We all know that either buying or selling a home can be a daunting task for anyone, so at Timberwise, we have provided some top tips to help you get through this stressful time:
Getting the most out the viewings
Making sure that you spend time looking at every inch of the property is one of the most important parts of the house buying process. Before stepping foot into the house you should have an idea of what you’re looking for and if there are any issues found, make sure you take pictures to remind you later. This information can be then used to negotiate a better offer or in the worst case scenario, could mean abandoning the property purchase altogether.
Getting yourself a mortgage
Before the searching process actually begins getting yourself a mortgage approved is key to having the funds to purchase a property. Make sure you get clued on mortgages and shop around for the best deal for you.
Know your financial limits
Purchasing a property is a big financial commitment to take so ensure that you have all the necessary steps in place to know what your financial ceiling is. This is vital when looking at what the mortgage or rent might be per month on a property ensuring you live within your means.
Finding the property that is suited to you
Looking for the right property is different for everyone as everybody has different needs e.g. being close to the school or having an extra bedroom. Have a checklist ready yourself before viewing a property to make sure that everything that you want from the house is all there.
Negotiating with the estate agent and making the best offer
Once you have your ideal property, the tough test is negotiating the best deal for yourself and not going over your set limit.
Selling Home Checklist
Preparing yourself to sell
Make sure a lot of time is spent on preparing the property for the sale and ensuring that the house is looking the best for viewing.
Getting the most of the viewings
Similarly to when buying the property making the most of the house viewing is just as important for the seller. By making sure you provide a good first impression for your potential house buyer can give yourself that extra edge you need to sell your house.
Deciding whether to sell privately or through an estate agent
The selling process of your home is important to get right. Don’t take any risks in selling your property and choose the right estate agent that best meets your specific needs.
Finding out how much your house is worth
Checking out a variety of estate agents will give a good flavour for how much your property should be put on the market for.
Prepare for moving day
Once the house has been sold, preparing for moving is the last step in the moving process. It can be a stressful time for any property owner and by organising everything you need to do into a list is the best way of minimising the chances of forgetting something!
Making sure to plan everything as soon as you can and organise your time wisely will be the key to success. If you go through these steps thoroughly you can have a much more relaxing time being prepared for buying or selling a home.