Everybody knows that selling a property can be one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do, and the costs of doing so can really put some home owners off the idea altogether. However, there are many ways to cut out a lot of the costs involved with selling a house, and here are some of the best and easiest ways to chop your bills down.
Sell your home online
Most of the costs that come with selling a property are in the form of estate agency fees, so if you cut these out, you’ll instantly save money. While this does mean doing a lot of the work yourself, it’s easier than ever to advertise your home online, thanks to the power of the internet. You can advertise your home on websites specifically for property, or you can make a post on Facebook and post it in groups which are specific to your local area. The key to getting a sale is advertising it in as many places as possible, especially those you think people looking to buy houses might be looking.
Get rid of any unnecessary costs
Not all the costs associated with selling your home are really necessary. Some of them, such as the fees to use conveyancing lawyers in Frankston are unavoidable, since you need to pay somebody qualified to sign over your house to the new owner. You can shop around by contacting different lawyers if you want to get the best possible deal when selling your home. Some lawyers might charge less than others, so as long as they are able to provide the service you need, you could save yourself a bit of extra cash there.
Tidy the house yourself
Don’t incur more costs by paying professional cleaners to come into the house and clean it for you. As long as you’re able to move around and clean up yourself, you can do most of the work without having to pay for it. You can also ask friends and family to come along and help you to clean, as this will take much less time and will make it more enjoyable for everybody since you can socialise and listen to music while cleaning.
Move things you don’t need
As soon as you know you’re going to be selling your house, start taking steps to get rid of the things you don’t really need in your home and you don’t want to take with you. This is where you’ll be surprised at just how much money you can make from the things you don’t need inside your property. You can sell furniture, books, clothing and many other items on eBay and other selling sites, or try advertising them on Facebook too for your friends and other local people to buy. As well as getting rid of unwanted things, you can save money on removal costs by asking people to help you out on the day and move boxes from your current home to your new address.