We offer a comprehensive service with free market appraisal. Our aim is to ensure your move is a smooth experience right through to completion. Advertising on Zoopla, Prime Location and OntheMarket so that your property details are visible to a wide audience.
We carry out accompanied viewings at a time to suit everyone, including evenings and weekends. We will keep you updated regularly throughout the process.
The Selling Process
Market valuation: One of our sales team will visit your property to determine its market value, discuss a marketing strategy, and explain our fees and terms of business.
Prepare your property for viewings: Presenting your property in its best possible condition will assist greatly in achieving a speedy sale at a market price. Good first impressions are extremely important.
Marketing the property We will advertise your property on our website, on property portal sites, in the local press, and also contact suitable purchasers already on our books.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC): Before marketing a property for sale, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be obtained. An EPC is valid for 10 years. We are able to provide this service at an additional cost of £70.
Viewings: We always accompany prospective purchasers when viewings take place. We can then provide feedback as necessary in order to maximise your chances of obtaining the best possible price in the shortest time.
Receiving offers: All offers received will be notified to you immediately and if necessary, we will negotiate between yourself and the purchaser to arrive at a mutually agreed sale price.
Instruct a solicitor: At this point, we would put you in contact with a solicitor, to ensure the sale of your property runs smoothly from start to finish. If you have your own solicitor, you can of course use them.
Legal work: We will prepare a memorandum of sale, and send it to all parties concerned. Upon receipt your solicitor will prepare a draft contract and send it to the purchaser’s solicitor, who will then make preliminary enquiries, conduct local and land registry searches, and once enquiries are complete, approve the draft contract.
Progressing the sale: To ensure this process runs smoothly, we will liaise with all parties at each stage and keep you updated on a regular basis on the progress of the sale. This allows you to relax knowing that we are working towards a smooth completion.
Exchange of Contracts: Once the legal preliminaries are completed, paperwork prepared, and the purchaser has the necessary finance offer in place, contracts of sale are signed and exchanged. A deposit, usually 10% of the sale price, is paid by the purchaser. At this point a date for completion will be agreed.
Completion of sale: Completion takes place when the balance of the purchase price is received, and ownership of the property is transferred. Keys will be handed in to our office, and passed on to the purchaser.
Preparing your property for sale
First impressions count. Stand at the front of your property and view it with a fresh eye. If you have a front garden or driveway, make sure the grass is cut, borders are weed free and, shrubs are trimmed. If the drive is not large, consider parking your car elsewhere to give an impression of space.
Carry out any small repairs that may be required, to give the impression that the property has been well maintained. If any rooms need decorating, choose a light and neutral colour, which would appeal to a wider range of purchasers.
When you know someone will be viewing, make sure all rooms are tidy, clean and uncluttered. Bathrooms and kitchens should be especially clean. Ensure that cooking smells are eliminated and rooms smell fresh. Have carpets cleaned if necessary.
Create a feeling of space in your property by removing any unnecessary furniture if possible, and tidy away clutter.
Make sure your property is warm and well lit when you are expecting viewers, as this will make it feel more homely. For most purchasers the property has to feel right, as well as meet their preconceived specifications.