Compare Conveyancing Costs For Fife Property
AgentQuote.co.uk helps you to compare conveyancing quotes from quality property solicitors. We hope you find the service helpful. We search for quotes from local solicitors and conveyancers who service the Fife area.
Our price comparison service is second to none, because we ensure that each solicitor's quote is all-inclusive - so you can see the total price you will pay for your conveyancing. This means a genuine price comparison between solicitors, with no hidden costs.
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Do you have questions? Please see our handy FAQ videos under your quotations.
Should I use a Fife solicitor for my conveyancing?
There's no real need to use a solicitor located in Fife to do your conveyancing. Your whole case can be managed efficiently by post, email and telephone.
Why use a Fife Estate Agent?
There is a recent trend of Fife home-owners trying to sell their own properties. Many websites now offer services to assist with this, but at AgentQuote.co.uk, we still believe there is great value in using the services of a good local estate agent to market and sell your property.
Here are some points to consider when deciding whether to find an estate agent to help you market and sell or let your property.
Fife Estate Agents Are Natural Sales People
It requires a particular personality to be a good sales person. It requires character, charisma, a certain manner, and perhaps even good looks. These are simply attributes that many of us find in short supply. Hopefully your local Fife real estate agent will be in possession the attributes of a good sales person, and close the sale faster for you and at a better price than you could achieve if you tried to sell your own property!
Good Local Knowledge
An estate agent or letting agent in Fife is very likely to have good local knowledge, and thus be an effective marketer of your property.
Years Of Experience
Years of experience in the Fife area will give your agent the edge when trying to find a buyer for your property. They will know the location of local amenities, the local schools, which areas are well thought of and the pricing and sales trends. They will also be able to advise you of the best price that can be achieved in the area if various improvements are made to a property, and how much to reduce by to get a fast sale.
Agent Accompanied Viewings
Many estate agents in Fife will offer to do accompanied viewings in preference to you showing viewers around your own property. They will show off your house to those viewing it, drawing attention to the best features. Most viewers are increasingly prone to tell an agent, than the home owner, what they find unattractive about a house. The outcome is that if you use a Fife agent, you are likely to receive honest feedback about what aspects of your house need changine to achieve a quick sale, and at the best value.
Author: Terry Davies
Pet Problems - If you own pets, then consider re-housing them while your try to sell your home. At the very least, keep them out of sight during viewings, and make sure that you have removed as much trace of them as possible. Cat litter trays, bowls of pet food, pet hairs, stains on carpets and scratched up walls or furniture can be off-putting. There is also the issue of allergies to consider. Many people are allergic to pet hairs and dust. A home that sets off a reaction may put off otherwise keen Fife viewers. Consider calling in a local Fife cleaning specialist to revive carpets.
Get Painting - Consider some fresh paint. There’s a good reason why new builds in Fife are usually presented in magnolia and white. The light colours make rooms look bigger and cleaner. White paint, in particular, makes kitchens and bathrooms look spick and span. Remember, that dark purple that you painted your bedroom in, that you completely love, may not be to Fife buyer’s liking!
Clean your windows - If your windows or mirrors are looking grubby, consider mixing some white spirit vinegar with a little water and washing up liquid, popping the mixture in a spray-bottle and giving your windows and mirrors a clean. (use this cleaning tip at your own peril!). The washing liquid will act as a de-greaser and the vinegar will act as an anti-foamer / streaker. Grubby windows or mirrors will create a bad impression on Fife property buyers.
Clean the loft - dump all the junk. - Some applicants will want to take a look in your loft space. If the attic is cluttered full of rubbish that look likes it could be left there then this will be very off putting. In addition, a attractive empty attic will look like it could have the potential to be converted.
Author: Terry Davies
Food For Thought
When will I have to pay money out?
As a seller, you will have to pay for a Home Information Pack before marketing can begin. Once you have secured a sale, your Fife solicitor may ask for some money up front when their work begins. The balance of the money from the sale will come to you on the day of completion. The solicitor will take their fee out at this stage, as will the Fife Estate Agent. As a buyer, your solicitor may ask for some money up front when their work begins. On Exchange of Contracts, you will be asked by your solicitor to provide 5% or 10% of the purchase price. On the day of completion, your mortgage money will come in to your solicitor who will pass it on to the seller.
Rightmove, Zoopla, what is the fuss about?
It has been of interest to see the emergence of so many property portals. The Web is less than thirty years old, and websites listing properties from many different agents are younger still. A number of winners have bubbled up from the plethora of portals that offer the same service. To name them: Zoopla and Rightmove. The chief cause of the popularity of these particular property portals is in the T.V. marketing that they invest in, enabling them to attract a massive group of people in the UK. These two portals are arguably the best of the bunch because they are the ones who attract the most property agents to advertise homes on them - and therefore have the most UK property stock all in the same place. Which one is the best? Well that's really your choice - the consumer. Each one has a differing look, a different feel to it and differing functionality - however, all said-and-done both basically achieve the same - to help you to locate local dwellings that match your preferences, and to look at the detailed descriptions, photos and novelties of that house.
Author: Terry Davies