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Selling your property
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    Where to start?

    Most sellers have an idea of what their property is worth. Our aim is to listen to your requirements and provide a service to suit your needs. Our valuer can discuss the current market and provide you with a valuation based on comparable properties which have sold in the area. This is a free home visit service with no obligation. To arrange a free market appraisal appointment, complete the form below or call us on 0191 2128100.

    Presenting your Property

    First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

    Accompanied viewings & Marketing

    Our team of property consultants will arrange to take photographs, produce floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions. We also have a bespoke website and social media channels that attracts unique visitors every day and showcase your property to its full potential. Rightmove and Zoopla are also key to generating interest on a daily basis. We have Professional signboards to promote your property 24/7 along with an Email and SMS alert service to potential buyers. We also provide an accompanied viewing service if required.

    Receiving an offer

    As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.

    Once you have received an offer, Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed to help you make a decision you are conformable with, don't feel pressured and negotiate if the offer doesn't meet your financial requirements

    Offer Accepted & Conveyancing process

    Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

    • Prepare a memorandum of sale
    • Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
    • Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details
    • Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries.
    • Instruct your solicitor. Sign and return the client care letter, proof of your identity and detail of your current mortgage (if applicable).

    Complete a fixture and fittings form, property information form and a leasehold property information form; return them with any building work guarantees you have or Planning Permission or Building Consent you've been granted.

    Your solicitor will obtain title deeds, land registry copies and any leasehold documents if applicable. They will also prepare the draft contract and send it to the purchasers in a contract pack.

    Your purchasers solicitor may raise queries with regards to the contract pack and your solicitor will answer these and also chase to confirm that your buyers mortgage application has been approved.

    Your solicitor will obtain a settlement figure from your current lender.

    Exchange

    Once both parties are happy an exchange and completion date will be set and this will be written into the contract. Your solicitor will then send you a copy of the contract and transfer deed which you must check, sign and return.

    Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

    Completion

    Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

    Congratulations, your property is now sold!

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Buyers Guide
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    Working out a budget

    Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your property search.

    Our recommended Mortgage Broker has access to the entire market, as well as exclusive deals and rates to help find you the best mortgage available.

    Register and begin your search

    Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email and SMS alerts when the latest properties become available.

    Viewings

    In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing appointment. Take some time beforehand to consider questions you may have and while reviewing, its a good idea to take a note of the key features. It's a big decision but you will know when the property feels right.

    Making an offer

    Once you have identified a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing stating any special conditions that may apply. You will be required demonstrate that you are able to proceed (e.g. provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principle).

    There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.

    Offer accepted

    Once your offer has been accepted you will be required to confirm your solicitor's details and complete your mortgage application.
    When your offer is accepted we will do the following:

    • Prepare a Memorandum of Sale
    • Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price

    An efficient solicitor and mortgage advisor can save you months in the conveyancing process.

    Sale Agreed


    Mortgage Process

    A survey of the property will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property's value.
    After the Mortgage Valuation Report is received, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor which will need to be signed by you before it is returned.

    At this point it's a bit of a waiting game with regards to the conveyancing process, but we are on hand with regular updates.

    As part of the conveyancing process, your solicitor will do the
    following:

    • Raise any preliminary enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the Seller's solicitor. This will include fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale.
    • Request their own local searches.
    • Ask you to sign and return the Mortgage Valuation Report.
    • The mortgage is in place when your Mortgage Broker receives your Mortgage Offer.
    • Agree a date for exchange of contracts and propose a date for completion.

    There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

    Exchange of contracts

    Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed.

    Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor.

    The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

    Completion

    Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitor to the seller's solicitor's account. We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller's account.

    Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!

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Meet Our Team
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    Ashley Turner

    Branch Manager - Currently on Maternity Leave.

    Ashley has over 16 years of experience in Residential Sales, Auctions and Lettings. Having completed NAEA and ARLA, she has a strong knowledge and understanding of all legalities and legislations within the business.

    Likes: Going on holiday.

    Dislikes: When people eat loudly.

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    Sam Todd

    Senior Sales and Lettings Consultant

    Sam has working in property for 7 years now and loves every minute of it. Sam loves nothing more than getting out and about and tying up deals.

     Likes: Playing football

    Dislikes: When people file their nails.

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    Charlotte McGregor

    Sales and Lettings Consultant

    Charlotte has worked in the property business for over 8 years. Charlotte loves meeting new people and helping find them their ideal home. Being successful is what makes her happy.

    Likes: Paddle boarding at sunrise.

     Dislikes: Seafood.

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    Alice Lawson

    Sales and Lettings Consultant Sales and Lettings Consultant

     Alice has over 4 years experience within the industry, she is very driven and likes to be kept busy.

    Likes: Enjoys long walks with her dog and spending time with family & friends.

     Dislike: Crabsticks.

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    Fran Leech

    Managed Property Consultant

    Fran is our newest team member and has worked in property management for 3 years. Fran is working towards her ARLA and has a good knowledge of all aspects of legislation.

    Likes: Fran loves anything Christmas related and is our little jolly office elf.

    Dislikes: Doors that are not numbered.

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    Emily Goodwin
    Managed Property ConsultantManaged Property Consultant

    Emily has a strong passion and desire for property. After having spent several years renovating properties along with managing a family portfolio she is keen to put her skills and expertise to good use at Bowson. Emily likes a good challenge and enjoys being busy, she is working towards her ARLA qualification and cant wait to be part of an excellent team.

    Likes: Sitting in the sun drinking an alcoholic beverage

    Dislikes: Cats
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    Anna Barnes
    Managed/Sales and Lettings Property ConsultantManaged/Sales and Lettings Property Consultant

    Anna has always had a passion for property. Being a part of the Property Management Department and Sales and Lettings at Bowson she is excited to be covering all aspects of the business. 

    Likes: Spending quality time with family and friends 

     Dislikes: Decaf coffee (pointless)
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    Here is what some of our clients have to say . . .

    Testimonials from Sellers

    • Seller Testimonial

      "I have worked with Bowson for a year now with several of my properties in Newcastle. Ashley, the Manager, has been great to work with and her team is very friendly and knowledgeable. They always handle my requests in a timely manner and very kind when speaking on the phone." Mr Sinclair
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Staff really good, have lots of information and happy to answer any questions I had" Mr Bell
    • Seller Testimonial

      "Really fantastic company, all staff friendly, welcoming and very professional. I would strongly recommend using this company." Mrs Shepherd

    Testimonials from Buyers

    • Buyer Testimonial

      "Sam, James and Ashley were an absolute delight to deal with over the phone, via email, and in person. Each member of the team was personable and I truly felt they had me as their number one priority. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Bowson Estates." Mr Dereks
    • Buyer Testimonial

      "My first time buying myself. Bowson have been brilliant. Always reply to emails/texts about any query and things have been sorted quick! They have looked after me!! Would highly recommend!!" Miss Townsend.
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