Three top house selling tips

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If you are selling your home in Gloucester, or anywhere else in the UK, it can be difficult to know exactly what potential buyers are looking for and what is a realistic price for your property. The first step is often to engage a good estate agent, but there is some ground work you can do to make sure you really maximise the potential of your property and achieve the best price.

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Be realistic about your asking price

Before you invite Gloucester estate agents to put your property on their books, you need to do some research. Sites such as Rightmove allow you to look at what the local market is doing by letting you see what is available in your area and what the competition is. This will give you an idea of what valuations are realistic, achievable and competitive.

Researching the competition will also give you some good ideas on quick fixes and improvements you can make before you put your property on the market. Only search within the last six months, as market movements beyond this timescale will not be relevant. Now contact estate agents to come and give you a valuation.

Don’t overstretch your budget

The valuation your agent gives you will always take into account room for negotiation and you will need to be flexible if a below-asking price offer comes your way. If you have your heart set on a more expensive house that is only affordable if you achieve your own asking price, you may need to adjust your budget accordingly.

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A good estate agent such as will be prepared to advise you honestly on what you are likely to achieve, helping you to select your next property without getting caught out.

Let your agent conduct viewings

When prospective buyers come to view, studies show that the best thing you can do is go out. Buyers want to be able to visualise themselves in the property, so it is beneficial if you declutter and keep every room tidy and ready for viewings.

Don’t make the mistake of de-personalising so it looks sterile and soulless, however, as your buyer needs some visual clues to imagine it as home. The best way to sell your house is to make your buyer feel that they could move in tomorrow.

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