Your home is unique and that is why we tailor the marketing strategy bespoke to you. This ensures that we maximise every marketing opportunity to get you the right level of interest, and the best possible price. And as we know your time is precious we ensure all buyers are prequalified to guarantee that the offers you receive are valid.
GUIDE TO SELLING
We believe that selling your property should be simple and stress free hence we have identified ten steps to follow from point of sale to completion. Along the way we will provide tips for selling your home and weekly marketing reviews keeping your listing fresh and standing out from the crowd.
Our property specialists will provide you with an honest and accurate valuation that will reflect all that is special about your property.
2. INSTRUCT TO SELL
Once you have made the move to sell, we work alongside you to understand your plans and agree how we will work together.
3. PREPARE HOME FOR SALE
We want to ensure that your home will get noticed, and be sold. That is why we will advise you on how best to prepare your home ready for sale. Whether quick touch ups or more extensive work, we can help you to make sure your property is at its best.
4. PLAN YOUR NEXT MOVE
Whether you have found your ideal home or need support to do so, we will help you in your next steps, supporting with financial pre-qualifying or taking you through the buying process. Our expert team are here to help.
5. LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION
Photography and video will help to bring your property to life. Using the latest digital technology, virtual tours and high end professional photography we will be sure to capture the very best of your home.
6. PREVIEW – FROM INSTRUCTION CALL OUT TO PRIORITY LISTERS
Be in the know. Pre-qualified and pre-registered priority buyers are notified in advance of the new listing, accelerating the sales process and ensuring you have quality and proceedable buyers immediately.
7. LISTING LIVE ONLINE
Your property is unique, which is why we ensure that the live listing online is tailored to publicise the property to the right people at the right time, maximising your chances of sale. We advertise on a range of property portals including Zoopla, Rightmove and The Guild of Property Professionals
Viewings are about first impressions, which is why we support you to ensure that your house is at its best in anticipation of all viewings. Whether it is creating ‘kerb’ appeal or making sure that your home is welcoming and comfortable to any viewers. Our highly trained staff aim to accompany all viewings, highlighting the best features of your home.
Following the viewing, we share all feedback with clients, good and bad, helping you to further promote the positive features of your home and advise on areas where we think we can further enhance the impression of your property to potential buyers.
When we successfully secure an offer on your property, we shall:
· Provide full details of the offer and the buyer submitting it, both verbally and in writing
· Verify the buyer’s financial position and seek evidence thereof
· Confirm the details of the entire chain
· Work for you, to negotiate the best offer
· Make recommendations on the next course of action and an unbiased comparison if more than one offer is received
· Provide honest, professional advice and guidance on accepting the best offer for you.
We will guide you every step of the way to help you to make the decision which feels right for you.
11. INSTRUCT SOLICITORS
Once the offer has been accepted this is now time to instruct a conveyancer if you have not already done so. We work with great local conveyancers and hence can provide an introduction.
You will need to complete some forms about you and the property. At this stage, it is helpful for you to provide your conveyancer with any necessary documents to support the contract, such as what fixtures and fittings you are including in the sale and any guarantees or certificates for works you have had done to the property. Once received by your conveyancer they will prepare and send to the buyer’s conveyancer a draft contract, setting out the particulars of the sale, such as the agreed selling price.. The buyer’s conveyancer will raise enquiries about the contract and documents which you will work with your conveyancer to answer. The buyers solicitors will also order the buyers searches at this point.
Generally, Freehold sales take around 6-8 weeks from the point the contracts are issued by the solicitors, however this does tend to be longer where there is a chain or if the property is Leasehold.
12. WEEKLY UPDATES
Our state of the art system tracks your sale and notifies you at every milestone. Your dedicated sales team will liaise with you keeping you updated at all times, ensuring a stress free time and allowing you to plan your move accordingly.
13. EXCHANGE AND COMPLETION
The great day of completion is nearly here.
Completion is the day when your solicitor will pay in full for your new home and/or receive full payment for the property you have sold. It will (in more cases than not) be the day you actually move if you are in a chain of transactions.
The Solicitors do their work. If you are buying a house with no chain then completion day is very simple. As soon as the owner's solicitor receives your payment you can collect the keys from the estate agent and move in. However, if you are in a chain, the solicitors have to perform a sort of financial relay race, starting at the bottom, with funds being passed on and up the chain and the various sales completing until the top is reached. This process should start at around nine in the morning, with each transaction taking about 45 minutes to complete. Even in a relatively long chain this should enable all parties to start moving into their new homes around lunchtime. Solicitors will not give authority to the Estate Agent to release keys until they are in receipt of payment. Your patience is needed on what can be a stressful day.
Keep an eye on the clock. Ideally all funds are in place and ready to transfer the day before completion. However, in practise they are sometimes not ready until the day itself. The funds can be slow coming from the client or the lender because, for example, someone at the bank does not process the request immediately, or they forget, or the solicitor is perhaps not available. Time is important on completion day as the banks close at 3.30 and it is necessary to have all funds in the system or complications can occur. However, most transactions complete as expected and should complications occur, we can guide you through the process.
Again, communication is the key and we are on hand to monitor the sale closely and spot any potential problems and resolve them before they become an issue, supporting you every step of the way.