Advice for how to start selling your home

Selling a house can be a confusing and stressful experience so it pays to find the right advice and the best agent for you as soon as possible to make the process run a lot smoother. Here are some tips to sell your property as quickly as possible and for the best price:


Choose at least three different local estate agents to come and value your home. Ask them lots of questions about the reasons for their valuation, why your house is worth the amount they have suggested and how they will go about finding the best price from a well-suited purchaser. Find an agent you’re comfortable with and don’t be afraid to barter a little on the fees.

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Choosing the right agent

Ask which portals they use to advertise properties with Rightmove and Zoopla being the most visited property sites online. There are online tools you can use to see how well a particular estate agent has performed in your area. Be sure to ask how many similar properties they’ve sold and the prices that they sold for. Do they have plenty of potential buyers? Ensure you know exactly what the costs will be and a copy of their terms and conditions. For Estate Agents Bath, visit


Before you receive any viewings, spend some time decluttering, cleaning and doing any small repair jobs to ensure that your property is looking its very best. Don’t overlook the condition of the outside and gardens either. If you get a survey completed then this will identify any issues that need addressing or highlight to potential buyers what great condition your house is in.

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It might not be very exciting but it’s important to find someone reliable as it’s an essential part of selling a house. Spend some time researching different firms online and always check out customer reviews to help you make your decision. The fees might seem scary but if you’re selling a house and buying a new one then it’s a huge financial transaction for which you will need an experienced and efficient solicitor or conveyancer in your corner. You want a company that offers great communication and who will sort out problems quickly.

Best Buyer

If you’re in the enviable position of having several interested parties, choose the buyer who you think is the least likely to pull out for any reason and is in a position to move at the same speed and timescale that you can. Of course, you’ll want the most attractive offer as well. The most reliable buyers are those who have already sold and completed and those purchasing for the first time.

Dates Agreed

To save potential arguments and issues further down the line, it’s recommended to draw up a written plan with your buyer of aimed- for dates for exchange and completion. Such an agreement won’t be legally binding but it’s helpful to know you’re all on the same page and helps to prevent people from delaying or pulling out due to a lack of communication.