Selling Your Existing Home
For many sellers when deciding to move home there is a chicken or egg moment, is it best to put your home on the market for sale before starting your property search, or do you find somewhere you would like to buy before placing your property on the market?
Our best advice is always to get your property on the market as soon as you can.
In the majority of cases it’s only when you have secured a buyer are you actually able to go out and capture your next home. The market will open up more to you and you’ll be in a better position to negotiate. It is incorrect to think that by selling first before you find somewhere to buy that you will somehow be pushed out of your home or be put under pressure to move quickly but that’s just isn’t correct.
A good estate agent (like Curchods) will make your buyers aware that you are yet to find before the sale is agreed, so everyone knows where they stand and the buyers are happy to wait. This approach means buyers are respectful of your timescale and actually benefits buyers as in most cases it gives them a chance to save more deposit while they wait, or put save a little more towards furnishing their new home.
And, since you only pay our fee when the property is sold, attempting to sell your home first will cost you nothing financially if unsuccessful. When you register with us, simply alert us that you have a property to sell and we’ll arrange an up to date market appraisal of your home, this service is free and without obligation.