Selling your home can be stressful, with the myriad of specialists required to complete the process, as well as complex timescales. It can be difficult to know where to start.
A recent survey outlined the most common causes of stress for sellers were not completing on time, not selling their home for the desired price, finding the right agent, and taking part in negotiations.. Follow these simple tips to ensure that your house sale runs as smoothly as possible.

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Be realistic about your asking price. Overpriced properties can take up to 2 months longer to sell than those that are priced accurately and more realistically.

Choose your agent wisely. Consider up to 3 options and ask them relevant questions such as why they have provided the valuation that they have, and what similar properties in the area they have sold recently.

Selling your home can be costly. Find savings wherever possible, such as using an online agent, or instructing a solicitor under a fixed fee agreement. This prevents nasty surprises when the final bill arrives.

Be sure to instruct a solicitor or conveyancer as soon as your home goes on the market, to prevent delays further down the line. A trusted solicitor can undertake work such as the completion of forms, land registry searches and negotiations with the buyer.

Pick a good time to sell. Research suggests that March is a great month for quick sales. Global events such as Brexit can sometimes have an impact. Check how many properties have sold within the last 3 months to get a rough idea.

Don’t delay a mortgage application. Before selling your current home, you need to establish whether you can afford a new one.


A specialist firm can deal with the legal complexities of any land transaction, whether this be the purchase or sale or they are acting as a transfer of equity solicitor. Firms who specialise in this field can often arrange quick and easy appointments, either one-to-one or via Skype, as well as work carried out on a fixed fee basis.

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For further details of a specialist firm that can help you with property sales, purchases, or transfer of equity, amongst many other services, visit

When instructing a solicitor to deal with property or land matters on your behalf, always ensure that they are accredited and regulated.