CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND THE TIME TO MOVE IS NOW!

TRADITIONALLY CHRISTMAS BECOMES A FOCUSED DEADLINE FOR VENDORS LOOKING TO MOVE BEFORE THE NEW YEAR STARTS. FOLLOW THE BELOW 5 STEPS AND THIS IS EASILY ACHIEVABLE.

ON AVERAGE IT TAKES 8 WEEKS FOR A NEWLY ON THE MARKET HOME TO FIND A BUYER AND WITH THE AVERAGE TIME FROM AGREEING A SALE TO THE MOVING DATE BEING ANOTHER 8 WEEKS, HOW CAN YOU ENSURE YOUR STOCKINGS ARE HANGING ON A NEW MANTLEPIECE THIS YEAR?

1. Choose the Right Estate Agent

Choosing an agent is an essential part of any property sale. However, when time is sensitive, choosing a competent agent who will ensure a professional and slick service is key. Selecting an agent who offers a multitude of bespoke marketing platforms is a vital element to the exposure your property will receive, increasing the opportunity for a swift sale at the best price.

Mount & Minster offer a multitude of different marketing packages and tools, including but not limited to, uniquely designed particulars, local and national print advertising, drone footage, access to the nationwide network of over 200 offices, numerous social media platforms and a busy website.

Mount & Minster pride themselves in their highly professional, pro-active and personable manner, alongside their RICS accreditations and three national awards.

2. Price Realistically

Ensure your pricing is realistic, it is not advisable to be over ambitious, it could put potential buyers off. If you place the property at a competitive price, you may get buyers competing which often results in offers above the guide price. Rightmove has noted that buyers now have more choice this month compared to last, with total available stock being up 2.1%. More properties on the market mean more competition and options other than yours for prospective purchasers.

Ensure that you get the right advice from a competent estate agent. A poor estate agent will over value your home just to get your instruction, only to lower the price later-on which may result in you getting a lower figure than if you’d got it right, right from the start. If an agent is the best at what they do, they’ll be RICS qualified.

3. Get Organised

Make sure you have all relevant paperwork on hand to avoid any delays. Provision for the legal aspects of a sale will help ensure that the process runs smoothly – this is just as important as the aesthetics of your property. Collating all relevant documents for your property prior to marketing will assure the buyer’s satisfaction down the line when queries arise.

Begin drafting an inventory of items which you anticipate leaving behind – the agents and solicitors will need to know which fixtures will remain, such as light fittings or the wood burning stove.

Compile all documents relating to any changes that you have made to the property. Alterations to the structure of the property will be required to comply to Building Regulations and Planning Permission at the time of the works, usually covered by a completion certificate. Windows installed after 1 April 2002 will require a FENSA certificate, and other remedial work will be assured by various guarantees.

You will also require an Energy Performance Certificate to market your property. This document shows potential buyers how the property could be more energy efficient and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Mount & Minster will arrange this survey on your behalf.

4. Get Ready…

Appoint a swift solicitor is essential to a quick move. A slow solicitor will frustrate both buyer and seller and could even scupper a sale, so act quickly. If you are unsure of which solicitor is right for you, Mount & Minster can offer guidance and recommendations in your area.

Competition is high on the property market, being an accommodating vendor could tip the scales in your direction for a successful sale. Allowing lengthy or viewings at irregular hours may assist in sealing the deal.

5. Book your removals

Nearly there! Your agent will liaise with you as to potential dates that will suit everyone in the chain. Once you’re ready to exchange, get booking! On the day of completion just collect the keys, decorate the tree and make sure the turkey fits in your new oven! Welcome home.

MOUNT & MINSTER OFFER THE EXPERTISE TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE TO BRING THE TURKEY TO THE TABLE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. CONTACT ONE OF OUR HIGHLY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS TODAY ON EITHER  01522 716204 OR 01476 515329.