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Preparing to move: how to put yourself in the best position to sell quickly

By the Beresfords Marketing Team - 21st September 2022

Moving home is often cited as one of the most stressful things a person can experience, especially if you are not prepared. However, by taking the time to do your research, plan and budget correctly, you can make it a much smoother and stress-free process. There are a number of things to consider when putting your house on the market and covering all contingencies in order to ensure a smooth process. Below are a few pointers which can help you get on the right track when looking to sell.

The earlier the better when making your mortgage application One quarter of house sales fall through due to lack of organisation and thoughtful planning. By making your mortgage application early, you will be building a valuable rapport with your mortgage provider, therefore ensuring that via a good communication between you, any questions can be answered quickly and any issues that may arise can be dealt with as swiftly as possible. It will also provide peace of mind knowing that the appropriate documents and administration has been taken care of at an early stage leaving you free to concentrate on other matters regarding the move.

Be financially prepared

Ensure that you assess and acknowledge your credit score between six to twelve months before searching for a property. In doing so, you will have a greater understanding of any need for improvement. Unfortunately finances can always cause issues during the sale of a property, so by speaking to a mortgage broker and arranging a mortgage agreement principle, you will have a much clearer indication of how much they can offer you and arrange your budget around before searching for a property.


Conveyancers can also have an impact on the property buying process and can cause further delays if not dealt with accordingly. Varying factors such as expired mortgage agreements to misplaced title deeds, as well as further delays from both parties can increase the length of the process.

In Conclusion

It takes on average between eight to twelve weeks to complete the sale of a property. Without taking into consideration the prospect of gazumping and further unforeseen issues which may arise during your exchange, it can still be a very time-consuming and expensive process. However, with careful planning and a strong rapport with your provider and an understanding of the market, it can be a far less stressful procedure than one that has not been as carefully prepared.

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