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Getting ready to sell your home or dealing with a probate property?

The Estates Agent has a wealth of experience, especially when assisting families with a recent bereavement leading to a property sale, or working with elderly or vulnerable clients. We have been working with estate properties since 1997 and can trace our roots back to 1964. We are the exclusive partner to “ Finders International ” who have been tracing next of kin who inherit property for decades (as seen on BBC1’s ‘Heir Hunters’) and the experience and knowledge gained in the sensitivities of working with families in unusual circumstances has retained by The Estates Agent.

Our online presence and central London office is backed up with over 50 regional UK personnel making us extremely agile and able to visit clients in person within a very short timeframe.

We successfully combine the personal approach and the best aspects of a traditional sale with the latest technology, to achieve a favourable outcome for our clients.

What’s the best way to sell a home?

The best way to sell your house will depend on your individual circumstances and priorities. It’s important to consider factors such as the condition of your home, your timeline for selling, your financial goals, and the local real estate market.

If you’re looking for the best price possible, a national online estate agent may be your best option. They can provide valuable insight into markets, help you price your home correctly, and market your home effectively to potential buyers.

If you’re willing to take a little more risk for the potential for a higher price, selling by auction can be a good option. This method can create competition among buyers and lead to a higher selling price, but it also requires a certain level of flexibility and willingness to accept a potentially lower price.

If you need to sell your house quickly, a cash house buying company may be a good option. These companies specialise in buying homes quickly and can often close the sale in a matter of days or weeks.

Ultimately, it’s important to do your research and consider your options carefully before making a decision on how to sell your home. Consulting with a real estate professional can also provide valuable guidance and support throughout the selling process.

The Estates Agent offers a complete online Estate Agency, and can co-ordinate Auctions and Cash Buying Company sales with carefully selected partners. You won’t need to ‘shop around’ with untested firms as we’ve done all the leg work for you in finding the best companies to work with.

Top 10 tips for preparing a home for sale

  1. Neglecting Repairs: If there are repairs that need to be made, don’t neglect them. Potential buyers may see them as red flags and it could hurt your chances of selling.
  2. Overpricing Your Home: Overpricing your home can turn away potential buyers, causing your home to sit on the market longer than it needs to.
  3. Failing to Stage Your Home: Staging your home can make it more appealing to potential buyers. Consider hiring a professional to help you.
  4. Curb appeal is the first thing potential buyers see. Make sure the exterior of your home is well-maintained and attractive.
  5. Shying Away From Showings: Be willing to show your home to potential buyers, even if it’s inconvenient. The more showings, the more chances you have of selling.
  6. Overlooking the Clutter: Clutter can make a home look smaller and uninviting. Make sure your home is clean and organized before showing it.
  7. Leaving Too Many Personal Items Out: Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home. Remove personal items like family photos and memorabilia.
  8. Offensive odours: Odours, like cigarette smoke or pet smells, can turn off potential buyers. Make sure your home smells fresh and clean.
  9. Ignoring Your Estate Agent’s Advice: Your estate agent is an expert in selling homes. Listen to their advice and take it seriously.
  10. Getting Emotional: Selling a home can be emotional, but it’s important to keep a level head. Don’t let your emotions cloud your judgment when making important decisions.

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