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If you are considering switching estate agents, take a look at our latest guide – Switching estate agents: all you need to know to get it right.
When you chose your estate agent, you did so because you believed they could sell your home.
You felt so certain, you even put your name to it when you signed the contract.
However, months down the line, hopes of lots of viewers and competing offers from eager buyers, are starting to fade.
You find yourself wondering if the market has changed, or if your asking price was just too optimistic. Your estate agent seems to have lost confidence in their ability to sell your house for the price they recommended. “Would a new agent do a better job?” you ask yourself.
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If you have had your house on the market for some time without success, dropping your asking price may seem an inevitable, if unwanted, next step. Your estate agent will often suggest this move if they have run out of ideas, motivation and most importantly, confidence in your asking price.
But is dropping your asking price really the answer to selling your home more effectively?
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Someone once said that no reason to stay is a good reason to go.
But when it comes to the home where your eldest took their first steps, where you arrived as Miss and became a Mrs, the home where your most precious memories were made - reason can become blurred through the rose-tinted glasses of reminiscence.
Here, we examine the reasons why you may want to move, explore ways of making your home more suitable to your current needs and, finally, whether you should stay or if it’s time for you to go.
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With the property market showing some signs of re-opening, now is the time to get ready to make sure you’re prepared for selling your home, and moving on.
Over the past few weeks, house viewings have not been possible. But don’t worry – your estate agent will have been taking registrations of interest from people wanting to view your home, and should have a list of buyers ready to book an appointment as soon as they are able to.
So let’s make sure your home is viewing-ready!