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Everyone will have different reasons for selling their home but the first time can be especially tricky as there is so much to consider in order to gain the 'best possible price'.
We will be very happy to drop by and discuss your plans at a time to suit. You can arrange this by completing our on-line form, by email, phone call or by popping in to your local branch.
Our Valuation Manager will chat through with you all of the services and help on offer as well as the best price for your property given local and national market information. This will include comparable sold properties and local selling statistics.
Have your property valued
Ask Hawes & Co Estate Agents to come and value your property. As well as valuing your home, we will explain the service we offer and outline our fees. Be sure to show your valuer all the things you love about your home, and discuss your needs and timescales. You will be working closely with the sales teams so a good relationship with your valuer is needed right from the start.
Note down your selling costs
Make a list of all the approximate expenditure involved during the selling process and via the conveyancer (solicitor) when your sale completes. These will include: the Estate agent's selling fees, conveyancer's legal fees, removals and could include items such as final utility bills and mail redirection. You need to budget carefully to avoid nasty surprises further down the line and remember there will be other costs related to your purchase or rental.
Prepare your home to be seen on the market
Once you have instructed Hawes & Co to sell your home, a brochure and internet marketing will be prepared for potential buyers. This will include a full set of photos. Getting you property prepared in advance is essential. You won't achieve the best possible price if the property isn't looking it's best. Make the effort to do those little jobs that can make your home more appealing. A quick coat of paint can make a big difference, clean from top to bottom and clear away all personal clutter.
Share your property online
Hawes & Co are very active on the internet, utilizing the major property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla and also by enthusiastically maintaining social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter which can really create a buzz around your home and keep in touch with would be buyers for years.
First impressions count! Take time to prepare your home.