When the excitement and demands of the busy festive period have passed, many of us are inspired to start thinking about ways to improve our lives. For homeowners, that inspiration is often focussed on finding a bigger or better property—and the new year is a great time to get the ball rolling if you are considering selling your first home in 2018. The Scottish property market remains strong and prosperous, and recently increased interest rates have led to a number of lenders offering attractive remortgage deals for existing homeowners.

Expert help and advice from Clyde Property

It can be a daunting prospect selling your first home, but it’s not as difficult as you may think if you have the right help and advice to guide you through the process. You might have lots of questions—like how to increase the value of your home, or what you should consider when buying a new-build property. Whatever your questions or concerns may be, our local property experts are here to help.

Arranging a property valuation

If you are thinking about selling your first home in 2018, the first step is to speak to one of our experienced estate agents and arrange a valuation of your current property. This will give you an indication of how much equity you have. You will need this information when applying for a new mortgage, to determine how much you need to borrow, and to establish the price range of your property search.

By closely monitoring trends and sale values in your local area, our property valuations are based on a number of important factors and never exaggerated to simply secure a new client. Our professional property experts work together to ensure that your home is valued accurately, marketed beautifully, and sold to the right owner for the best possible price. We can also offer advice on simple ways to maximise the appeal and value of your home, leading to a quicker sale and generating the best price for your property.

Marketing your home

In addition to the skills and knowledge of our experienced sales team, the effort and innovation we use to present homes to the market has a direct effect on results. Whilst continuing to use efficient traditional estate agency methods—like the humble ‘For Sale’ boards, classic floor plans, and adverts in our branch windows—we also utilise augmented and virtual reality technologies, big data and drone footage to market and sell our clients’ homes.

By listening to our clients and responding to technological advances, we are the first UK estate agent to include, as standard, a full HD Property Video and sponsored social media campaign for each and every home for sale. The groundbreaking range of advanced marketing services at Clyde Property is designed to ensure your home is exposed to the widest possible audience in order to maximise interest and achieve the highest possible sale price.

Finding your new home

As Scotland’s leading estate agent, we believe there is no other place you will receive the same care, experience and knowledge than Clyde Property. Not only are we are experts in selling property, we are specialists in sourcing homes to meet the individual preferences of each and every client. Spend time doing what really matters and let us do the hard work for you.

Create a custom alert, specifying everything you are looking for in your dream home and we will send you an email as soon as a matching property goes on the market in real time. Join our ‘ready to move’ database to make sure you are kept up to date with the latest in the property market.

We know that homes aren’t bought and sold during the hours of 9 and 5, which is why all of our branches are open 7 days a week, from 08:30 – 20:00. Our trained local experts are also available to conduct accompanied viewings of your own property, leaving you with more free time to find your dream home.

Clyde Property is a leading independent, multiple award winning estate and letting agent with 30 years’ experience in selling and letting property in Scotland. Just call your local Clyde Property branch today, for friendly, impartial advice on finding your next dream home.