Selling your home is an exciting time, here are 5 things you should expect after your home hits the market:
Pictures v Reality: Your home needs to closely resemble its listing photos as much as possible, so take this time to get rid of clutter to pique buyers’ interest and make rooms look as spacious as possible.
Criticism: Your taste isn’t the same as everyone else’s so prepare for your home to be critiqued. Don’t take it personally, though. Take it as constructive criticism as use it to best prepare your home for selling.
Repairs: They say never judge a book by its cover but this isn’t always true when it comes to your home. If it isn’t up to scratch, you won’t get offers. Simple things like gardening, small repairs and a lick of paint can make a big difference so pick up those brushes!
Schedule: You’ll find you’ll have to chop and change plans to accommodate viewers and also factor in no-shows, so be prepared to be as flexible as you can
Expenses: If you’re selling your home to purchase another, you need to take into considering addition costs i.e. EPC/ Home Report, Solicitor, Stamp Duty/ SLBTT, final bills and removals.