Valuing your property
One of our experienced valuers will visit your property and provide a realistic market appraisal, taking into account your timescale and aspirations for its value. We will also advise on how to get the property looking its best and offer advice on the best marketing strategy to benefit your home.
Getting ready for marketing
Money Laundering checks – current legislations require us to carry out money laundering checks, which comprise of checking photo IDs and another form of documentation to as proof of address.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – to comply with current legislation, an EPC is required before selling or letting a property. We will arrange an independent company to carry out the assessment if there isn’t one present.
Property Details – Our competent photographer will take photos of your property and prepare a video tour if you wish. We always prepare floor plans of the property which form an essential part of the property particulars. We always prepare high quality printed brochures to showcase your property and to demonstrate your commitment to prospective purchasers. We will not begin to market the property without your approval of all marketing materials.
The marketing process
Our negotiators visit the property to make themselves familiar with it and to understand its unique selling points. We prepare an electronic Property Information Pack which is sent out to interested parties. The property is marketed through national property portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, UK Farm and Land), our own website, as well as regional and national newspapers if required. We erect ‘For Sale’ boards if required by you, but do not enforce it.
We email full details of the property to all buyers in our database whose search criteria match your property. We can arrange an ‘Open Day’ if appropriate for the property and situation with viewings scheduled throughout the day.
We always contact you before booking any viewings in to confirm it’s convenient.
All viewings are accompanied by one of our negotiators. We provide feedback from viewings as soon as reasonably possible and follow up with potential buyers to get further feedback. We will call and email you regularly to keep you informed of the progress and interest in the property.
Agreeing the sale
When offers are received we will contact you with details of the prospected purchaser including their financial position, expected timescales, chain details (if there is a chain). Once both sides are happy with their position, we will inform all parties’ solicitors and send out memorandums of sale.
We will regularly check on progress with all parties and assist with answering any enquiries that may arise to maximise the chance of the sale completing on time.
After a few weeks, the contracts should be ready for exchange. The buyer usually pays a deposit at this stage and the sale becomes legally binding.
After the exchange of contracts, the sale should be ready to complete within the next few days and you will be able to move in to your dream home.