Over the years, Webbs Estate Agents has helped match countless buyers with properties for sale around Morden. It’s safe to say we know a thing or two about selling homes! So in this blog post, for those who are looking to sell-up, we’ve run through some top tips for attracting buyers and achieving your asking price.
Find the Right Estate Agent – OK, so we might seem a little biased here, being the Morden area’s leading estate agent. But it really is important to find an agent that is going to be able to find a buyer, agree a price to your liking, and all in all make the process simple and straight forward. While some people do put up properties for sale on a “DIY” basis, there’s a reason why it’s so rarely done this way – selling a house is complicated and stressful!
From securing viewings through the use of effective marketing techniques, to acting as an arbitrator who ensures you squeeze every penny possible out of your home, there’s a lot an estate agent does. However, beware the unproven and opportunistic estate agent. Some haven’t been marketing properties for sale very long. It pays to bring on broad a company with a proven track record, which has an intimate understanding of the local Morden area, like Webbs Estate Agents!
Take Time to Understand House Prices – The values of properties for sale in Morden, like everywhere in the world, are subject to fluctuation. That’s why it’s so important to get a solid understanding of the way the market is trending, and to only use trusted data sources like the house price indices regularly published by banks and building societies. Ramping up the asking price because a friend of a friend who knows an estate agent said there’s going to be a boom soon, isn’t exactly the wisest idea.
Ultimately, a local Morden estate agent like Webbs is best positioned to help you come up with a realistic asking price. Then often, it’s just a waiting game. Don’t rush a sale. Buyers are often patient people who submit offers under the asking price and wait for the seller to get skittish. When you have properties for sale it’s best to take your time, wait to see if multiple offers come through, then take a firm but diplomatic approach to the bidding process. Obviously, a Webbs estate agent can handle all this for you, acting as an arbitrator to ensure you get best value.
Boost Your Home’s Kerb Appeal – If properties for sale are struggling to attract interest, often we recommend investing in home improvements like rudimentary landscaping projects. Not only will they help attract buyers, but they can add thousands on to the eventual selling price. Think about if any of the following could prove a wise and profitable investment: a new driveway or patio, some rudimentary roof maintenance, replacement of fascias and soffits, repointing of brickwork, new window or glazing etc.
Many Morden buyers will tell a Webbs estate agent that they’re willing to invest in property improvements after making a purchase. But others want something that’s already “100% there”. Put yourself in the shoes of a buyer looking for the latter and ask yourself the question: “does my home look as good as it could?”
Declutter & Freshen Up – We’re aware that many people with properties for sale in the Morden area don’t want to have to spend much on improving kerb appeal. However, there’s still a lot that can be done inside the property itself. Firstly, declutter your home so that viewers can see it as spacious and tidy. This can make a huge difference when it comes to first impressions. If needed, put unneeded items into storage during the viewing process.
Secondly, consider what a lick of paint and some general re-decoration could offer. Peeling paint and old, out of fashion colour schemes can deter even the most imaginative of would-be buyers. Morden sellers who are unsure exactly which areas and rooms to re-decorate or “spruce up” can contact a Webbs estate agent. We’ll be more than happy to make suggestions!
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