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Why is it important to get your property surveyed before selling?

    Why is it important to get your property surveyed before selling?

    We tend to think of building surveys as something that can help buyers, but they can be a great help to sellers too. Here are a few reasons why you should get your property surveyed before you sell.

    Ahead of the game

    By having a survey before you sell, you’ll get ahead in the property selling process. Forewarned is forearmed as they say, and that can certainly help in your property sale.

    Accurate valuation

    Have your property surveyed and you’ll have an accurate and up-to-date idea of its value so that you can market it appropriately. Market your property at the wrong level, and it’s unlikely to reach your target market.

    Accurate description

    Moreover, having an up-to-date survey will help you to describe your property accurately and fully. You’ll know exactly what you’re selling, and you’ll be able to describe it in a way which is most helpful to your prospective buyers.

    It’s especially important if the property has been in sole ownership for a long while and hasn’t been surveyed for some time. There may have been changes to road access or services that have increased the value for example. Also, advances in laser technology will give you extremely accurate measurements for your marketing material.

    No nasty surprises

    By having a survey before you sell, you can be assured that there will be no nasty surprises awaiting you. You’ll have a good idea of what your purchaser’s surveyor will say.

    Highlight emerging problems

    Moreover, having a survey beforehand will highlight any emerging problems, allowing you to nip them in the bud before they prove off-putting to potential buyers. Leave too many problems unresolved, even seemingly insignificant seasonal maintenance jobs, and they may act as red flags that deter buyers.

    Give buyers confidence

    Having a survey before selling will establish that there are no major problems with the building, thus giving anyone viewing the property confidence in their purchase. In fact, problematic surveys have a more adverse impact on sales than any other factor.

    Smooth, stress-free sale

    So by having a survey beforehand, you’ll help ensure a sale goes through as smoothly and efficiently as possible, minimising the possibility of delays or renegotiations. Surveying before you sell, mitigates future problems.

    Illustrate possibilities

    Along with a full building survey, you could also have viability reports conducted into the feasibility of alterations such as extensions, showing prospective buyers the potential in the property.

    Maximise your return

    So having a survey before you sell, will allow you to get your property ship shape and in good order before prospective buyers come round to view the property. Thereby allowing you to maximise the price you’ll get for your property, and that’s what a property sale is all about.

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