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Preparing Your Home for Sale

At a valuation, a good Estate Agent will give you advice on what he considers you should do to your home in order to obtain the best Price. In general, it is best to walk around the home, both inside and out and look at the property as if you were seeing it for the first time, like a potential viewer.

Make a note of any remedial work, i.e., all the wee jobs (or big ones) you have been meaning to get to for ages!

Things to check-

  • The roof and guttering. Check for evidence of damage or leaks.
  • The brickwork and render. Repair cracks and pointing.
  • The paving, Monoblock, drainage and vents.
  • Windows and doors are in good condition and can be opened and closed.
  • Evidence of damp or water ingress. Remove cause before decorating.
  • Boiler and heating. Fully functional, has been maintained.
  • Internal Fixtures and fittings, are they fit for purpose?

Remember, in Scotland, the first thing that a potential viewer of your property asks for is to see a copy of the Home Report. Home Reports are explained in more detail elsewhere on this site, {here button to HR page},

They Surveyor rates the condition of different aspects of the property for potential buyers and indicate if the Surveyor believes work requires to be carried out. It is best to leave as little as possible required to be done to achieve the best home report, top valuation possible and therefor the highest price for your home sale. For a snapshot of what the Home Report involves please visit our page on the subject.

Once that is done, the next step is to prepare your home for photographs and viewers.

If you would like to find out more about the processes involved in selling your home, please contact Hoppers Estate Agents and find out about obtaining your homes MOT prior to going to market and find out if your house is “BEACH BOD READY” for the market.