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Questions To Ask Estate Agents When Selling

We recently published an article about the main questions to ask Estate Agents when buying. In the following article, we will address the other side of the equation, and look at the best questions to ask when selling.

Compared to buying, the process of selling is very different. There’s a lot to consider, and this goes beyond the price you want to get for the house. For the best results, asking your Estate Agents the right questions is crucial. In this guide, we will go over our Frequently Asked Questions from the perspective of a seller.

What happens if I change my mind about selling my property?

Fees, costs, and contracts can vary significantly from Estate Agent to Estate Agent. We recommend you always double check as some Agents charge for photography, or the fee is paid upfront no matter the result. With Laurels, we operate on a completely no-sale, no-fee basis, so you only pay when we have provided a successful service.

How long does it take to get an offer?

According to The Advisory, the average time to receive an offer is 51 days. Since 2021, our average has been 21 days. Although, this depends on many factors, including the demand in your area and the current state of the market.

Should I be worried about a property survey?

While a property survey can seem daunting, it is a normal and expected part of the process. Hearing no news is good news, but if something does arise from a survey, you can always get a second opinion.

How much money should I put aside?

When selling a property, the main costs will be solicitors fees, agency fees, and removal costs. If you’re also purchasing a new home, you will need to set aside more money, and further costs will include survey costs, stamp duty, and mortgage fees.

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