Reducing stress levels when selling your home

Selling your home may seem stressful, especially if you’re buying another house at the same time but there are ways in which you can make the process less difficult.

At Redstones, our top tips for sellers include:

Speak to a mortgage advisor as soon as possible. Before putting your home on the market, work out how much you will be able to afford in relation to your next property. Talk to an independent mortgage broker before you even start your search.

Find the right estate agent who will target the type of buyers likely to buy your home. Ask about their marketing methods and see how they will help you sell your home fast. At Redstones, there are many ways in which we can help.

It will really help the sales process along if you work with a good conveyancer or property solicitor. This doesn’t necessarily mean the cheapest. Check that they have the capacity to take you on and are not over-run with work. Recommendations from friends and family usually works best.

Take your time to pick the best buyer. If they’re a chain-free first-time buyer you may be able to move more quickly and there will be fewer parties will be involved. Check whether they have a mortgage in principle, as this proves they can afford your property. This is particularly important if you’re lucky enough to have multiple buyers, as minimal fuss (as well as the highest offer) is the goal.

We all hear about the difficulties of property chains, but rest assured that at Redstones, we carefully vet buyers and ensure they are in a strong position to move forward with the sale.

Finally, be organised, so that you’re not rushing around at the last minute. For example, complete any DIY work on your house before putting it on the market to increase the likelihood of a fast sale.

At Redstones, we pro-actively help our sellers achieve their objectives. Here’s our useful guide on the selling process.