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staff value your home and answer your questions

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Find out how much your property is worth

Get an instant online valuation or let one of our experienced
staff value your home and answer your questions

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Find out how much your property is worth

Get an instant online valuation or let one of our experienced
staff value your home and answer your questions

First time seller guide

Whatever your reason for selling a property for the first time, you'll want to make sure you get the best price from your sale. 

We will be very happy to drop by and discuss your plans at a time that suits you. You can arrange this by completing our online form, by email, phone call or by popping in to your local branch.

Our staff will chat through our services with you as well as provide guidance on how to get the best from your sale, whether that's price, time to sell or both!

They'll also provide information about the local and national market and provide you with comparable sold properties and local selling statistics.

In the meantime you can use the below helpful guide from Thomas Morris to help you think about what you need when selling your property for the first time. 

1. Have your property valued

The first thing to do is get your property appraised so you know it's value in the current market.

Thomas Morris will come and value your property, as well as explaining the services we offer and letting you know our fees. 

Be sure to show your valuer all the things you love about your home, and discuss your needs and timescales. You will be working closely with the sales teams so it's great to create a really good relationship with them from the start.

2. Note down your selling costs

Make a list of all the approximate costs involved during the selling process and through the conveyancer (solicitor) when your sale completes. These will include: the estate agent's selling fees, conveyancer's legal fees, removals and could include items such as final utility bills and mail redirection. It's best to consider all costs so you don't get any nasty surprises further down the line. 

Remember there will be other costs related to your purchase or rental.

3. Prepare your home to be seen on the market

Once you have instructed Thomas Morris to sell your home, a brochure and internet marketing pack will be prepared for potential buyers. This will include a full set of photos and property floor plan. Getting you property prepared in advance is essential to getting the right price. Make sure your property is looking it's best.  

Making the effort to do those little jobs that you've been putting off will make a difference to potential buyers. A quick coat of paint can make a big difference, clean from top to bottom and clear away all personal clutter.

Think about how your property will look in photographs and online as well as at viewings. Consider putting items into storage or changing your bedding and/or curtains to make your rooms feel brighter and bigger. 

4. Share your property online

Thomas Morris are very active on the internet, utilising the major property portals like Rightmove and Zoopla and also by enthusiastically maintaining social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter which can really create a buzz around your home and attract potential buyers.