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The first thing to do is get your property appraised so you know its 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.
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.
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 your property prepared in advance is essential to getting the right price. Make sure your property is looking its 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.
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.