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If you have never sold a property before it can seem a little daunting to know what is likely to happen through the various stages of moving. Here’s a quick check list so you have an idea of what to expect.
We will be very happy to drop by and discuss your plans at a time to suit. You can arrange this by completing our on-line form, by email, phone call or by popping in to your local branch.
Our Valuation Manager will chat through with you all of the services with you, and help on offer, as well as the best price for your property given local and national market information. This will include comparable sold properties and local selling statistics.
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1. Book an appointment for a free property valuation
Ask Lauristons to come and value your property. As well as valuing your home, we will explain the service we offer and outline our fees. Be sure to show your valuer all the things you love about your home, and discuss your needs and timescales. We will then help you every step of the way to get you the best possible price for your home and get you on the move.
2. 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. These will include: the estate agent's selling fees, conveyancer's legal fees, removal costs, final utility bills and mail redirection. You need to budget carefully to avoid nasty surprises further down the line.
3. Get your home ready to show to potential buyers
Once you have instructed Lauristons to sell your home, a brochure and internet marketing will be prepared by us for potential buyers – including those all-important pictures! To achieve the best possible proce its essential to show your home at its very best. Clear away clutter, finish any DIY jobs and give any rooms a fresh coat of paint. A good first impression for buyers counts.
4. Get your property online
Lauristons are very active on the internet, utilising the major property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla, plus regularly maintaining social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter which can add a real buzz and show case your property well to a wide audience.
We will help you every step of the way and help you to get on the move!