Our step by step guide provides you with an idea of what to expect once you have made the decision to sell your home.
Once you have contacted us, we will come and visit your property, provide you with any advice that you may need on how to present your home and give you an honest appraisal of exactly how much we believe you can get for it in the current market.
Sales Brochure & Photographs
Upon receiving your instructions to sell your property we will come around and prepare a set of property particulars in readiness for advertising. This is an important part of the process because of the extensive exposure that your home will receive. The imagery must be correct and we ensure that each picture highlights a selling point. The philosophy is to present the property in its ‘best true light’.
EPC & Floorplans
It is a legal requirement to have a valid energy performance certificate (EPC) when selling your property. We will order an energy performance survey for the EPC and the floorplan survey on your behalf using a local independent company with competitive prices.
Advertising & Selling
Our proactive marketing ensures that the property is sent to our extensive mailing list as soon as the details have been approved. A For Sale board is erected, the property will be listed on our website, on the BIG FOUR national property portals and numerous others, which ensures 24 hours a day nationwide coverage. We go a step further as well. We harness the power of social media, using intelligent advertising to push your property to wider networks. In this day and age we cannot emphasise enough the power of this successful method on advertising. Our active database is used to target prospective buyers are contacted to introduce them to your property and then arrange for them to view.
Viewings will be arranged either by phone or email correspondence at a time that suits and we accompany every viewing. Even if you are at work, you can leave us with a key which is secured in a locked key safe and tagged with a secure number system. If a property proves to be particularly popular, we can organise an open house viewing which would, of course, be accompanied by one of the team and we can then instigate competition which helps to achieve the best possible price.
Feedback after viewings is obtained with the aim to draw offers. When we receive an offer on the property we qualify the buyer’s situation and speak to the estate agent that they sold through should they be in a chain situation. We provide you with all the information that you will need to make a decision on whether to accept or reject an offer and negotiate on your behalf until an acceptable price is achieved.
Your solicitor is your own choice but having worked in the area for many years we can give sound advice on which solicitors will suit your particular situation. The companies that we suggest will have been tried and tested many times and will come with our recommendation.
The Legal Process (Conveyance)
Once a sale has been agreed and a solicitor has been confirmed we then issue the memorandum of sale. We then work alongside you liaising on your behalf with the buyer, both the seller’s and buyer’s solicitors, the mortgage consultants and any estate agents that may be involved in the chain to ensure that the transaction proceeds to a smooth conclusion.
Exchange & Completion
Once the finance and legal processes are finalised, we will negotiate a moving date to suit your timescales and when it is agreed you will exchange contracts. This is the first time you will be legally bound to sell the house to your buyer and that a completion date is set in stone. On the day of completion, we hand over the keys to the new owner on your behalf, but not until we have been instructed by your solicitor that the sale’s funds have been safely received by your solicitor.