Top Tips For First-Time Sellers
21/09/2022 12:00 AM 0

Agreed provides you with all the tools you need to sell your home with our self-service property platform, saving you thousands in estate agency fees in the process. But we know that for first-time sellers, the idea of selling may seem a little daunting. It’s time to throw away your preconceptions of what it takes to sell a house and join us in the property-selling revolution!

Here are a few helpful tips to get you started.

1) Decide how much your property should be listed for

You may have a rough idea of the value of your home, and it’s worth doing some local research to see what similar properties in your area are selling for. For added peace of mind, you can use Agreed’s online property valuation tool to give you an instant valuation that you can use as a guide. Tap here for your instant home valuation.

2) Get your home ready to sell

Before putting your home on the market, make sure your property is looking its absolute best so that anyone viewing it online or in person falls in love with it at first glance. Have a look at our advice on getting your home ready to sell here. It's packed full of tips on staging your home for sale, or check our our article on how to get the most out of your photography, keeping you ahead of the game at every step.

3) Create your property listing

The Agreed platform guides you through your listing creation, making sure you don’t forget anything and keeping the process as simple as can be. We’ll help you with everything from your photos, property description, key features, location, floor plan and EPC. It couldn’t be easier, and Agreed helps to keep you compliant of laws and regulations as you take the first step towards selling your home.

4) Decide how you want to market your property

With Agreed, you’re in control of marketing and advertising, so you only pay for what you want. You can choose to advertise on the major property portals, Rightmove and Zoopla, as well as advertising through Facebook, not to mention tried and tested promotional tools like For-Sale Boards or leaflet distribution. Agreed is free, but you can choose to add on (and remove) optional extras at any time to enhance your listing, making marketing your property in a way that suits you incredibly affordable.

5) Conduct viewings yourself

Once your listing is up and running, you’re in the driving seat. Using our viewings calendar, you can set the days and times when you are free to conduct viewings, and potential buyers can book in to view during the slots you set. You will be sent reminders of viewings, and directions to your property will be sent to viewers. You can even communicate securely with buyers from the palm of your hand, using our instant messaging platform, allowing you to respond at a time that suits you.

6) Navigate offers and negotiations

Our offers platform allows buyers to make offers and for you to either accept an offer or counter it. When you’ve been made an offer you can’t refuse, Agreed can help you with the paperwork and legal stuff. Once you’ve agreed your sale, we produce your Memorandum of Sale documentation, ready to give to your solicitor to do the paperwork and proceed your sale, and can recommend a solicitor if you don’t already have one.

Throughout the sales process, the Agreed platform makes compliance easy. We qualify your buyers for you and verify their funding so you can proceed with peace of mind. We also carry out a multitude of checks (e.g. proof of ownership, I.D. check, Anti-Money Laundering etc.) to ensure you are protected throughout your sale.

Selling your house couldn’t be easier, and when that’s all done, we can give you a load of advice about what comes next – be it finding the right removals firm or helping you with a checklist of everything you need to prepare for when moving house. So tear up the old-fashioned property selling handbook and join the property revolution.

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