1. Have your property valued – call us or click here for a free valuation. We’ll visit you at home and provide a realistic quote based on our extensive experience of the area and the market. Do contact other agents in your area, but be cautious of high valuations that are unrealistic and are intended to impress you to gain your business.
2. Appoint the estate agent you feel will work the hardest to sell your property – one with a proven track record of selling in the area, one who has given an accurate valuation they can justify, and with whom you have a good rapport and trust.
3. Prepare your property for sale and present it at its best. We offer a free house doctor service and will help with advice and suggestions at this stage – we know what sells and what buyers look for to get you the best possible price.
4. We’ll market your property and help organise your Energy Performance Certificate – you can’t go to market without it.
5. Viewings. We always accompany viewings and will aim to arrange them at the most convenient time for you.
6. Appoint a good solicitor, either one you have used successfully in the past or someone recommended by friends or family. We can also help with recommendations.
7. We’ll pass on all offers immediately and inform you of the buyer’s position in a chain and any other conditions.
8. Agree a sale price. We’ll negotiate on your behalf and, once agreed, will confirm in writing and produce and send out a memorandum of sale to both sets of solicitors. At this point a senior team member will oversee your sale progression and be your main point of contact. They will deal with any complication in the chain and keep you informed at all times and Dan will always be available at the end of the phone should any problems arise.
9. Exchange of contracts occurs when both sets of solicitors confirm and agree on the contract and the buyer has sent a deposit to your solicitor.
10. On the day of completion, the mortgage company releases the outstanding monies to the buyer’s solicitor and these are sent to your solicitor. Then, the agent can release the keys to the buyer.