You are thinking about your next home but the prospect of selling your house can often seem an overwhelming prospect and something that you cannot assure yourself will happen quickly. With the correct information, you can prepare and be in a good position to see your house fast. Open House Leicester can guide you and show you how.
We appreciate at Open House Leicester that often you think of selling and then go straight into the process but before you go headlong into it spend some time researching the housing market in your area. You will obviously increase your chances of selling your property quickly if you add it to the market when buyer demand is high. Think about the changes in demand at different times of year too and ensure you give yourself every opportunity to sell your home fast. If it is not the right time to sell and you have time on your hands you can always use this time to fix those little niggly things in your home that never get resolved.
Seasonal trends in the housing market
It is also always worth checking what is happening locally as well as nationally. Speak to your Local Authority to see if there are any developments in the planning in the areas. Look for plans that may boost the attractiveness of the area, boost house prices in the longer term or improve local amenities such as transport or schools. However, try to avoid selling your home during construction of these projects.
To learn more about what is happening to interest rates, house prices, mortgages and more, you can also:
If you do not have the flexibility to choose the time of yeat to put your house on the market you may need to think about your price to ensure a quick sale. Buyers tend to get suspicious and try to barter much more if a property has been on the market for an extended period.
Important to Price Accurately
It is imperative that you price your home according to the current market and what is accurate. It is worth approaching several agents to get valuations for your home. Estate Agents should not charge you for this service. Try to get at least 3 different values for your home but please remember going with the highest valuation does not guarantee the sale. As you go through the process of your valuations it gives you a chance to see how the estate agents interacts with you and get a feel for whether you feel they are the best people to help you sell your home fast. You need to agree an asking price that will appeal to buyers in the current housing market.
Find a Good Estate Agent
Selling a property swiftly takes knowledge of the neighbourhood and good negotiating skills.
When you are choosing the estate agent for you, find out as much as you can about their skills and experiences and also how their fee system works. Ensure you understand the fees that they charge, any commission rate and what type of contract they offer. Obviously you need to know that price tag they recommend for your property but it is also worth asking if they have had experience selling similar properties to yours and did they achieve the advertised price. Do they use other buying portals to ensure your property as widely as possible. Lastly are they affiliated with reputable trade bodies, such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or National Association of Estate Agents.
Why Choose Us
At Open House Estate Agents in Leicester we aim to take the stress out of selling your house in the Leicester area, get you a good price, and ensure that your property is sold as quickly as possible.
Talk to us if you are putting your property onto the market for the first time or if you are struggling to sell it through another estate agent – we have been known to take properties that have been on the market for over a year with a high street estate agent and sell them within just three weeks.
Leicester’s great value estate agent
If you are looking for an alternative to high street agents that charge high fees for a basic service but don’t want the impersonal service that comes with a purely online agent, then look no further.
Our bespoke service gets impressive results whilst saving you £1,000s. You’ll get a free property appraisal and marketing advice, all aimed at achieving a good price for your property without unnecessary delays.
Local expertise with a national presence
Your dedicated Personal Agent has great local knowledge of the Leicester housing market and is able to attract nationwide interest of serious home buyers searching in the area.
24/7 sales effort
With 93% of home buyers going online to search, you can be confident that the right buyer can find your home as we advertise it on major property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Find A Property, and Prime Location.
We complement this with a 24/7 buyer helpline to ensure that you never miss an enquiry.
Full range of services to help sell your house
Selling a property is a challenging task but we can help you with mortgages, EPCs, conveyancing, floorplans, etc.
We are able to actively help house sellers in the following areas of Leicestershire: