We all know there’s money to be made from selling property, but there are agency and legal costs associated with this, too. Consider these costs as an investment in steering your sale in the right direction.
You get what you pay for
When it comes to selecting the estate agent entrusted to sell your property, human nature may see us gravitate to the one with the cheapest rate. After all, these can differ wildly from a fixed fee right up to 2% of your sale price. But, as the old saying goes, you really do get what you pay for.
Find an A* agent
A lot goes into selling a house. It’s not just about uploading to Rightmove or Zoopla, contrary to popular belief. Listen out for agents who talk about pricing strategy, presentation of your property, and how they will create demand for your home. Check opening hours, the longer the hours an agent is open the more opportunities they have to generate and conduct viewings. These are the agents who will get you the best price for your property and will be worth every penny of their sale fee once the transaction completes.
Your property team
It’s not just a great estate agency that makes a big difference to how successful and smooth your sale goes. You also need an experienced and professional conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal stuff. Again, not all solicitors operate at the same level so look for recommendations and check out their reviews.
The number one question to ask your prospective conveyancing solicitor is: “are you no sale, no fee?”. If the answer is a “yes”, they’ll be highly motivated to get the sale over the line and their invoice submitted.
The longer a conveyancing solicitor takes to get the job done, the more likely it is that your property sale will fall through. Focus brings a proactive and efficient approach. Conveyancing solicitors who are committed to the job and agree to a fee on completion is the best way to achieve this.
For more information about how to get the best value from your estate agent, give us a call on 01933 224400.