All staff at Premier are professionals whose job it is to find a buyer for your home and help you sell it at the best possible price. Here are some of the advantages our friendly staff can provide:
Make sure your property looks smart with a tidy front garden and clean exterior walls. This will create a good first impression with potential viewers when they see the Premier "For Sale" board or the photo on the Premier brochure.
A fresh lick of paint can make a world of difference to the internal look of any property with neutral colours being the safe bet. The removal of clutter from each room can create a fresh atmosphere for viewings and show off the space that exists.
When putting your property on the market a Premier "for sale" board is essential, even if you live in the middle of nowhere. Nothing sells property like word of mouth!
Preparing a file for our Premier staff and potential buyers can be useful. This should include any guarantees for damp proofing or timber preservation, planning permission and building control certificates for the property or extensions which exist and any recent surveys or service guarantees.
Internally you should make your property feel warm and inviting for viewers with fresh flowers and good lighting.
It may be a good idea to remove any pets from the property while the viewing is taken place.
It is also important to remove posters off children's bedroom walls to provide a tidy look.
Always let the staff at Premier do the negotiating, they are highly trained, experienced and deal with offers on a daily basis and can keep their cool under pressure. They are also not emotionally involved so will not get offended by low offers or criticisms of the property. They will also make sure that all negotiations are put in writing so that there will be no room for confusion later.
If you receive an offer on your property don't be afraid to take a day to consider it. It's an important decision and one, which shouldn't be made in the spare of the moment. Before you can accept an offer we at Premier will find out how much "baggage" your buyer has, i.e. do they have a property to sell? What are their time scales? Has a mortgage been offered? Is there a chain situation? Until all these questions have been adequately answered we will continue to be open to other offers.
Just as the buyer has to put forward a strong case for his position, likewise you, as the seller, can emphasise your strengths. It could be the fact you can move out immediately or at very short notice or the fact that you are not stuck in a chain because your new place is ready for you to move into, or you have numerous offers from other purchasers. It is amazing how many buyers who make low offers come back with higher ones some time later. The old expression "Be nice to the people on the way up, because you never know if you will meet them again on the way down", is certainly true when it comes to selling property.
Once an offer has been agreed on your property, we at Premier will ensure that all the details are confirmed in writing straight away.
Notifying your existing solicitor early and staying in regular contact them can be a good idea to help speed up the process later on.
Try to meet up with the buyer again once all the negotiations are over. If the buyer and seller have good feelings towards each other then the sale will be more likely to succeed.