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Buying and Selling a House in Scotland

Learn how buying or selling a property works in Scotland. We will guide you through each important stage, ensuring you have full knowledge of the home- buying and selling process.

  1. Determine your home’s market value: Understand your home’s value before listing it to avoid overpricing or under pricing. Get an estimated value through online calculators or a professional appraisal. A surveyor will formalize this when you obtain a Home Report, a legal requirement in Scotland.
  2. Choose the right estate agent: Selecting the right agent is crucial for a successful sale. Look for an agent with a proven track record in your area, selling homes similar to yours. Meet with multiple agents and request references before making a decision.
  3. Prepare your home for sale: Ensure your home is in optimal condition. Make necessary repairs, declutter, and stage it to appeal to potential buyers.
  4. Set the appropriate asking price: Work with your estate agent to determine a competitive asking price based on current market conditions and your home’s value.
  5. Market your home effectively: Once your home is ready, spread the word to attract potential buyers. Your estate agent should have a comprehensive marketing plan in place to showcase your home to a wide audience.
  6. Be flexible with showings: Accommodate potential buyers by being flexible with showings. Keep your home tidy and be prepared to temporarily leave the property.
  7. Negotiate the sale: Collaborate with your estate agent to negotiate the best price and terms once you receive an offer. Remember, the initial offer may not be final, and there may be room for negotiation.
  8. Choose the right solicitor: Select an experienced solicitor who specializes in property sales in Scotland. They will handle the legal aspects of the sale, including contracts and transferring the title. Our sister company, Lanarkshire Law Practice, can assist you with this
  9. Prepare for the closing process: Finalise all details, such as transferring the title, paying fees, and taxes, during the closing process. Work closely with your solicitor and estate agent to ensure a smooth process and address any last-minute issues that may arise.

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