Avoid a property selling mistake that can 'scare off buyers' and 'significantly delay sale'

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Experts shared how to sell your home more quickly

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Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray


Published: 21/06/2024

- 14:46

Property experts shared advice on how to sell your home more quickly

Selling a property can be a long, tiresome process and sellers might be dragging this out longer than they realise.

Property experts shared how to speed up a sale and the mistakes to avoid that could put buyers off.


One of the most important things to do is pick the right estate agent, experts at digital property pack provider Moverly stated.

The right estate agent will value your home correctly and make sure it is as appealing to potential buyers as possible.

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The right estate agent can make a home more appealing to buyers

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The expert stated: "Selecting the right estate agent is crucial for a speedy sale.

"Look for an agent who knows your local market inside out, understands what buyers in your area are looking for and has a proven track record of accurately valuing homes.

"When considering potential agents, it's worth keeping in mind that those who charge unusually low fees may be less motivated to work hard to secure you the best price in a timely manner.

"On the flip side, agents who overvalue your home in an attempt to impress could inadvertently scare off buyers or significantly delay the sale."

The right agent can help make buyers see the value in your property without prices that are sure to put them off. This means you are more likely to get an offer more quickly.

The experts added: "The ideal agent will strike a balance, valuing your home accurately based on current market conditions, working diligently to qualify buyers, keeping a close eye on the entire chain, and gently encouraging solicitors to keep the transaction moving at a good pace.

"Ultimately, the right agent for you will offer a combination of competitive fees and high-quality, proactive service to help you achieve your selling goals."

When you have picked the best agent and solicitors, regularly checking in on them will ensure things are moving as quickly as possible.

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Keeping in touch with estate agents will ensure the sale moves as quickly as possible

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"Stay in regular contact with your agent and solicitor to ensure everything is progressing smoothly and find out if there's anything you can do to help.

"By being proactive, you can prevent delays and keep the sale moving forward."

This comes as the UK regions where house prices have shot up the most have been shared.

Average house prices increased in England to £298,000 (up 0.6 per cent), in Wales to £208,000 (up 0.4 per cent), in Scotland to £190,000 (up 4.5 per cent) and in Northern Ireland to £178,000 (up four per cent), according to ONS data.

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