Selling a House – the Skills Required

As an estate agent or an individual trying to sell a property, there are a number of skills you will need in order to get houses sold. It is an art in many ways and is something that not everybody is naturally good at. Here are some tips to help you sell houses:

  • Make sure you have something worth selling. A house that looks good and that people can imagine living in is going to sell far more quickly than something old and unloved. A coat of paint or a new carpet won’t cost much but could add thousands to the asking price.
  • Be friendly. People are more drawn to people they like and will be more inclined to part with their money if they see a happy, friendly, reassuring face.
  • Know the figures. The more information you have, the better. Find out about energy ratings, bills, neighbours, local schools, restaurants, parks etc. to help make people feel at home.