THREE TOP TIPS TO SAVE MONEY WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME
As the stamp duty discounting period comes to an end, many homeowners are now looking for alternative ways to save money on the sale of their house.
Shopping around for a good local solicitor is best done before you go to market and definitely before a sale is agreed. By comparing local prices early, you can shop around for a firm you can trust to get the job done, for a reasonable price and within striking distance of your home. Engaging someone last minute cuts down the time you have to get the best price for conveyancing. This local link is useful when selling as the solicitors who deal mostly in local sales, will be able to take a sensible view about certain local issues – they will know what may be a problem and what won’t impact on your purchase/sale. Having a solicitor arranged will mean you can accept the quote, start filling in the necessary form to instruct and everything is ready to go when you line up a purchaser – getting important signed documents back to your solicitor is obviously easier if you engage a local firm.
Timing is something to consider, if you’re selling, you need to ensure that you are making the most of a busy market – always better to sell your home when the market is active than when the interest is lower. Consider going on the market before the school holidays, when many families ‘shelve’ their move while the kids are at home needing entertaining. This should get you the most exposure to interested parties and therefore help get the best price possible for your home.
Lastly, most people find the most expensive part of the selling process is the Estate Agents fees: For those people whom is suits, Sealeys Walker Jarvis are able to arrange a sale free from fees – we recognise that many people would like to secure a sale and maximise their price by avoiding fees. Modern Online Auction method of selling ensures you get the best price, don’t pay fees and also helps you secure a buyer who is financially committed to purchasing from the moment they bid on your property.
Written by Debbie Bannister
Residential Sales Manager
Tel. 01474 878413