Tips For Preparing to Sell Your House

Tips For Preparing to Sell Your House

Selling a property be a stressful process, but you can take a number of steps to make this run as smoothly as possible. By carefully planning how you will put your house on the market, it is possible to ensure that you meet any required deadlines and maximise the value of your house. Creating a plan where there is enough time to stage your property for viewings helps reduce the stress of this process. It can be helpful to ask an estate agent for their recommendations in preparing to sell your house.

For some further information on practical steps as your prepare to sell your house, read more below.


The first step in selling your property is working out the required timeframe on which each step will be completed. If you are moving for work it is possible that your new employer will offer assistance with the costs of relocation so it is always worth checking to make sure. It can be useful to make a list of all the jobs you will need to do throughout the moving process. Many people also use this opportunity to declutter, improving the presentation of the property they are selling and saving money on the number of items that will need to be stored or moved to the new house.

Cost-Effective Options

When planning to sell your house is important to review all the options available in terms of cost-effectiveness. Throughout the process of planning to sell your house, there are a large number of steps that can be taken and the cost can begin to add up. This is why it is important to focus on the steps that provide the most cost-effective option offering the most value for money and the largest benefit in the process of selling your house.


Staging can greatly improve the presentation of a house at viewings and, whilst it can be helpful to work alongside a professional company, it is not always necessary. First impressions count in a busy property market and taking the time to work on the presentation of your property can be a fantastic investment in demonstrating the value of your property. Some important steps in the process of staging your home include removing clutter, reviewing different layouts for rooms and taking the time to pick out some accessories. In some instances, working with an interior designer to help plan this can ensure that the process is completed efficiently and cost-effectively.

Get in Touch

If you are planning to move house, Open House Estate Agents can help whether looking for local lettings or looking to sell or buy a house. To find out how we can help with your next move, get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable estate agents on 01785 256 100 for our Stafford office or 01543 327 873 for our Cannock office.

Tips for Choosing An Estate Agent

Tips for Choosing An Estate Agent


It goes without saying that finding the right estate agent is vital when purchasing a home, so it’s important that you take your time and choose the right one for you. Considering that the choice of estate agents is so varied, it can be difficult knowing what to look for. If you decide to neglect your research, then you may end up with an incompetent estate agent that doesn’t do the job properly. Not only can this lose you money, but it can also cause unnecessary delays when it comes to actually selling the property. Therefore it’s important that you consider a few things beforehand so you know exactly who you’re trusting.

From choosing an estate agent that has a quick turnaround time for selling properties to asking questions, take a look at Open House Stafford & Stone’s guide to choosing an estate agent.

Quick Turnaround Time

Deciding that you want to sell your house is a big decision, and you want to make sure that the process is done in a timely manner, but not rushed. Purchasing or selling a house can be a drawn-out process, so you want a company that is professional and knowledgeable that has a quick turnaround time. At Open House Stafford & Stone, we’re property experts that takes pride in selling properties in a prompt and efficient manner, whilst allowing you to get the best value possible. Whether you’re after a speedy sale or looking for a property valuation, we’re here to give you a helping hand.

Research is Key

When you have your eyes set on an estate agent, it’s important that you take a closer look to get a full insight into how they go about their business. For instance, it is advisable that you look at their website to gather more information about the company itself, the staff, the services they offer and whether they have any testimonials from previous customers. It might also be worth looking at the properties they list on their website and seeing the quality of their listings. If the listing has poor photographs with no floor plans and no information, then it might be best to avoid that particular estate agent.

Visit the Estate Agent

Before making a final decision as to which estate agent to use, it is a good idea for you to actually visit them in person, as this allows you to get a better picture of the company and what they are like. It is essential that you choose the right estate agent as they will be potentially handling your most valuable asset, so you need to know that you can depend on them.

If you’re looking for property experts that can help you sell or let your house, then look no further than Open House Stafford & Stone! Unlike other estate agents, we pride ourselves on having a quick turnaround time when it comes to selling homes. Available online and on the local Stafford high street, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge behind our belts to give you a helping hand when you need it most. To find out more about the services we offer or to book an appointment, get in touch with our team today!