If you want to sell your property, follow our eight great money-saving tips.
- Hold an open day
According to Moneywise, open houses achieve 5% above the asking price on average, so it makes sense to swing open your doors and let potential buyers in for a look around. What’s more, cutting down on the number of viewings saves you time and money.
- Use a probate house sale company
If you’re selling a property in probate, it may be worth working with probate house sale specialists such as Probate Purchasers to take off the pressure. Not only do such companies offer a competitive price for your property, but they negate the need for listing your property on the market and clearing the property before house viewings.
- Haggle with your estate agent
Whether you know it or not, all estate agent fees are negotiable. Firstly, check your local directory and see who’s most competitive, and then call up some of your top choices and ask what you’ll get for your money. See what room there is for negotiation, and don’t be afraid of haggling if you think you may be able to get a better deal.
- Make your house work for you
If your house looks great and you have multiple buyers interested, then you can negotiate on price and attempt to get a better deal on the sale of your property. One of the best ways to do this is to pit two potential buyers against each other and see who’ll pay more.
Use social networking sites to promote your house sale
If you don’t want to leave your house sale to an estate agent, consider using social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter to promote your house sale. By doing so, you’ll be able to save money on expensive property listings in newspapers and on specialist websites. You could even list your home on sites such as Craigslist and Gumtree if you want to reach the widest possible audience – just remember to use quality, professional images to promote your home and give accurate information regarding its condition.
- Haggle with your solicitor
Just like estate agent fees, solicitor fees can be reduced if you know what to say. Ask friends to recommend their solicitor, and attempt to play them off against each other to get the best possible price.
- Ask for a private sale
It’s entirely possible to sell your home without the help of an estate agent. Ask the potential buyer whether they’d be interested in a private sale, and be sure to use a solicitor or legal firm to ensure the sale is managed effectively.
- Make small home improvements
The thought of spending money on a property you want to sell may seem counter-intuitive, but a quick lick of paint and some new furnishings can attract potential buyers. Budget sensibly, and your improvements could help you sell your house more quickly, saving you money in listing fees and arranging house viewings.
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