If you are selling a property in Scotland you want to make sure that you get the best price possible. You can choose to market your property for a fixed price or encourage bids by advertising the property as “offers above” or “offers around”.

Your solicitor will advise you which is the best option. Whichever option you choose there are things that you can do to make sure that you secure the best possible price for your property.

Find a reputable solicitor

You need to start by finding a solicitor that can help you through the house selling process and make sure that you secure a good sale price. You may want to ask friends and relatives for recommendations. You can also search online and look for independent reviews of local solicitors. Make sure that you choose a solicitor who has a good reputation when it comes to dealing with house sales.

Be realistic with the price you ask

It helps to have two or three separate valuations carried out on your property. This gives you a better idea of what asking price you should list the property at. If the listing price for your property is too high it may put off prospective buyers. Do not forget that you can choose whichever bid is most advantageous to you, if your property is listed as “offers above” or “offers around”.

Pay attention to the condition of your property

Obviously, a property that is in good condition is more likely to secure a good sale price. For instance, you may want to refresh the decoration inside your home. Do not forget that it’s usually best to keep interior decor neutral in colour and style.

When you are making updates or repairs to your property, in preparation for sale, it’s important to balance cost against potential benefits. You should not spend more than you can potentially gain by making the changes.

Think about curb appeal

Curb appeal is important when attracting potential buyers to your property. The more potential buyers you have, the better chance you have of securing a good sale price. Curb appeal is something that is easy to address. There are simple things you can do to improve the look of the exterior of your property such as:

  • Make sure the windows are clean inside and out.
  • Clear up debris.
  • Wash down the driveway and any areas of paving.
  • Fix any holes in fencing.
  • Refresh the exterior paint work.

Make potential buyers welcome

Remember that prospective buyers need to feel at home in the property in order to make them more likely to submit a bid. Allow them to look around your property without you looking over their shoulder all of the time. You may also want to offer them some sort of refreshment. Never crowd potential buyers as this will make them feel uncomfortable and they will want to leave the property as soon as possible.

Do not move out before you sell

When potential buyers are viewing a property they are more likely to put in a good bid if they can see what it’s like to live there. This is not going to happen if you move out of your home before it sells. People are less attracted to a property which is completely empty when they come to view it.

Choose the right people to complete your Home Report

If you are selling a property in Scotland you will need to have a Home Report completed. This report consists of three parts, the single survey the energy report, and the property questionnaire.

It’s important that you choose a reliable provider to complete the home report for your property as soon as possible. This allows you to provide the report to prospective buyers. The earlier the Home Report is completed, the earlier you can list your home for sale.

The team at Home Report for You is happy to help with any Home Report needs. The service the team provides is fast, efficient and accurate. Contact us if you need a Home Report for your property. We provide home reports in Edinburgh and across the rest of Scotland.

All of these tips should help you get the best possible price if you are selling a property in Scotland. This means that you have more money to put towards the purchase of your next home.