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Why Homeowners Should Sell Before They Start Looking

Why Homeowners Should Sell Before They Start Looking

In this
two-minute read, we look at the BIG reasons why your home needs to be up for
sale at the very least before you start seeking a new one.

Picture the

You’re house
hunting and have been trawling the internet for what seems like forever. Then
one day your eyes are drawn to a beautiful looking home that ticks all your

You visit the
property and boom, fall head over heels with it. It’s the one.

You make your
offer and start dreaming about waking up in this place you’d love to call home.

If this all
sounds too good to be true, it’s because, in this scenario, it often is IF
you’re making that offer without your current home being on the market already.


In our
experience, when people start looking for a new home before their existing one
is under offer it creates several potential issues that can mean being
thousands of pounds out of pocket.

When you see a property
you love, you can be blinded by emotion and pay over the odds for it.

And while you
may be smitten with it, sellers usually find buyers who already have their
homes under offer much more attractive than those who don’t.

The downside

The real
downside in this scenario is you may feel pressured to accept less for your
current home because you don’t want to miss out on the one you’ve fallen for.
However, if you pay more for your new place and get less for your old one, you
can see how that creates a crater-like dent in your finances.

So, here’s our
advice for homeowners in Kent on why it’s a wise move to sell
first and seek later.

First, put your
home on the market with an agent who has a clear plan and strategy to achieve
the best possible price for your property.

Once your
property is under offer, it puts you in a much stronger position when offering
on a new home. This is because you now fall into that attractive buyer category
in the eyes of sellers.

And you won’t
have that pressure of being in a rush to sell your home and potentially
accepting under asking price offers because you’re desperate to move to the new
place you love.

We’re on your

We’re here to
help you make the best decisions when it comes to moving home. And we’d gladly
give you advice on buying and selling.

To speak with
one of our friendly, experienced team, call 01634304326 or send
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