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First time sellers guide

So you want to sell your home? Your Move has put together this five part guide to selling your house. Follow the links to see each section in detail.


Step 3

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.
Before the photographs are taken prepare your home so it looks its best to potential purchasers.

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.  


Create a Sellers account


Take control of your sale with a My Move account.

- Property stats
- Save your favourites
- Track your viewings

Register Now

Selling your property?


Find out how much your home is worth with a FREE valuation

With the UK's biggest estate agency network our local property experts come with thousands of potential buyers.

Free Valuation

Create a Sellers account


Take control of your sale with a My Move account.

- Property stats
- Save your favourites
- Track your viewings

Register Now

Selling your property?


Find out how much your home is worth with a FREE valuation

With the UK's biggest estate agency network our local property experts come with thousands of potential buyers.

Free Valuation