One of the first things that many estate agents Brentwood teams are asked when their clients have an offer accepted, is how to speed up the process and reach a speedy sale. There is never a 100% guarantee that you can push through a sale at a quicker rate, but there are some things that can be done in order to ensure that you have the best possible chance at super-fast completion.
Make the perfect first impression
If you are selling your home, then you should take the time to work on its presentation ahead of any promotional images being taken and potential buyers attending viewings. For a speedy sale, you’ll want to ensure that you showcase your home in its best possible light, attracting buyers and helping them to visualise themselves living in this space.
If you don’t have the budget to hire a team of cleaners to give your property a once-over, then you can achieve this look yourself with a few pieces of cleaning kit. Hiring a carpet cleaning machine could help to keep the house looking and smelling its best, whilst a complete deep clean of your property will go a long way to showcasing it as a much-loved place of residence.
Keep an excellent level of communication flowing
Communication is key with any property sale. Whether you are the person buying or selling a property, you’ll need to offer prompt replies to all communication that comes your way. Hiring a solicitor who is known to be reliable and on the ball when it comes to answering queries and chasing up correspondence can be a real lifesaver for those who need fast completion.
Keeping in regular contact with your estate agent will also help to move things along, as they can also assist in chasing replies or communicating with third parties on your behalf.
Have your finances in order
Careful budgeting is important in both the early and later stages of any property sale. Lenders will expect to be able to dive into your accounts and will want to see responsible banking and regular savings. You should also ensure that your finances are in good standing and that you are ready to go when the time comes to complete the sale and transfer the funds.
Avoid taking a family vacation until you have the keys to your new property
Save the family vacations for after you have moved into your new property. You may think that you’ll be able to keep up with communication from anywhere in the world, but time differences and missed calls could drag out a sale by days or sometimes weeks! You should also check with anyone involved in the sale if they have any planned holiday dates that could cause them to be unavailable for a significant amount of time.