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.


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

Create a look that's as individual as you are. Add the finishing touches to your Persimmon home.

Supporting your 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. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

Showcase your style

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