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If you missed out on the first article offering tips for first-time vendors, make sure you check back and read that first. If you are familiar with that article, we will now continue with more tips for first-time vendors in Bournemouth.

You must set an accurate sales price

One of the most important components of the sales process is setting an accurate sales price. If the price is too high, most buyers will look elsewhere. You need to be aware most buyers are savvy, and they will have a good understanding of what represents value for money these days. You should also avoid setting too low a price for the property.

If you set a low price, you will generate interest in the property, but you will lose out on money if you sell at this price. This can harm your next move, so if you don’t want to limit your opportunity when moving house, make sure you place an accurate value on the property.

The most effective way to achieve this is to have your home valued by a local agent. The size and condition of your property influences the value, but many external factors also shape what buyers are willing to pay for the home.

The level of supply and demand for homes in the area is crucial, and you will find that facilities such as schools and transport determine the true market value. Therefore, you need to call on an agent who knows the local area, and who is in a position to provide you with an accurate assessment of your property.

Make sure you have an EPC in place

Vendors must have an Energy Performance Certificate (an EPC) when selling their property. This is an extremely important document, and depending on when you bought your property, you likely are aware of the information contained in an EPC.

Buyers are looking for energy-efficiency in a property, and the EPC details how energy-efficient a home is. It also provides guidance on what the energy costs will be for the property owner. If you have selected a reliable estate agent, they will ensure you have an EPC in place for your property before it goes to market.

If you would like to learn how we will help you sell your home in Bournemouth, get in touch. An accurate property valuation is a crucial part of the process, and this is just one of the services we offer. We hope you have enjoyed these tips on selling your first home, but if you want to sell your Bournemouth property, why not get in touch with Austin Property Services today.

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