It’s often hard to know where to start when selling a property, so we’ve compiled a list of simple steps to help.
Get to grips with your finances
The first step to selling your property is getting your finances in order. Let your mortgage provider know that you’re considering selling and find out if there are any penalties for paying back your mortgage early. If you plan on purchasing a new home as well, think about the kind of mortgage that you’ll require for that transaction.
Get your home ready to market
First impressions count and making your property as presentable as possible is so important. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done – add a fresh coat of paint, de-clutter as much as you can to make the rooms appear larger and a good old spring clean really does help!
If there is any other work that needs to be done but you would like some advice, please don’t hesitate to speak to the negotiator that comes to value your property.
Get more than one valuation
It’s a good idea to get several valuations done before deciding on an asking price.
Each member of our sales team has ample experience in the property market, so even if we don’t give you the highest valuation out of the other agents, we have the knowledge and have done our research to get to that price, so you can be confident that our experts have given you an accurate price.
The highest price may sound tempting, but it isn’t always the correct price!
Choosing an agent
Agents offering low commission rates are often proven to be a case of false economy, with these ‘low’ rates usually being tied to long contracts which can be difficult to get out of.
Low fees also mean that less money available is to these agents to spend on essential staff training, up to date marketing tools and advertising and as a result they will not be able to showcase your home to its fullest potential.
Understanding our fees
Viewings & Open Viewings
Being as flexible as possible when it comes to selling your property is key, especially when it comes to viewings. A lot of interested applicants like to view when they are not working, so out of hours or on the weekends.
Open viewings are a great way to allow applicants to view your home in a less ‘formal’ way and we always recommend that vendors allow open viewings, especially when your property is new to the market. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 1 hour, our open viewings are tailor-made to suit each property.
On average, people know if they like a property within the first two minutes of seeing it. After the initial visit, applicants can then book a private second viewing allowing more time to explore the property and enabling them to have questions answered thoroughly.
Marketing Your Property
At Thompson Estates we understand that having a wide and varied presence on multiple marketing channels means that your property will get the best exposure in order to reach the right people at the right time.
Some of the channels we use to showcase your property are:
Our easy to navigate, mobile and tablet friendly website is updated daily with the highest quality images, floor plans and downloadable brochures.
Our window display is perfectly situated on Jersey’s main street which has an average footfall of 150,000 – 200,000 people per week – perfect for capturing the attention of passersby!
Jersey Evening Post
Properties are showcased weekly online, in the JEP Property brochure and in the newspaper.
We market your property across a range of social channels such as Instagram and Tiktok, as well as our Facebook page which has over 7,000 fans, with this number growing weekly. We also promote selected properties using social media adverts to ensure maximum reach and exposure.
Open Viewings Email
We send a weekly email showcasing our open viewings to potential buyers who have registered an active interest in purchasing a new home.
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It’s often hard to know where to start when selling your home, so we’ve compiled a list of simple steps to help make your selling journey an easy and enjoyable process.