Are you selling your home is Scotland?Here at The Home Report Company we’re often asked by clients how they should go about selling their home. So, we’ve pulled together our 2021 step by step guide to help make selling in Scotland that little bit easier.
Selling Your Home in Scotland
Whether you are moving to a new area, upsizing or downsizing, making that next step on the
property ladder should be exciting. Sadly, for many, the prospect of selling a home is daunting and
overwhelming. We get it. There are so many processes to consider before a property goes on the
market that it is difficult to know where to start. And in what order to do things so as not to slow the
whole selling process down.
Here at The Home Report Company we’re often asked by clients how they should go about selling
their home. So, we’ve pulled together our 2021 step by step guide to help make selling in Scotland
that little bit easier.
DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE
The first thing to work out is whether selling is financially viable. Speak to local estate agents who
have experience in your area and type of property to get their estimations on the market value of
your home. This is the first part of the selling journey and allows you to get a feel for how much you
could be making on the sale. But remember, this is a recommended guide to valuation – only
Chartered Surveyors like us can provide actual property valuations within the Home Report which
sets the price.
Then, research how much your next home will cost you and how much money you will need to make
this next move. It’s also worth getting in touch with your current mortgage lender to determine your
financial situation, work out the size of the outstanding mortgage, how much extra you’ll need to
borrow and find out if you could have early redemption fees on the existing mortgage.
Moving home is expensive and costs build up so it is important to do your homework before
committing to anything. You need to take in to account estate agent fees, legal fees, removal costs
and much more.
Once you have committed to selling, it is time to sort out your Home Report. The Home Report is the
only legally required part of placing your property on the market. It is a crucial pack of detailed