How to Sell Your Leyton Home Quickly
Tips for a Swift and Painless House Sale
Homes in Leyton are in demand. With the right sales strategy, you can get the best price for yours and be in your new home before Christmas.
Selling a house can be a daunting prospect. But like so many things in life, getting it right comes down to adequate preparation and taking a structured approach. Here, we look at the steps you need to take in getting your Leyton home on the market and into the hands of a buyer at the best possible price.
Timing is everything
The housing market goes through peaks and troughs, and Leyton estate agents typically see a spike in demand in early autumn. This is a time when the summer madness is out of the way, there are no bank holidays to distract us and the weather is still reasonably good. Nobody wants to be worrying about moving house over Christmas, so getting the property on the market in early October is ideal.
Choose a local agent
This is the age of choice, and there are plenty of alternatives when it comes to estate agents. Some of the online chains that advertise on TV might look tempting, but think carefully, and weigh up the pros and cons. Usually, the old adage that you get what you pay for holds true, so if you pay a flat, one off fee, expect a flat, one-off service.
To achieve the quickest sale at the best price, a local agent that gives you personal service and understands the Leyton market is always going to get you the best results. Also keep in mind that if they get paid on completion and charge a percentage of the sale value, they have a vested interest in achieving the quickest sale at the highest price.
Price to sell
Another good reason to choose a local agent is that they will have their finger on the pulse when it comes to understanding the local market. A small adjustment in the asking price can have a huge effect on the level of interest from buyers. It is a fine line, and it pays to have help from professionals.
Make the house beautiful
It sounds obvious, but you would be surprised at the things that put a buyer off. This is something that Rightmove has researched in some depth, and one of the biggest turn-offs is a dirty bathroom, for example. So roll up your sleeves and get those tiles looking spotless.
Also, take a good look at the house from the outside. First impressions count, and if the first thing the viewer sees is dirty windows and a front gate with a broken latch, you are half way to losing them before they’ve even stepped through the door.
Be warm and welcoming
It’s the house they have come to see, so surely it doesn’t matter what they think of you? Actually, it does. If they like the occupants, it will improve their overall impression of the property, so get the kettle on and be prepared to chat. Don’t overdo it, though, and be sure to give the viewers some space to take a look around by themselves.