Guide to Selling a House

About this guide

There are a lot of factors to consider when selling a property, from deciding an asking price to finding an estate agent. Compare My Move’s team of property experts and writers have created this in-depth selling guide to ensure you’re fully prepared for each step of the house selling process. 

The most important step before you list your house with an estate agent is understanding how the process of selling a house works. You should take time to get your finances in place and contact your mortgage lender to learn your options. Our guide begins with a breakdown of the selling process, from having your property valued to negotiating an offer. 

Many people underestimate the costs involved with selling a house, often facing unexpected bills throughout. It costs £5,542 to sell an average 3-bedroom house costing £235,673. Throughout our selling guide, we explore the true costs of selling a house, from estate agents fees to EPC costs, we cover everything to help you create a budget. 

The timescale for selling a house can vary depending on a number of factors such as if you’re in a property chain or not, but normally takes 2-6 months for the average seller. From how to avoid any delays, to putting your house on the market, we will explore the average time it takes to sell a house.

Once you have a clear idea of the selling process, your budget and timeline, now you can begin to look at how much your house is worth. Generally, sellers can expect to get between 95% and 99% of their asking price. We explore in-depth how to set the value of your home, from how accurate are online valuations to what happens if your house is worth less than expected. 

By having all the important information in one place, with a focus on the house selling process, the cost of selling, the time it takes to sell a house and how to value your house, you will be fully prepared. Once you’ve completed this guide, we hope you’ll feel confident about what to expect when selling a house.