There are a few speculations to whether selling your home yourself is beneficial or not, and it can seem quite daunting. However, there are many ways which prove that doing this could benefit you. It’s also easier than it sounds.
First off, you have much more control over the whole process of selling your home. You know much more about your home than any estate agent does, therefore you can provide better detailed information to potential buyers. This also saves a lot of time for you and the buyers. By selling online yourself, there would be a much wider exposure. So, if you’re in a hurry to sell up, it will be quicker to find a buyer.
One of the biggest benefits from private house sales is the money you could save. As stated earlier, you are in control much more by selling privately, thus meaning there is no money spent on paying estate agents. Whether your house is worth £120,000 or £1million, it’s still worth selling your home privately due to the percentage of which estate agents charge when they sell your home for you. On some property websites, there may be a charge for advertising your house, but it would still be much more cost effective if you choose this route.
If you are considering selling privately, always remember to make your home look tidy and emphasise its good attributes. Whether this means giving the walls a lick of paint, sprucing up the kitchen or de-cluttering, it could add value to the house. Also, don’t forget to fix and repair anything that you’ve been putting off. If a home was untidy or not in a state to be up for sale, a potential buyer could be put off although it may have been their ideal home.
This also leads to photographing your rooms when advertising. It is important to assure everything is neat and looks presentable so people want to buy it; good lighting and a thorough spring clean can make a huge difference.
So, if you have been wondering which path is best for you when selling your home, keep in mind that privately is cost effective and less time consuming. Selling your house and moving is stressful as it is, and private house selling could be the easier option.