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Sell Your Home With Regal Estate Agents

Finding a buyer is only the start of the journey

According to Which? 30% of property purchases fall through after an offer has been accepted.

That's why our team of expert negotiators will be in constant communication with the buyer, their mortgage broker, solicitors and surveyors to keep your sale on track.

With an intimate knowledge of local house prices throughout the Wigan area, we will provide you with an honest valuation on your property, and expert advice on how we can achieve the best possible price for you. We have a range of extensive marketing options including Rightmove, local newspaper advertising, custom made property brochures, excellent quality photography, floor plans at no extra cost and an enthusiastic 'can do' attitude. All of this is included in our very competitive sales fee.

Working closely with independent Mortgage Advisors and local Solicitors, we can provide you with all of the services you will require to set up your house move, all under one roof.


Advice from the experts

De-clutter and de-personalise before photographs are taken

We recommend giving your property a critical once-over as soon as you decide you want to sell. De-cluttering will not only help viewers see your property in its best light, but it’ll also make your moving process easier!

There are certain aspects that all prospective buyers will look for, so think ahead and ensure you’re tackling all the below:

Clearly defined rooms: ensure each room looks like it has a purpose and value in the property and isn’t just a dumping ground or pointless space.
Plenty of space: try not to overcrowd rooms with big or bulky furniture, as this will make them look smaller.
Enough storage: Utilise all cupboards and shelves neatly – overflowing coffee tables and kitchen counters covered in items will give an impression of limited storage.
Build buyer confidence by creating positive first impressions

A freshly painted front door is the logical place to start. After all, there is no second chance to make a great first impression.

If you don’t want to go that far, simply cleaning up the front entrance can go a long way. Many buyers will not see-through tired doormats, pizza menus, junk mail, and last year’s autumn leaves in the hallway.

Inside, pack away clutter, shoes, fridge magnets and dishes to give a sense of ample storage, and pack away other ‘collectables’ so buyers can imagine their own possessions in the home.

Fix broken lighting to create bright and cosy spaces

Lighting can add enchantment and warmth to any space… or disenchantment if rooms are dark and cold. Bare or missing light bulbs have the same unkempt effect.

Well-placed lighting gives a feeling of freshness and cleanliness. If budget allows, consider feature lighting in entries and reception rooms. Ensure there is adequate task lighting in the kitchen and study areas, and avoid harsh light in bedrooms and areas of relaxation.

In winter months, keep lights on for viewings – especially in rooms that don’t have an abundance of natural light.

Ensure the property smells fresh and clean

Fresh air in, damp smells out; open windows and doors for a short while before viewings (if it’s not too cold!) and make use of ‘plug-ins’ or light some scented candles.

Clear away clutter and food , and give the impression of a healthy, happy space. The same goes for the bathroom; tidy bottles and creams and display some fresh, neatly folded towels, making sure the room looks & smells hygienic.

Place plants or flowers throughout your house. It doesn’t need to be a rainforest (remember the clutter!), but it will help make your home look more inviting, fresh and can make it smell beautiful.

Complete odd jobs to leave a ‘turn-key’ impression

Loose door handles, small scuffs, peeling paint or an un-hinged garden gate all suggest that work needs to be done on the property. This could be used to re-negotiate the price, so make sure everything is in order.

If you have a garden, check that the outside of the house is as neat and tidy as the inside; trim the lawn, pick up the leaves and trim back plants!

If you are unsure about anything, Regal estate agents will be able to give you advice on what you need to do in order to get the best result for your property.

Why sell with us?

Unbeatable local know-how
Award-winning customer service
The best possible price, in the shortest time
Viewings and appointments that fit around you.
Exposure to thousands of buyers across the Northwest of England 


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Don't just take our word for it.

Dealt with a sale for our family that became quite complex. All staff dealt with any queries promptly and efficiently. Lisa and Mildred were stars and we will not hesitate in recommending their services to anybody.

Brian Southworth

I have nothing but good things to say about regal they have been a life saver for myself and my family offered good advice I've just received my bonding certificate which my previous landlady didn't even bother to do and now settling in to our new rental thanks regal much respect from the rigbys

Wayne Rigby, Wigan

Nice people that run it, never had a problem.

Steven Slater

It was easy to find what you needed

Tracy Mathioudakis

Very nice agent very helpful people and very friendly.

Lena Ugo

Very helpful John was a star thanks

yolande malemo

Excellent service, very helpful and would recommend

Anne Scorah

I have recently purchased a property through Regal Estate Agents. All the staff were very helpful and responsive. Mildred dealt a lot with my purchase and I couldn't thank her enough for her support. I would highly recommend Regal Estate Agents to anybody and I will definitely use them again in future.

Jack Thomas

Very helpful great service would recommend to anyone and we have

Shirley Winstanley