How to sell your home: The complete step-by-step guide

Looking to sell your property but not sure where to start? The decisions you make on this journey could either save or cost you thousands of pounds. That’s why we stress the importance of having the entire sale process mapped out.

Take a look at our step-by-step guide to selling your home:

Who will sell your property?

This step is where you decide whether or not you want to sell your house by yourself or by using a traditional estate agent.

Selling your property with a full-service agency, such as VMH, comes with a raft of advantages that includes our overall knowledge of the Edinburgh property market and expertise in the field.

You will also need a solicitor or conveyancer to handle all the legal work when transferring ownership of your home.

Thankfully, at VMH we handle the estate agent process, as well as the overall conveyancing side of matters too.

Prepare your home

Pretty simple, but very effective. Set some time aside to make your home ‘’show-ready’’ for the photo-shoot and for your viewings. Get rid of excess clutter and temporarily re-house your pets whilst viewings take place. A tidy home will stop viewers from being distracted by your personal affects and will sell faster!

Accept an offer

So, you’ve been getting lots of interest because your property was valued at the right level for the current market conditions, it was presentable and the agency who marketed your property put together the best marketing package for your property, ensuring it was visible and attractive to a range of buyers – the next step is to have a look at the interest it has received.

Once you’ve received one, or multiple offers, it is now up to you to decide on what to do next.

If you’re happy with one of the offers, you can choose to accept it. If you’re not happy, you have the authority to reject it outright and wait for the right offer for you.

Legal work

At this stage your conveyancer will take over, keeping you advised and updated and will work to conclude the contract as soon as possible.

Complete the sale  and move out

Our final step when selling your home is to complete the overall sale. During this time, the property changes ownership and money is transferred. Your boxes are packed, the property is clean and tidy – its time to lock up for the last time and hand the keys over.

Afterwards, all the remaining paperwork and fees between all parties are recorded and paid off. It’s as simple as that.

Thinking of selling your Edinburgh property? Then speak to a member of the VMH team here.