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About Kirby Colletti
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    Established in 2004 Kirby Colletti is a leading independent estate agent providing a comprehensive service to our customers including Sales and Lettings within Hoddesdon and surrounding areas.

    Michael Kirby and Nino Colletti have over 60 combined years of experience, we have developed an extensive knowledge of the local property market enabling us to offer a wide-ranging service that is both friendly and professional as befits our reputation. We are committed to providing our customers (whether property sellers, buyers, developers etc) with individual high quality advice based on the wealth of experience of our local dedicated sales and lettings teams.

    With all the traditional values you would expect from a well-established firm combined with the latest innovations and technology, we offer a modern quality service. So Whether, buyer, selling, letting or renting we aim to provide you with the complete service.

    We are a member firm of The National Association of Estate Agents and The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

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The Process
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    You know how great your home is, but when you sell your property, you have to convince someone else. We've got buyers looking for flats and houses, who will see your property online, in the newspaper and in our offices.


    The selling process can seem complex, but we'll use all our experience to make sure it runs smoothly. Here's our quick guide to the main steps:

    •Appoint an estate agent
    •Spruce up your home
    •Agree the sale
    •Up to exchange of contracts
    •Complete the sale

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    Step 1: Appoint an estate agent

    The first step in selling your property is to appoint an estate agent, who'll value your home and show it to potential buyers. We'll help with every stage of your sale, from valuation to marketing and conveyancing. To find out how we can help, contact us now.

    There are two ways you can appoint an estate agent:

    Sole agency is where you give the job of selling your property to a single estate agent for a fixed period of time. The commission rate for a sole agency sale will be lower than that for a multiple agency sale, because that agent has a greater chance of being the one to find your buyer. Accept an offer via another agent and you might have to pay more than one fee.

    Multiple agency is where you instruct several estate agents at the same time, who will all try to sell your property. The commission rate for a multiple agency sale will be higher than for sole agency.

    When you first meet your estate agent, they'll give you an estimated value for your home, and a commission rate for both sole agency and multiple agency.

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    Step 2: Spruce up your home

    We get so used to the places we live in that it's sometimes hard to see them through others' eyes. But if you want a successful, quick sale, that's exactly what you have to do and first impressions count for a lot.

    A few hours spent making your property look its best or even spending a bit of money to clear up some niggling problems could add to the price you get from a buyer. Here's a few tips to get you started:

    Making your home more saleable

    •Think like a buyer - don't overlook flaws just because you don't mind them or you're used to them
    •Reduce clutter - get rid of everything but the bare essentials
    •Decorate neutrally - buyers need to be able to see it as their own home
    •Keep it light - clean the windows and use light colours
    •Outside and in - buyers will often walk or drive past first, and fresh paintwork and well cared for outside spaces make a great first impression

    Please read our Presenting your home page for more advice.

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    Step 3: Agree the sale

    As your estate agent we will start to generate offers from interested buyers. We will present each offer to you and negotiate on your behalf to get the best result.

    Here's what information we will discuss with you:

    •Price - how much are the buyers offering to pay?
    •Are they in a chain? If a buyer is still trying to find someone to purchase their home, you will be dependent on their successful sale. It can be quicker to sell to first time buyers, investors, or people who have already sold their previous place.
    •Your position - are the buyers able to move in time to suit your plans and timescale?
    •Should you accept? Ultimately the decision is yours, but we'll provide all the help and advice we can to help you make the right decision.
    •Once you've accepted an offer we'll pass on the good news to your buyer and start drawing up the paperwork.

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    Step 4: Up to exchange of contracts

    Your buyer will provide us with their solicitor's details, which we will pass on to your solicitor, so they can get on with drawing up the contracts.


    The next stage is where the buyer and their mortgage lender carry out any valuations and surveys on the building and check that everything is as it should be with the paperwork. It's quite normal for a few queries to be raised, so this stage can take a little while.

    When this stage is complete, you're ready to exchange contracts and set a completion date, when the money gets transferred, and the property legally changes hands, the conveyancing process will be complete.

    Completion is normally two weeks later, but can be earlier. It might even be possible to exchange and complete on the same day if you need to. Leaving a gap gives you time to make arrangements for moving out and tie up any loose ends.

    After you've formally exchanged contracts, you're legally obliged to sell the property to your chosen buyer and they're obliged to buy it from you.
    You should plan to move out before your completion date. As soon as you have completed the sale the property belongs to your buyer and they can move in immediately.

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    Step 5: Complete the sale

    Completing the sale is usually as simple as getting a phone call from your solicitor telling you that everything has gone smoothly.

    This means both parties' mortgages have been paid off and new arrangements put in place, the conveyancers have successfully arranged the legal transfer, and the property officially belongs to your buyer.

    Selling your property is now complete - congratulations!

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Buying Guide
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    Step 1: What can you afford?
    Deciding to buy a home is exciting! Before you get carried away with property searches, it's best to know just how much you can afford to spend and what you truly require. An independent financial advisor or personal bank is the perfect start.

    When your circumstances have been evaluated, you'll have a mortgage offer agreed in principle and this puts you in a strong buying position, sending the signal to sellers that your finances are in order.

    Please check our Financial services page for Mortgage advice.

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    Step 2: Register for instant property alerts
    Once you have established what you can afford it's time to start looking for a property. Register with us on our 'register details page', or call us on 01992 471 888.

    In addition, Kirby Colletti uploads all of its properties for sale to the leading portals like Rightmove and Zoopla but you'll find them on our website first! In fact, when you're registered you'll be the first to know when a suitable property becomes available. There's always a place for sending property details out to you in the post but Kirby Colletti understands that you'll want the newest details sent as quickly as possible. Properties that meet your requirements will be sent via email and by SMS alerts, so you can browse on the move at any time via a smartphone.

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    Step 3: Let the viewings begin
    The buying market is always competitive so Kirby Colletti encourages an early viewing to secure that dream home. We'll do everything possible to ensure you see a property within the quickest time frame, we'll even chauffeur you there and accompany you throughout. We like to be on hand during viewings to answer any questions and to negotiate any difficult areas. We know you lead a busy life, so we're open evenings and weekends to make sure property viewing is a pleasure, not a pain. We'll even go the extra mile and conduct viewings with you out of our open hours.

    Opening hours: 9am-6:30pm Monday to Thursday. 9-6pm on Fridays and 9-5pm on Saturdays. Sundays are appointments on request.

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    Step 4: And now for the legal bit - conveyancing

    A solicitor will ensure that you legally own the property you are buying and will oversee the transfer of funds from buyer to seller. Your solicitor will also become a key mediator, along with your estate agent. They will:

    •Raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller's solicitor

    •Request their own local searches

    •Refer to the information already provided in any the seller's pack

    •Agree on a date for exchange of contracts

    Step 5: Make an offer

    Everyone gets excited when they find their dream home. The next thought is: secure the property! Let us know which property you'd like to put an offer in on as soon as possible, and we'll work with you to advise how best to present your offer. Once an offer has been formulated, we'll put the figure forward both verbally and in writing, stating any special conditions of the offer. Be ready with your mortgage offer in principle, as this will put you in a strong buying position. There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.

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    Step 6: Offer agreed

    Even when an offer is agreed, we will still be working hard to progress the purchase. We will:

    1) Prepare a memorandum of sale
    2) Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
    3) Ask you to confirm your solicitor's and mortgage broker's details

    Now is the time to instruct your chosen solicitor as they will need to oversee all the legal aspects of your purchase. You'll also need to contact your mortgage provider and give them the full details of your purchase in order for your loan to proceed.

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    Step 7: Instruct a solicitor
    A good solicitor can be instrumental to a smooth move. Kirby Colletti advises choosing a company that specialises in conveyancing but if you're in any doubt, ask to see our list of recommended solicitors who have been given glowing references by our past clients.
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    Step 8: Survey and mortgage offer

    The property you want to buy might look good on the outside but only a surveyor can tell if it is structurally sound and worth the asking price. A property survey will be booked on behalf of the mortgage lender, and a surveyor will visit the home you want to purchase to fully evaluate the building and state of repair.

    The surveyor will file a report that goes to the mortgage lender and to you, the buyer. It will flag up areas of concern and you can decide on whether to alter your offering depending on the content of the report.

    Once your mortgage lender has received its copy of the report, it will issue a formal mortgage offer - a copy will be sent to you and your solicitor. Make sure you sign this and return it as soon as possible. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

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    Step 9: Exchange of contracts
    Once all enquiries have been answered and a formal mortgage offer received by the seller's solicitor, exchange of contracts can take place. The next step involves your deposit. Upon receipt of a contract signed by both parties, your deposit will be telegraphically transferred or paid by banker's draft to the sellers. This is a real milestone in your property purchase and you can agree a completion date with the sellers - the date on which you hope to move in - once the money has cleared.
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    Step 10: Completion

    Once the funds have cleared into the sellers solicitors account, we can hand over the keys to you - the new home owners.

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    Michael Kirby - Director
    Michael has worked in the local property market for over 25 years. On leaving school in 1987 his career began as a trainee negotiator within the locality in which he now specialises. His expertise and experience is unequalled for his years. Michael is very passionate about his profession and this is reflected in the service Kirby Colletti provides.
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    Nino Colletti - Director
    Nino's career in estate agency began in 1981. In 2004 with 23 years experience in the local property market Kirby Colletti came to fruition. Being a resident of Hoddesdon Town all his life, Nino's knowledge of the local area and property industry is second to none.
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    Sally Colletti - Property Manager
    Sally has worked in the lettings industry since 2008 and before that had many years experience in customer relations. Dealing with tenants, landlords, sub-contractors, inspections and maintenance; she makes sure problems are avoided or resolved quickly, efficiently and in the most cost effective manner.
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    Jo Pizzo - Accounts Manager
    Having previously worked in the banking industry for 12 years, Jo has now been with us for over 5 years and is our lettings account manager. Coming from the local Sicilian community she is also Bi-Lingual. She is fastidious in monitoring that rent is paid promptly as well as being an integral part of the Lettings Team.
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    Charlotte Roper - Sales/Lettings Negotiator
    Charlotte is passionate about working in the property industry. She has achieved 3 A-Levels, a Level 3 Business administration and customer service apprenticeship within Kirby Colletti, where she won 'Apprentice of the year' in customer services and has now achieved her technical award in Sale of Residential Property for the NAEA
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    Amanda Durkan - Lettings Negotiator
    Amanda has over 25 years experience in the customer service sector, which she is bringing to the lettings business. Primarily dealing with property inspections and maintenance issues. Her experience will benefit both the landlords and tenants in resolving any problems in a speedy and professional manor.
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