Your Guide to Selling

Welcome to Fair-Way Properties guide to selling your property.

Following these 10 simple steps to selling your home, could mean you receive a better offer and sell in a quicker time, too.

The right valuation

The most important part of the selling process is getting the value of your property right. No one wants to under-price their property for fear of losing money, but over pricing a property could cost you more in the long run in price reductions if the property stays on the market for too long and becomes stagnant. Our experience staff know your property market inside and out, providing the best valuation advice available.

Our valuations are completely free. So, give us a call today!

Curb appeal matters

First impressions are everything, and even more so when it comes to selling your home. According to  research, 70% of homebuyers will do a drive-by after seeing a home they like online, and what they see could make or break a home sale. So mow the lawn, clean the windows, touch up any paintwork. Remember: homes with high curb appeal command higher prices and take less time to sell.

Dress to impress

The most effective way to make a huge difference to your home is to de-clutter every room. Buyers need to imagine your property as their perfect living space. Having too many personal possessions on show can prevent your buyer from seeing your home‘s full potential.

Finish your odd jobs

Look at your property through the eyes of a buyer. It’s time to fix that broken cupboard or leaking tap, as potential buyers will only see the cost of rectifying any DIY problems and could ultimately be put off by them. According to our survey, 85% of buyers will pay a premium for a property that has little to no DIY issues. We have a network of trusted contractors who can quote to finish any odd jobs or refurbish the entire house (depending on what is necessary).

Deep clean and keep it neutral

One of the most cost-effective ways to make a real difference to a property – and probably the most obvious – is to give your home an (intensive) deep clean. This will make your home appear far more inviting to potential buyers. To give your property a brighter and more spacious feel, keep the decor neutral as this could entice a wider range of buyers and ultimately help you achieve a faster sale. We have a trusted and reliable cleaner who can do everything from dusting, to oven cleans and carpet cleaning.

Eliminate smells

Over time you may have grown accustomed to certain smells within your home, such as pet or cigarette odours, but your potential buyers will not. It’s a well-known fact that odours and smells are the biggest turn off for potential buyers. Just remember to air your property prior to viewings and invest in plug-in air fresheners to give your property a more inviting aroma.

Professional Photographs

With most potential buyers or tenants starting their property search on the internet, it is more important than ever to make first impressions count. On average, potential buyers when browsing listings on the internet only spend on average only 2.7 seconds before enquiring further about a property. Our experience staff will take lots of professional photographs to find the right shot to ensure showing your property in the best possible light. This may involve decluttering and moving furniture.

Accompanied viewings

Many sellers can feel a little awkward when showing a potential buyer around a property, this is why we include accompanied viewings as standard. We will be on hand to carryout viewings as needed to potential buyers.

Let us sell the best features of your home; that’s our job.

Professional Negotiations

Once we receive an offer on your property, we’ll give you a call to put the offer forward. We will confirm the offer and the position of the buyer. Receiving an offer from a cash buyer or chain-free buyer may improve the likelihood of a swift and smooth sale. Remember, we will always work tirelessly on your behalf to achieve the best possible price and you don’t have to accept the first offer you get (in fact in most cases a buyer will initially test the water with a lower offer).

And finally, Get ready to move!

Congratulations on accepting your offer. You have taken the first steps in the sale process and now it’s time to get ready to move. The next step is instructing your legal representation you may have a tried and tested family solicitor but if not, we can provide a free no obligation quote from one of our recommend solicitor firms.