Getting your house on the market

Choosing an estate agent

The first step once you have decided that you want to sell your property is to invite an estate agent to value your home. This will give you a clear idea of what you can sell it for in the current local property market and help you decide which agent you want to work with.

Questions To Ask Your Agent

  • What are your fees? - this is usually a percentage of the asking price.
  • How will you market my home? Are there additional costs for different marketing packages?
  • Do they have a list of buyers already interested in property like yours?

Property particulars

Once you have instructed an estate agent, they will need to put together the property particulars.  This will involve:

  • Taking detailed measurements of each room in order to create a floorplan.
  • Making notes of each room for the description.
  • Photographing the exterior and interior of your property. In most cases we will arrange for a professional photographer to visit your house.

You will be asked to approve the property particulars before your property is marketed. Don’t be afraid to ask for changes/additions if they have missed something in the description that you feel will entice potential buyers, or if you aren’t happy with one or more of the photographs.