Persimmon Homes

Selling your home

If you need to sell your house before you can move to your Persimmon home, it pays to know the tricks of the trade. Below you’ll find the secrets of selling your home effortlessly.

With so many homes on the market, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. From creating kerb appeal to making the interior roomier, we’ll show you how to win over visitors and ensure a quick sale.

Think outside in

The exterior of your house speaks volumes to potential buyers. No matter how clean the interior may be, buyers will quickly drive away from an unloved garden, flaking window frames or a scruffy drive. Keeping on top of the lawn and giving the woodwork a lick of paint could make all the difference.

Know your customers

Marketing professionals spend considerable time creating a picture of their target audience and it’s a good idea for you to do the same. If your home is perfectly placed for young professionals, try converting a bedroom into an office and keeping the décor clean and minimal.

De-clutter

Letting go of a house you have grown to love can be difficult. However, removing personal photos and decorations not only encourages you to ‘move on’ and think of the future, but also offer potential buyers an appealing ‘canvas’. The same approach applies to viewings. Make sure pets are safely out of the way and that toys and personal belonging are out of sight. It’s also a good idea to turn the lights and heating on to make every room more welcoming.

Dealing with estate agents

The general consensus when selling is to get at least three valuations. If one is especially high ask why. This could be purely a ruse to attract your business. If in doubt, keep an eye on the property pages and look at similar houses for sale on the internet. Before choosing an agent, double-check the small print and don’t be afraid to negotiate on fees and levels of service. Local newspapers will give you a clear idea of the estate agents in your area and the type of houses they are used to selling.

Think ahead

Once you have instructed an estate agent to sell your property, instruct a conveyancer to draft a contract and apply for the title deeds. So the paperwork is ready if a buyer should make an offer.

Choose the right buyer

Not all buyers are equal. Try and find out as much as you can about your buyer’s finances. Cash-buyers and first-time buyers are ideal. If your buyer has a property to sell, confirm it is under-offer before you exclude other buyers. Property chains can quickly bring your best-laid plans to a grinding halt.

We can help

It will come as no surprise to know that we can offer advice and practical help. Our Home Change and Part Exchange schemes could be just the help you need. 

Finishing Touches

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Supporting your communities

At Persimmon we're proud to support our local communities. Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. We also have a programme of community events taking place as part of our partnership with Team GB for the 2024 Paris Olympics, along with other great initiatives. 

 

Community Champions logo

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Whilst the programme is running, each of our regional offices makes a donation of up to £6,000 every quarter to local organisations.

Persimmon Homes official partner with Team GB

We're proud to be one of Team GB's official partners for Paris 2024. In the lead up to the Olympics we'll be posting lots of exciting content in partnership with Team GB, from athlete appearances to competitions and challenges.

Showcase your style

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