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07th October 2020

Tips on how to sell your home

Kerb appeal – The front of your home is the first thing that prospective buyers will see. Make it look fresh and tidy. Try a coat of paint, new plants in your garden, cut the grass, stain the fencing or how about a brand new front door. Whatever approach you take, make sure your home looks appealing from the outside. First impressions count, and will go a long way to making any potential buyer keen to look around!

Inside your home – It goes without saying that a tidy, un-cluttered home will enhance your chances of securing a buyer. Most people viewing will want to see all of the space that is available! Don’t waste time on a full decoration, the chances are the buyer will change it anyway! Do make sure however that the decor is clean and appealing.

Get the right Estate Agent – Do your homework, look at several options. Don’t just pick the agent who sold your neighbour’s house. Check several agents’ websites, compare their prices and invite 2 or 3 of them to value your home. You will know immediately when they visit which one is best to sell your home for you!

Set the right price, factor in the cost of moving – Most Agents’ will provide a minor variation in their valuation of your home. Consider this: Do you want a quick sale? Are you in a chain because you have to sell before you can buy? Are you happy to wait for a better price because you are in no hurry to move? Is it the right time of the year, and are you ready for the upheaval that moving home will cause? What about the costs, Agent fees can be high, check the detail and the small print! There is also the cost of an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate), conveyancing fees and a removals company. Make sure you shop around and get several quotes.

Finally, is it a good time to sell? – In short ‘yes’. With the stamp duty holiday in place until 31st March 2021, and the general fervour surrounding the housing market at this time. Right now could be the best opportunity you will have for quite some time to make that long awaited move – Good luck!

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I would highly recommend Target Property Services NE. Joe has been fantastic support to getting my first home and very quick at responding to any questions or queries I've had about the property. Very friendly and very professional.

- Grace

We had to organise our house move at short notice and although there was quite a lot of work to be done before we could move into the property, Joe went above and beyond to ensure everything was sorted for our moving in date. He is always very patient and quick to answer any queries and resolve any issues that may arise. We cannot recommend his company highly enough - Elliot

- Elliot and Kana

I would like to thank Target Property following the sale of our house. It was a pleasure to work with this estate agent. Always very professional, quick to respond to queries and they kept us informed throughout the process. Our house sold within a day which was just amazing. Could not fault the service we received and would highly recommend to anyone. Many thanks.

- Simon and Vicky

Great local estate agent with a personal touch! Joe knows the local market, and has dealt with rentals and a sale for me. He is very responsive and pays attention to detail for landlords and tenants alike! Would highly recommend

- Rachael

We found our dream home that was ideal for our family, but the estate agent wouldn't accept our offer until we had our own property sold first. After trying a couple of other agents in the area who were quoting a week to 3 weeks to get to us due to high demand because of the Stamp Duty holiday, we got in touch with TPS. Within 48 hours our house had been valued, pictures taken and was listed online. We had our first couple of viewings within 72 hours, and had accepted an offer within 1 week! I truly believe we wouldn't have got our new house if it wasn't for the swift response of Joe at Target Property. They also managed to get us a competitive solicitor quote and kept us up to date with the process, saving us additional time and phone calls. Thank you!

- George and Maria