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West Avenue - Basford - Newcastle-under-Lyme £475,000.00

West Avenue - Basford - Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Guide To Selling Your Home

In a tough market, it is important to get your property to stand out from the crowd. Here are our top tips for selling: Research the market prior to inviting estate agents out to the property.

selling home guide

  • Use websites such as to see what has sold on your road and for what price.
  • Look to see if there are any similar properties up for sale and see how they compare to yours.
  • Invite 3 estate agents out to value your property (including us of course!) Findahome Online (National) Estate & Letting Agents are qualified members of the National Association of Estate Agents, and are regulated by the Ombudsman Scheme⁄Office of Fair Trading for sales and lettings.
  • Find out what internet coverage each agent can offer. You need to be on all the major property portals. 90% of buyers use the internet.
  • Have a look at each agent's website, imagining you are a buyer.
  • Don't be flattered by the highest valuation. Remain realistic with your pricing. Properties that are overpriced won't sell quickly and can become stale.
  • Once you have chosen an agent, the marketing can commence.
  • Make sure the exterior has kerb appeal. Keep lawns cut and complete any necessary outside painting. Lots of viewers drive past before booking a viewing. They won't buy if they don't get over the threshold!
  • Book viewings at a time that shows the property in a good light. For example, plan your viewing time carefully if the property is on a busy road or by a school.
  • When someone comes to view, make sure the house is presentable and free of clutter. If there's lots of clutter, it can make the biggest of rooms look small.
  • If you have a small 3rd bedroom, put a bed into it so people can see that it is functional.
  • Open windows prior to the viewing to let air in. Keep pets out of the way. Most of us love pets but some people are not keen.
  • Stay relaxed when people are looking around. You may like to offer them a cup of tea. Answer honestly any questions they ask.
  • Once they have viewed, avoid discussing offers. Leave that to us.
  • Do not disclose too much information. If the viewers think you are desperate to sell, they may put in a low offer.
  • Findahome chases every viewing the next day and will report the feedback to you straight away.

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