New homes

Tips on how to sell your first property

March 29th 2020

It can be quite daunting if you are selling your property for the first time. Here are a few simple steps you can take when you are selling your home. 

• Have your property valued by a good local agent such as Intercounty as they will have experience in your local area on how much similar properties have sold for and the market conditions. Savvy buyers will soon know if you have not priced it accurately. 

• Work out any associated selling costs, that way if you are planning on buying another property you will have an accurate gauge of how much budget you will have. Make an appointment with a mortgage broker such as Embrace Financial services who will be able to give you an idea of payments on a new property.

• Prepare your house for sale. Make sure that there are no unfinished DIY jobs, damp or anything else that might put off a buyer. If you have any pets make sure that there are no associated smells or mess around your property. Make sure gardens and paths look presentable, give your property curb appeal. Draw back curtains, tidy up, bake some bread, put on lights, including bedside lamps, make beds, buff taps and just make sure that the property is tidy and presentable. 

• Share your property on-line; Intercounty is very active on the internet, utilising the major property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla and also by enthusiastically maintaining social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter which can really create a buzz around your home and keep in touch with would-be buyers for years.

Get an idea of how much your property is worth by using our on-line instant valuation tool.