Hopefully at some point one of your potential buyers will make an offer on your home that you are prepared to accept. When this happens, you will need to enlist the services of a conveyancing solicitor. Both you as the seller and your buyer will have to employ solicitors and they will generally deal with each other, thrashing out a contract of sale between the two parties. Unless you are a solicitor yourself, this is not a job you can do, so, whichever method you choose to sell your home, this is where you will need to fork out for a professional’s service regardless.
The legal process could take several months, during which time, as a private seller, you will probably be in contact with your buyer. Just because they have agreed to buy your home does not mean your work with them is done. Be as accommodating towards them as you can, making yourself available to meet and communicate with them whenever they want. They will probably want to pay several visits to your home and you should let them – they are still your customer and, if you want to make sure of the sale, you should still try to see to their needs. Remember, up until your solicitors exchange contracts, they can pull out at any time, so make sure you keep your buyers happy. Your solicitors will inform you when contracts have been exchanged and, when that happens, the house is theirs and you’ve made your sale.