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SELLING PRIVATELY - You have the questions, we have the answers.
Are you looking to sell your place privately but aren't sure of the steps involved? Don't be frightened away in the assumption that it's in the 'too hard' basket.
In fact, selling privately is not an uncommon practice here in France with 40% of all property sales occuring without the invovlement of a real estate agent.
In this guide, we outline the entire process; right from weighing up the pros and cons to selling privately, to great ways to get your house looking its best, to negotiating with buyers and finally the notary process.
Here is an outline of what's inside:
- Weighing up the pros & cons
- Mandatory inspections
- Identifying problems with your property
- Maximising a buyer's first impressions
- Pricing your property
- Covering all bases
- Marketing methods
- Professional photography
- Preparing a brochure
- Preparing for an inspection
- Qualifying your buyer
- Seasonal interest
- Be circumspect
- The sale contract
- Statuatory disclosure
- Notaire protocol
- Capital gains
- List of English-speaking notaires in the Languedoc