Step-By-Step Guide to Selling:
Step 1 - Appraisal
We will aim to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Please complete and submit application to arrange a free appraisal.
Step 2 - Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Before marketing your property, you will need to obtain a current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Please let us know if you require our assistance in arranging for this to be carried out.
Step 3 - Appoint a solicitor
The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an experienced solicitor. We can recommend a few very competent efficient and reliable solicitors.
Step 4 - Presenting your property
First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale. Many times a simple fresh coat of paint and a good declutter allows your property to be shown in its best potential. Professional Photographer will then take photographs, produce floor plans and prepare comprehensive property descriptions.
Step 5 - Marketing your property
Once we have prepared all of your details, we will post them to our website and upload them directly to Zoopla. We will also email them to our registered buyers.
Step 6 - Viewings
When a potential buyer expresses an interest in viewing your property, we will liaise with you to arrange a mutually agreeable time to visit.
We are happy to conduct accompanied viewing and this can be outside of our normal office hours.
Step 7 - Receiving an offer
As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.
Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer’s ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.
Step 8 - Offer agreed
Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
- Prepare a memorandum of sale
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
- Ask you to confirm your solicitor’s details
Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.
There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
Step 9 - Exchange of contracts
Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
- Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
- Evidence of a good title
- Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable
- Local search queries
- Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
- The buyer’s mortgage offer
Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker’s draft by the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Step 10 - Completion
Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account.
Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.
Congratulations, your property is now sold!