For this month’s property column Brad and Susie from Meyers are answering their most frequently asked questions (in no particular order!):
1. When is the best time to sell a property?
Conventional wisdom tells us that the best time to sell a property
is in the Spring – mostly because the longer and warmer days help set the scene for a prospective buyer after a dark grey winter. According to Rightmove, houses put on the market in March took the least days to sell (an average of 57 days). However, there are good activity levels in the housing market all year round.
Ultimately, the right time to sell is when you are ready to move.
2. Do you charge to visit my property?
No. As part of our free, no obligation service we will visit your property and provide you with an expert valuation of your home together with any advice you require. Our fees for selling your home are competitive and will be discussed with you before proceeding.
3. How can I best prepare my property for sale?
The best and most cost-effective ways to prepare your property for sale are to clean thoroughly, de-clutter, deal with any odours, go neutral with your wall colours and ensure the front of the property and garden are well presented.
This list is not exhaustive; however we provide a free copy of our Seller’s Guide on request which is full of lots of hints and tips.
4. Am I required to have a ‘For Sale’ sign outside my property?
No, you are not required to do so. However, they help to advertise your home and we often see sales encouraged by the presence of a board!
5. How long does it take for my property to go to market once I invite you to proceed?
We go entirely at your pace. Provided we are able to arrange a convenient time with you
to send in our professional photographer, we have taken properties to market between 24 to 48 hours following instruction and your approval of property particulars.
6. What about a floor plan?
An accurate and professional floor plan is very important to a buyer. We provide this as part of our service, and our plans also include the gross interior floor space and measurements of each room.
7. Why should we use Meyers over another local or online agent?
Standing out from the crowd of similar properties is vital when you are selling your home and it is equally as important you choose an agent that stands out from the crowded, hard- sell, jargon-filled world of many estate agencies.
Our philosophy is simple. We are friendly, experienced, determined, great value and completely focussed on you.
Please do get in touch for any property advice or a free expert valuation on your home:
Brad at Shaftesbury – 01747 352077 Susie at Blandford – 01258 690553