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How to sell your house yourself

Firstly,  I must state that I’m not giving financial advice, nor am I qualified to provide financial advice regarding your finances and your property’s selling, so this is general advice. If you want to sell your house yourself, then read on and good luck.

What is the market doing?

Ok,  so here we go. If you are considering selling your home privately, you are not alone. In 2019 there was 11865 house’s sold in Stoke-on-Trent alone. During 2020, sales were reduced due to Covid19 restrictions. Data from The Land Registry shows that certain types of property sold quicker than others, with flats selling slower than, say, a terraced house, and the most popular being Semi-detached houses.

If you sell your car privately, you do not need to ask permission. You just need to fill in the logbook with the new owner’s details, exchange funds, and off you go.  You do not need a car showroom to sell your car just the correct paperwork. It’s the same with houses.

Preparing to sell your house yourself

When preparing your home for sale in Stoke-on-Trent, the first thing is to have a plan, write it down and ask the following questions.

Who would you like to sell to? A family, couples, or singles?

What condition is the property in, and will the buyer be able to get a mortgage on the house? If yes, that is great! If not, why? All properties should have running water, somewhere to cook, and a working bathroom. If not, see the section on alternatives as you can still sell, really.

What are the alternatives?

Put the house in the auctions, yes, but if it does not sell, then what?

Sell to a cash buyer? Do most people really walk around with that kind of cash?

Sell online to a company that says they can buy in a day and give you £40k more? Really. I bet you have used very little cash since the lockdown, so will they have cash?

My company buys houses in Stoke-on-Trent, we are local and promise to do our best to help you sell your house and if you are happy with us, we can even help you to sell with no selling fees, apart from your solicitor’s fee, emove, Purple bricks, and so on.

Staging your home for sale

  • Get a home inspection. We can help with that as we have a building surveyor on our team.
  • Next, find out what houses like yours are really selling for. We can help with that too.
  • Empty the house of any furniture that makes it look cluttered.
  • Give the house a good clean and maybe touch up any areas that need a lick of paint.
  • Get rid of any unwanted smells, i.e., cooking, pet smells.
  • Take some photos to put on your favourite social media.
  • Publish and then wait for people to get back to you for viewings, be aware of covid19 restrictions and ensure you follow them.
  • Negotiate a price. On average, this process takes 60 days with an agent, so it may take you a little longer.
  • Get a good solicitor in Stoke-on-Trent, and start the sales process.
  • Exchange documents and off you go to your new house in Stoke-on-Trent.

Help you sell your house

The information above sounds simple, and it can be with the correct help, so if you need a hand in selling a house yourself, just give me a call. I am based in Stoke-on-Trent and, for no fee, would be willing to help.

Ok, what is the catch? There isn’t one. I help you to sell your house in Stoke-on-Trent, and I get a fee from the buyer. That said, I can spare an hour for free. Try me and see.