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How To Take Back Control
When Selling Your Home

Guide to being in charge of your selling your own home

New house for sale
When you are selling your home things can get out of hand, so you need to
take back control of selling your own home
 (Image: Pixabay.com)

Moving home should be fun. A new land of opportunity awaits you. You get to brush off old stringencies and create an entirely new life. You can start planning all sorts of interior design ideas. However, the experience overwhelms a lot of people. Many often feel that control is taken entirely out of their hands. Though it’s nice to pass a little responsibility over to someone else. It takes some weight off your shoulders. But when you pass over all responsibility, you can be left feeling lost and left out of the picture. So how do you maintain a good power of balance? Here’s a quick guide to taking back authority when it comes to selling your home.

Estate Agents

Estate agents are a great medium for selling your home. They’re the middleman between you and the buyer. However, you’ll need to find the right estate agent for you. Some can come across as a little pushy and grate on you. Others will seem to be slacking, and you will be left frustrated if years down the line, the final sale still isn’t within sight. Estate agents receive a percentage of your final sale price and will often charge fees. You’re creating business for them when you choose their service to sell your home. So don’t let them walk all over you. They’ll be vying for your business. So make sure any agreement is on your terms. If you feel an estate agent isn’t right for you, don’t be scared to try another out. This is your home, and you need to be comfortable with the way that it is sold.

Real estate signs
If you choose real estate agents option to sell your home, you need to make sure that any agreement is on your terms. (Image: Geograph.org.uk)

Independently

Most people assume that an estate agent is essential for selling your home. But this isn’t true. You can sell your home independently. This gives you the ultimate control over the sale. You can advertise your home yourself through various mediums. You can conduct your own viewings. You can barter. This also means that you don’t have to pay out the large estate agent fee at the end either. There are countless laws surrounding the sale of a home. There are plenty of legal procedures that need to be carried out. All of which, you are more than likely personally unaware of.

Unless you’re familiar with the law yourself, you should search out conveyancing specialists to help you with the legal aspects of the sale. These are specialist lawyers who deal specifically with the legal aspects of buying and selling real property or real estate. Most estate agents will employ a conveyancing specialist to do the work on their behalf and charge you for the service. You can cut out the middleman and contact a conveyancing specialist yourself. They will charge a fee, but their in-depth knowledge and experience will be entirely worth it.

Do Your Research

A house sale is a big deal. Your home is probably the most expensive thing you own. It’s your greatest investment. Avoid rushing the process. People will manage to take advantage of your situation and profit from you. Conduct in-depth research before carrying anything out and make a checklist of necessary tasks to complete. Whether that’s deciding whether to sell through estate agents or independently, deciding on a suitable asking price or settling a deal with a buyer. Take your time and make sure you’re genuinely happy with the final sale.

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