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When it comes to selling your house, the main thing that people want is for the process to be completed relatively quickly. This is not the case in the majority of sales; there is usually a chain involved which means that you have to wait until people further up the chain have completed with their move and all sorts of other problems. It can get very tricky, and very frustrating. However, if you’re in for the ride then hold on tight – here are some tips on how to shift your home from under your feet.

Give It Curb Appeal

The one thing that potential buyers are going to be looking for when having a snoop around your house is whether they would actually like to live in it. By this, it means whether or not your house is attractive – if their family would like it, if it would make their friends envious, if it’s something they’d proudly put up on social media once they’ve completed. We’re always on the lookout for something to better us, whether this be physical or spiritual … and our houses are a direct reflection of the physical side of this. Ensure that you keep everything neat, minimal and accessible for when viewers come round. Keep on top of the lawn/garden, repaint any outer doors or windows which are wooden to keep them looking fresh and make sure that the path leading up to the front door is free of clutter and tidy. They sound like really basic things to master, but a lot of people get this wrong.

Ask For No Chain Sellers/Cash Buyers

There’s no harm in asking your estate agent to keep a look out for those who can complete a cash house sale – although you may be waiting quite a while. It could be that you’re waiting longer than it would take a sale to complete if you were getting involved with those who are part of a chain. However, if you did get a cash buyer at the beginning, it would definitely work out in your favour. Seeking a house yourself to move on to that doesn’t have an upward chain will also be extremely beneficial in terms of getting everything motivated and together. It’s a form of progress at least!

Rent It Out

If you truly just want your house off of your hands and you’re dying to move into a new property, you could consider renting it out. For the most part, this means that you in turn would probably have to rent the house that you are looking at in turn, but it’s still a way to get your home off of your hands. If you have the funds available to go forth and still buy the property that you were looking at then it’s a double bonus! You should be able to sail through without too much of a hitch – at least not the same hitch that you would’ve had to have been waiting for before.