Your Selling Checklist

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Here's our checklist of points to remember when selling your home.

  • Take final electricity and gas meter readings.
  • Cancel home insurance, TV, phone, broadband, Sky and notify all the relevant people of your move - utilities, bank, doctor, DVLA.
  • Once negotiations are complete, your solicitor and the buyer’s solicitor will formally conclude missives. Leave that to your selling agent.
  • During viewings point out all the good points of the home.
  • Approve your property schedule.
  • Arrange for a Home Report to be conducted.
  • Arrange for your agent to visit and value your property.
  • Clean, clean, clean - make sure your home looks its best.
  • Once you have chosen your agent, get ready to sell.
  • Choose an selling agent who knows the market and has the experience to give you an honest and accurate valuation.
  • Be aware of selling agents who over or under value your property - ask for evidence to back-up their valuation if necessary.
  • De-clutter your home and finish off any little DIY jobs left uncompleted. Presentation is everything.
  • Discuss with your agent all the marketing options.
  • Agree the asking price with your solicitor/selling agent.
  • Your estate agent will arrange viewings for you.
  • Never accept an offer from a buyer during a viewing.
  • Once you have received an offer, decide whether you want to set a closing date or accept the offer.
  • Book a removal company or hire a van for the move.
  • Set up mail forwarding service.
  • Drop your keys with your solicitor on the day of exchange