First impressions count when it comes to selling a property, so it's vital your home looks its best for potential buyers. Maintaining this condition will give you the best chance of selling your home and of achieving the best possible price, whether you're selling a terrace house or a country retreat.
We will visit your property to carry out a market appraisal and give you our opinion on price, this will be supported by a market comparable report and an explanation of how we arrived at the price.
When you are ready to put your property on the market, we will order the Energy Performance Certificate, which is a legal requirement to sell your property, and arrange an appointment to prepare sales particulars, create a 3d floor plan and take photographs of your property.
Marketing the property:
A draft set of sales particulars and our terms of business will be sent out to you, once you are happy with the content and the Home Information Pack is returned, we will then commence our marketing campaign of the property, which includes a for sale board, advertising within our office, three local newspapers, mailing list, our own website and several other property website including www.rightmove.co.uk.
Prospective buyers will contact us to arrange an appointment to view your property. Following the viewing, we will contact the viewer for feedback and report back to you, this provides an opportunity to carry out any adjustments needed to the property to enhance its saleability.
Receiving an offer:
When we receive an offer on your property, we will contact you verbally and in writing, and provide all the information you require to make a decision. All offers are subject to contract and is not legally binding on you or the buyer until exchange of contracts.
Acceptance of an Offer:
Once you have accepted an offer, you will need to appoint a solicitor to handle the legal paperwork involved as part of the sale process and subsequent transfer of ownership.
If the buyer is raising a mortgage to purchase your property, a mortgage valuation will be required, this will be carried out by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to advise on the valuation and basic condition of the property.
Exchange of Contracts:
Exchange of contracts will take place once the contract has been signed by you and the buyer, a deposit, normally a percentage of the purchase price is paid. It is at this stage that the transaction becomes legally binding for both you and the buyer. On exchange of contracts the completion date is set.
This is a date set a few days or weeks after exchange of contracts. The remainder of the money is now transferred from your buyer's solicitor to your solicitor, at which point the buyer becomes the new legal owner of the property.