The first step to selling your home is to book in a market appraisal, this is where you will find out how much we think we could sell your property for. We provide a free, no obligation valuation.
Preparing your property for the sales market
To make your property stand out from the rest, you should present your property in a way that will attracts potential purchasers to want to view it, add things that bring ‘kerb appeal’ and make people say ‘wow’. This could be anything from giving your home a lick of paint, adding some plants or home furnishings or making your garden more welcoming. By doing this it can greatly improve your chance of receiving a decent offer.
Choosing the right agent for you
When choosing an estate agent, you should always consider who you think can offer you the best service throughout, can get you the best deal and has time to actually talk to you.
We are able to provide you with solicitors that are trustworthy and who can get the sale through in a good time and with no hassle. We would also suggest asking family, friends and neighbours who they have used to see who they would recommend.
Advertising the property
This will include professional high-quality photographs, taking measurements, carrying out a drone video and 3D/360′ Matterport Virtual Tour, preparing sales particulars and lastly advertising the property. We will also need to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) done on the property, should there not already been an in date one, these are valid for 10 years.
Preparing for possible viewings
As soon as your property is advertised, you will need to be prepared for viewings. We suggest keeping on top of cleanliness and clutter as this can be off putting for potential purchasers. Opening windows can keep a property smelling fresh and show interested parties that the property is being ventilated.
Once a property starts receiving offers this is always a good sign. You do not always have to choose who has made the highest offer; it could be who is more proceedable, or on some properties we may enter a bidding war.
Saying yes to the offer
Once the client has accepted an offer, we will then contact your solicitor to advise them of what has been agreed. This will get the ball rolling.
Exchange & Completion
This is all down to the solicitors. Once exchange has happened, a legally binding contract is in place, now you can be confident the sale of your property is more than likely going to go through. A completion date will now have been set and this is when ownership will be changed. Once completion has happened you must have left the property by this date, ready for the new owners to arrive on the same date (usually later in the day). Completion will happen the contracts have been executed and all money has been collected.
You’ve sold your house!
Completion has happened and the sale has finalised. Time for new beginnings and to celebrate.