Information for Sellers - Residential Sale service
When looking to sell your property you would like to have expert advice on the process including advice on valuation of your property.
Your great asset is your home and you know how great your home is for you, but when you want to sell it, you have to convince someone else for it.
Stage 1: Appointing the right estate agent
As the first stage on selling your property you will need to appoint a professional estate agent with the local knowledge, who’ll value your home and give important advice.
Stage 2: Preparing your property for sale
Following the valuation stage and making your home more saleable is a very important stage. 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
Stage 3: Get your Home Information Pack
A Home Information Pack (or HIP) collects together many of the documents a buyer needs. We can organise your HIP for you. The main elements of the pack are:
Stage 4: Valuation of your property
Our estate agents will be happy to carry out a free valuation of your property with their knowledge of property values in your area. Contact us for further
Stage 5: Successful viewings and Agree the sale
If you appoint us as your estate agent we will start marketing, organising viewings and starting to generate offers from interested buyers. We will forward each offer to you verbally and on writing and negotiate on your behalf to get the best result.
Important information which we will discuss with you will include: Price – how much buyers are offering to pay? Their status: Are they in a chain? If a buyer is still trying to find someone to purchase his home, which will be dependent on their successful sale. No chain: first time buyers, investors, or people who have already sold their previous place. Also your position is very important at this stage: are the buyers moving in time suitable for your timescale? We will do our best to provide advice to help you make the right decision.
Stage 6: conveyancing Solicitors
Is always adviced to have your own instructed solicitor at the same time when you have already chosen the estate agent.
Stage 7: Working towards exchange of contracts
Once the sale price has been agreed we will provide all the buyers’ solicitor’s details, which we will pass on to your solicitor, so they can get on with drawing up the contracts.
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.
Step 8: Complete the sale
Completing the sale is a normal and simple stage as getting information over the phone from your solicitor confirming that everything has gone smoothly, the funds have been transferred and the conveyancers have successfully arranged the legal transfer.
When looking to sell, you should consider searching the market and getting familiar with similar properties in your local area. It is also worth to buy market reports on recent sales and also to get in touch with your local agents about the value of your property. The more opinions you will have the better will be your approach to the realistic valuation of your property.
We advice that you should have a knowledge of the value of your property. Useful contacts like; local state agents, local surveyors, mortgage brokers, land registry records, hometrack reports etc.
We always advice our client never to rely on a single valuation