Selling your home can be a long and arduous process that can take months. From taking the right photos, to setting the right price, there’s a lot to think about when you’re looking to sell-up. Property experts Louisa Fletcher and Andrew Montlake have recently shared their top tips for homeowners looking to sell.
The property gurus often share their tips and advice on a podcast called The Property Show.
Last week, Ms Fletcher shared her advice for would-be sellers looking to put their property on the market this spring.
Meanwhile, Mr Montlake explained the difference between remortgaging and a product transfer.
Ms Fletcher, a property writer and expert, said if your house has been on the market for a long time and you haven’t had many viewings, then it’s likely overpriced.
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“Quite a lot of people think their home is worth more than it actually is. That’s normal, I get it.
“But if you’re serious about selling, you do need to take the advice of a good agent because they will know what it’s worth.”
Ms Fletcher also said if you’re looking to sell your home for “top dollar” then you may miss out on the type of properties you want to buy.
“Everything is relative in a market,” she added.
“If everything is going up, that means whatever you sell for, is relative to what you’re probably likely to be purchasing.”
The property expert said if you’re selling your home then you should trust the advice of your estate agent.
Ms Fletcher also revealed “the worst thing” you can say to an estate agent when you’re looking to sell.
She added: “They will advise you accordingly, and do listen to them.
“The worst thing you can do is say to an agent, ‘I want you to put it on for this price because I believe it’s worth this much’.
“It [your home] will just sit there.”
Mr Montlake agreed and said estate agents are the market experts for a reason.
“You wouldn’t tell a pilot how to fly a plane”, he added.
Ms Fletcher also said good photos are especially important when selling your home, particularly when they are likely to appear on property portals.