How Do You Sell a House


 Selling a Property Checklist

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Take some time to check that moving is the right thing for you. Could you improve or extend? Can you find what you really want at a price you can afford to pay?  
Start looking within a three mile radius and find out how many other properties similar to yours are for sale. If you are in a built up area (city) start with ¼ mile  
What is the minimum and maximum property price similar properties are on the
market for?
Check if there are any properties that have ‘just sold’ and note down which agents
sold them
Walk around your home to check if anything needs doing, such as paintwork, electrics or plumbing problems  
Budget for the move. Agents charge anything from 1-2% to sell a home  
Contact a minimum of three estate agents  
Agree a maximum price your home will be advertised for and a minimum price you
will accept
Check the terms and conditions the estate agent asks you to sign. Don’t sign for more than 12 weeks. Ideally sign for six weeks only  
Make sure that your property is as tidy as it can be for viewings  
Agree with the agent how and when you will be kept updated  
Choose a Legal Company that is no sale, no fee and offers fixed fee conveyancing  
Contact us if you aren’t getting any viewings or offers  
Consider any offers and contact us if you are not sure whether to accept or not  
Accept an offer  
Confirm the offer and any conditions of sale to your legal company  
Fill in paperwork from the legal company promptly and make sure you take copies and file the information just in case you need any information after the move  
Manage the sale of your property  
Organise your removals/packing subject to exchange  
Exchange contracts  
Organise your change of address  
Complete your sale and move in!  
Make sure your legal company has filed the paperwork with the Land Registry  



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