A guide to a stress-free sale

Sellers   |   December 4, 2023   |   Martin

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A guide to stress-free property sales by Hills in Manchester

The do’s and don’ts when selling your property in Salford, Swinton, Eccles and Greater Manchester.

Selling your home can be an emotional rollercoaster, but when done right, it can also be a rewarding and really exciting journey. If you’re a homeowner currently thinking of selling your property in Greater Manchester, you’re in for a treat. In this guide, we’ll unravel the secrets to make selling your home less stressful, ensuring a smoother transition for you and your property.

Get prepared: Begin the selling journey well-prepared


The key to reducing stress in the home-selling process is starting early. Begin by decluttering and depersonalising your space. Potential buyers want to envision themselves in your home, and a clean, neutral space really helps to do that. This step not only enhances your property’s appeal but also sets the tone for a stress-free experience. You’ll feel ten times better knowing that your house is in good order for selling, plus  it makes preparing for viewings so much easier.

Remember to consider things like kerb-appeal and first impressions when selling your home. It can really make a big difference to your selling success. Get your list of jobs ticked off your DIY list, tidy up and if necessary, decorate entrances and hallways and keep visible outdoor spaces neat and inviting. 

Understand the market: Empower yourself with knowledge 

Understanding the local market trends, property values, and buyer preferences in Greater Manchester is crucial. A well-informed seller is a confident seller. Collaborate with a knowledgeable estate agent in Greater Manchester, like Hills . We will provide insights and information about what’s happening in the local market where you live, helping you make informed decisions and easing the stress associated with uncertainties.

Create a realistic timeline: Manage expectations

Having clarity around a realistic timeline for the selling process can really help manage stress-levels. Work closely with your estate agent to set milestones for getting the marketing ready including floorplans, EPC, virtual tours, drone footage, viewings and negotiations. Having a clear roadmap will help you stay organised and in control, contributing to a more relaxed home-selling experience.

Selling property in the UK unfortunately can be a lengthy process and involves several partners. At Hills we have several processes and a proactive team focused on making selling your home as stress-free as possible. This includes having staff members who are dedicated to solely selling your property in Greater Manchester and keeping things moving forward in a positive way.  

Without this specialist Sales Progression service, home-owners can find the post-offer stage of selling very stressful. Regular communication and updates are critical throughout the sale of your home, in particular after you have received and agreed an offer.  Some say that the real process of selling property in Greater Manchester – or anywhere in the UK for that matter –  really starts once a buyer has been secured. 

Many home-owners make the mistake of thinking that the sale is done and dusted at this stage. It’s quite the opposite in fact, but our team at Hills will keep you updated throughout so you can manage expectations and plan effectively, which will alleviate pressure around your sale.

Price strategically: Find the sweet spot


Pricing your property right from the beginning is crucial. Overpricing can lead to frustration, while under-pricing may result in financial loss. Work with your estate agent to analyse comparable sales for recent property sales in Swinton, Eccles, Salford and Greater Manchester, determining a competitive yet realistic asking price. A well-priced property will attract more serious buyers, expediting the selling process and reducing stress.

Lean on professional support: Your estate agent is your ally

A trusted estate agent is your strongest ally in the home-selling journey. Choose a local estate agent in Eccles, Swinton, Salford and Greater Manchester such as Hills, ensuring they understand the unique intricacies of the market. Regular communication, guidance through negotiations, and assistance with paperwork can significantly alleviate stress.

Remember, you’re not alone; your estate agent is there to guide you every step of the way and at Hills we’ve proven to sellers time and time again that our exceptional support and knowledge help to achieve the best results when selling, whilst reducing stress levels as much as possible.

If you’re thinking of selling your home now or in the future, contact your nearest Hills branch for an informal discussion, and to get an up to date valuation of your property. It’s completely free, so there’s nothing to lose.

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