selling your home can feel overwhelming. If you've never sold a property
before, you may not even know where to begin. We've prepared this guide
specifically for new UK home sellers like yourself who may want some guidance
in the property sale process. Follow these steps to easily list and sell your
Prepare Your Home For Sale
Before you can even begin to sell your home, you first need to do some initial preparation work. In order to get the most from your home valuation, you'll want to begin by doing the following:
- Fix minor cosmetic issues. Paint chipped walls, replace torn carpets, and repair anything broken in the home. Doing so now will prevent you from scrambling once the house is listed, and can affect your asking price.
- Enlist the help of professionals to fix bigger issues. For bigger breaks or issues -- leaking faucets, for instance, or a broken boiler -- enlist the help of a trained professional. Most home buyers will expect these repairs to be made before they purchase.
- Get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Not only is it required by British law, it's also a great resource to help you evaluate what you can improve before listing.
Complete A Property
After you've prepared your home for sale and made any necessary fixes, you should then complete a property valuation. Doorsteps offer a free instant online home valuation. You can access the feature on our website.
List Your Home
You've completed the prep work and received your valuation. It's now time to list your home. Your listing should include:
- A 250 word written property description with an eye-catching headline.
- Professional photos and/or videos of your property (smartphone snaps will usually not suffice).
- A 2D property floor plan, to help buyers visualise your house's layout.
- The asking price for your property.
- A contact method where you can be reached at most anytime. If you're providing a phone number, make sure you have your answerphone set up so you won't miss a sale!
Show Your Home and
Now that your home is listed, you'll soon be receiving enquiries and offers from potential buyers. Provide property showings to those most interested, and negotiate the final sale price as necessary.
Finalise the Sell
Once you've received your best offer, it's time to finalise the sale. Complete the required documents, title deeds, and so on, then receive your property payment from the buyer.
After completing all these steps, your property sale is complete. If you still feel confused, or you'd like the help of a professional agent for £99 all-in, then reach out to Doorsteps today.