Questions To Ask When Buying or Selling

Whether you’re a homeowner looking to sell your home, or a first time buyer, now is the busiest time of the year within the property market. With more people house hunting, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home on the market.

The process of buying or selling a home can be a rollercoaster, but having the appropriate questions ready can help speed up the process.

How Long Has the Property Been on the Market?

This is one of the first questions you should be asking when looking for your potential future home. This will allow you to assess the quality of the property and it’s level of desirability even before you book a viewing. Knowing how long the property has been on the market will give you a good idea on how it is priced and whether or not there may be issues that are not immediately apparent.

Is Now a Good Time to Sell?

One of the most important factors to consider when selling your home is deciding when it is the right time to put your property on the market. An estate agent will look to maximise any market place available. A typically busy time of year will mean lots of sellers come to the market and as such your competition for the best buyer will be greater.

What Are the Running Costs of the Property?

Another important question to ask, finding out council tax bands, utility costs, and general day-to-day running costs of the property will help you budget correctly and let you know whether or not the home is viable for you financially.

Bills such as council tax can take a chunk of your monthly salary away, so it’s essential to find out exactly what you’ll be paying before you set your heart on the home.

How Will You Market My Property?

Estate agents should put your property up on online property portals , and in the local estate agent window. They will also provide professional photography, a floorplan, and a ‘For Sale’ sign to put outside your house.

Once potential buyers have expressed interest, your estate agent will conduct viewings, and answer any questions about your home in a prompt and professional manner.

At Taylors Estates, our team of experts are here to help you with all your independent sales, lettings and property needs. Our simple and straightforward approach ensures we understand what your property needs are and how we can help you achieve them with our quality services.

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic services, get in touch with our friendly team today by calling 01772 881717 and we are happy to help you with any enquiries and questions you have.

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