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Seven Ways a Prepared Seller Can Speed Up a Sale

Seven Ways a Prepared Seller Can Speed Up a Sale

In this two-minute read,
we look at how sellers can fast-track property transactions.

We’ve all heard horror stories about property sales
that drag on for months or even years, leaving the seller frustrated and

But the sales you don’t hear much about are the ones
that rattle through quite efficiently without any drama.

As a seller, you can’t control every element of the
process, but you can influence the progress of a transaction.

By being proactive and accepting that selling a home
takes a little effort and energy, you can minimise delays.

Here’s how to speed up the sale of your home.


A home that is piled high with boxes and bric-a-brac
is a turn-off for buyers. Have a good clear-out and put bulky items in storage
(or take them to the tip). Decluttering will allow you to market your property
at its best – and achieve the maximum possible price.

Have a good clean

Roll up your sleeves and get scrubbing or get
professionals in to help. Either way, make sure your home is sparkling clean
from top to bottom.

General repairs

Fix wonky fences, broken cupboards, and dripping
taps. Address all minor maintenance issues before you show buyers around.

Dress your property

Present your home so that it appeals to your target
market. For example, if you’re marketing your property as having a home office,
set the relevant space up with a computer, keyboard, desk, and chair.

Choose a solicitor

Instruct a solicitor (ideally one recommended to you
by your estate agent, as they will have the most up-to-date knowledge and experience).
Knowing who you will use for conveyancing will save time later in the process.

Be prompt with paperwork

Expect your estate agent to ask you to fill out a
property information questionnaire detailing your home’s features, recent
building works, etc. Meanwhile, your solicitor will need to see ID (as part of
their anti-money laundering checks) along with deeds, notices, and lease
information. Provide all relevant documents and complete all paperwork swiftly.

Be flexible

Once your property is on the market, respond to
queries promptly. Whether it’s your estate agent, solicitor, or the buyer’s
surveyor, be as efficient and amenable as possible.

Want more advice on achieving the best possible
price for your home? Talk to us here at CWB Property.