What are the key steps in selling a house?  We then set out more guides and tips to help you.

Step

Simpler Guide

Simpler Tip

1.      Research your sales price and costs.

 

Right Price, Which Estate Agent, Valuation Tool, Moving Costs Tool Knowledge is key here.  Get as much data as possible including the costs you will incur to redeem your mortgage.

2.     Select an estate agent

Which Estate Agent

See a number of agents – it will be worth it

3.     Agree your sale price Right Price Set the sales price 5% or so higher to allow for haggling
4.     Get ready for viewings House Beautiful, Viewings A little effort on smartening your house will go a long way
5.    Select a conveyancer or solicitor Instruct a Conveyancer Use our comparison tool to get the right conveyancer or solicitor for you
6.    Accept an offer

 

Accept an offer If the offer is lower can you reduce the price of the house you’re buying.
7.     Negotiate the draft contract Agree the contract A far away completion date may out off a buyer
8.    Fill out the relevant questionnaires Agree the contract Including fixtures and fittings may achieve a higher price
9.    Exchange contracts Agree the contract A deposit is required from the buyer
10.  Completion

 

Agree the contract