clearing out any unwanted belongings will not only lead to you being more organised and less stressed at moving time but will also help create a spacious feel to the house increasing your chances of selling it quickly.
- Book in some viewings!
If you are already considering selling your home, you have probably spent some time looking on Rightmove and Zoopla at the properties currently on the market and might even have an idea of properties you would like to view. Go out and view them now! There is nothing wrong with putting together a shortlist before you have sold your property and if you have an idea of where you would like to go it will make the process of selling your house much easier.
- Appoint an estate agent and solicitor at the same time!
We would always recommend that you get yourself legally prepared for sale at the time of putting your property on the market. This means appointing a solicitor, completing your property information, fixtures and fittings forms, and providing your solicitor with ID. This probably the most important thing you can do in order to speed up the conveyancing process, allowing your solicitor to issue draft contracts to your purchaser as soon as you accept an offer.
- Communication with your solicitor is key!
Communication throughout the conveyancing process is key to ensuring a speedy transaction. If you want to move by a certain date ensure all parties are aware of this date from the outset and are willing to work towards it. Don’t be afraid to pick up that phone and request regular updates as ultimately the solicitors have the ability to cut down the average transaction timescales if all parties are onboard.
We hope this guide proves useful and if you are wanting more advice on selling your property quickly or ensuring a sale goes through quickly, give us a call or contact us!