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First time sellers guide

First time sellers guide

If you are selling a property for the first time, you may not know what to expect and with so much to consider to ensure everything runs smoothly, the process can appear a little daunting.

Our helpful guide provides a check list to get you started, so you have an idea of what to expect.

Have your property valued

Ask Lauristons to come and value your property. We’ll send an experienced, professional member of our team to provide an expert valuation and discuss market conditions, comparable properties sold and marketing plans. As well as valuing your home, we will explain the service we offer and outline our fees.

Be sure to show our team member all the things you love about your home. We will listen to understand your goals, timescales and priorities to shape our advice. This is an important first step in achieving the best possible price for your home and getting you moving.

Note down your selling costs

It’s a good idea to make a list of all the approximate expenditure involved during the selling process and via the conveyancer (solicitor) when your sale completes. Budgeting carefully from the start helps to avoid nasty surprises further down the line. Likely costs will include:

  • Estate agent's selling fees
  • Conveyancer's legal fees
  • Removal costs
  • Final utility bills
  • Mail redirection

These are costs related to the sale of your property, and there will also likely be other costs associated with purchasing or renting your next home, so remember to include them too!

Get your home ready to show to potential buyers

Once you have instructed Lauristons to sell your home, we will prepare a brochure and internet marketing for potential buyers including a full set of photographs.

Our experience is that well-presented properties sell faster and for a better price, so it’s essential to show your home at its very best. A good first impression for buyers counts and it is really worth making the effort to do those little jobs that can make your home more appealing.

Clear away clutter, finish any DIY jobs and consider giving rooms a quick coat of paint as this can make a big difference! For more information on how to prepare your property for photos and viewings, see our detailed guide.

Share your property online

Lauristons are very active on the internet, utilizing the major property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla and also regularly posting to social media, which can really create a buzz and showcase your property to the widest possible audience.

We look forward to speaking with you in more detail about how we can help you achieve the best possible price for your property. When you’re ready, we’ll be happy to provide a free expert valuation of your property, discuss your plans and advise how we can help.

Book your no-obligation appointment using our on-line form, or by speaking with a member of our friendly team at your local branch.

You can find out more about what to expect when selling your house with Lauristons in our detailed guide about the selling process.