The key steps involved with selling a property are summarised below. If you need any further information or advice, please don't hesitate to contact us.
A realistic assessment of the value of your property is an important first step to ensure you understand how you will finance your home move.
Whilst local property newspapers and websites can be used to provide an indication of what your property might be worth, you will need the experience of a professional estate agent to get a more accurate and realistic assessment of its real value.
We will be happy to provide you a free, no-obligation, property appraisal.
We can meet you at your property a time that best suit your needs. Our appointment with you would typically take between 30-60 mins and would include a detailed inspection of your property. At our meeting, we will discuss the specific needs relevant to your own situation, market forces and current demand, previous transactions in your street, and activity levels with other properties similar to your own. This information will help us advise you on:
Any questions or concerns you have can also be addressed at this meeting.
To book a free valuation, please submit a request here.
Having established the value of your property and decided to go onto the market, you will need to choose an Agent to act for you.
When considering which agent to use, watch out for those suggesting inflated values (which can leave you languishing on the market whilst those around you sell) or knock-down commission (you get what you pay for!).
A successful agency will have a comprehensive marketing strategy and methods, professionally qualified & courteous staff, and a realistic expectation of what the market can achieve.
If you are thinking of moving, we can advise you about what options you have available for you as a vendor. Vendors can place their property on the market with us, so you can sell your house, without leaving your home. An honest, transparent, and hassle-free way for you to sell your property, with a great level of service at a fantastic price. Sometimes, though, selling may not be the best option, so we work together with our clients to establish what option will suit their needs.
We specialize in the sale and letting of ex-local authority houses and investment properties up to £200,000. Our extensive database mainly consists of first time buyers and investor landlords, who are looking to invest in your area. When you are marketing with us, your details are presented to potential buyers with the figures that include return on investment, potential yield, and a list of tenants who would rent the house, if the buyer is purchasing the property as a buy to let.
We offer assistance with mortgage service so you are safe knowing that your sale will not fall through, because before we recommend you particular buyer their finances and deposit will be verified by a qualified consultant.
With our all-inclusive package you will get:
Video Tour with a voiceover
Extensive description with details you would like to include
Marketing on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media channels
Marketing in the local Facebook Groups
Marketing on all the major property portals
With us, you can pay a commission when we successfully sell your property or pay the upfront total cost and you'll always have access to a specialist team dedicated to sales. But, beyond that, we provide a significantly higher level of service that you would typically expect from a traditional estate agency.
Contact us to find out more about what we offer you.
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The majority of buyers now use internet property portals to search for a home. Therefore the visual imagery used with these listings is the first taste of your home a potential purchaser is likely to experience and this will hugely influence whether they contact us to arrange a viewing.
Preparing your home for photography and other visuals we develop (such as videos) is therefore one of the most important actions you can take to maximize your chances of attracting interest. This could involve some moving of furniture and basic de-cluttering.
With us, you don't have to as we can do all this for you as part of the instruction process. Our consultant will allow enough time to work through your property on a room-by-room basis to carefully consider the best layout of furnishings, removal of personal items and the best aspects to capture. Room dimensions and details will be recorded and a plan of the property will also be drawn.
Estate Agents commit huge amounts of time and money towards marketing properties to prospective purchasers - with the prime aim of encouraging them to view the property.
We will discuss with you the best times of the day & week to present your property and do our best to steer appointments around these times. Many considerations need to be made, including your normal weekly patterns, parking availability and traffic levels, children and pets, light levels, and garden aspects.
Any offer received will be put forward to you verbally at the first available opportunity, and in writing via email or text within twenty-four hours. You will need to make a response to any offer. If the initial offer is rejected and the purchaser decides to increase their offer, the process will simply be repeated.
We will make all best endeavors to qualify purchasers in advance of any viewings - but at the very latest, at offer time. By "qualify" we mean that we will formally check their status and ability to proceed with any offer they make. In order for us to do this, we will ask for contact details of their broker or mortgage lender, and any estate agent dealing with their current property sale.
You will need to instruct a solicitor/conveyancer to act for you in the sale. It is only when this information has been provided and we have contacted the necessary parties for verification of your purchasers' situation that we will consider whether it would be pertinent to stop showing your property to other prospective purchasers.
It is at this stage that we will try to make you aware of any chain implications and the likely timescale of any agreed transaction. Due to the nature of the buying process, it is important to note and understand that any information provided by us concerning the transaction chain is not guaranteed and could change at any time. However, regular liaison will be made with legal parties acting on both your and your buyers' behalf to ensure we can keep you abreast of progress on a timely basis.
Once you have accepted an offer the legal process starts to arrange for contracts to be drawn up and agreed, to confirm payment is made for your property, and that legal title is properly transferred to your buyer.
To support these activities you (and your buyer) will need to instruct a solicitor or conveyancer to do this work on your behalf.
The choice of who will act for you is entirely at your discretion but to help you with this, we promote a range of different and very competitive conveyancing options. Please contact us for further information.
Summary of the legal process
In summary, the overall legal process to exchange and complete contracts with your buyer generally takes the following steps:
My House Online advice: The time it takes to progress through this stage is dependent on various factors but the entire process could take at least 6-8 weeks. However, to speed up the process from your end, we recommend you instruct legal representation prior to finding a buyer as there are various things they can do well in advance, and hence save time later. This includes calling for your title deeds office copy entries and various other documents all of which can take some time to get hold of. It's worth completing various documents in advance such as the Sellers Property Information Form and Fixture Fittings and Contents declaration as these will also help speed up things later.
In parallel to the legal process, one of the more surveys may be commissioned on your property. If the Buyer requires a Mortgage their lender will make arrangements for a very basic survey (known as a Valuation) to provide assurances that it's worth the price being offered for it. In addition to this, the Buyer may also commission a more comprehensive survey which will assess in more detail the condition of the property and make appropriate recommendations.
Please contact us for any further information, advice or help you may need to help you with buying your next home.