Selling Your Home Made Easy: Top Tips for First-Time Sellers 🏆

Selling your home doesn't have to be scary.

Georgia Cave
Marketing Manager

🏡 The first time you sell your home can often feel daunting, especially if you’ve lived there for a while. Most likely this is the biggest sale you’ve had in your life, and selecting the right agent for the job is paramount. 

🤝 Everyone likes to operate differently, but by choosing an independent self-employed estate agent, you can experience a hyper-personalised service that the high street branches just can’t compete with. They will help guide you from start to finish as one point of contact, minimising the risk of any miscommunication, dedicated to making sure your sale completes. 

🎤 I caught up with some of our Area Partners to find out their top tips for first-time sellers. 

“Don’t be afraid to be there on viewings” says Joe Williams, Dulwich Area Partner. “Buyers like sincerity and it often gives the chance to sell ‘soft’ benefits that only you know about. It can help to humanise potential negotiation further down the line when an agreement is reached.” 

Michael Jones, Area Partner for Wandsworth comments on the importance of preparation before listing. “First impressions are as crucial as people say. Make sure you try and make your home as neutral as possible. Try to hide as many hyper-personal things as you can to help potential buyers view themselves living in the property.” 

He continues, “Save time in the long run by being prepared. Make sure you have all of your necessary documents ready, including EPCs, planning permissions or building regulation certificates.” 

Alongside improving your home’s aesthetics, it’s recommended that you fix any little odd jobs. Michael Flynn, Hackney Partner endorses this, “All the little things can subconsciously make a buyer think that a place needs more work than it actually does” he says. “ The dodgy bathroom handle, the forever broken spotlight, even the slightly torn or frayed carpet, get them done! The only thing I would say is that if you aren’t great at painting, it can be more beneficial to use a professional!”

If you’re looking to have a chat about the sale of your home and you want a dedicated, fresh approach to selling, pop in your details below to find out more.

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