Are you thinking about putting your house or flat on the market? We aim to make your sale as stress-free as possible! Our step-by-step guide to the process of selling a house will help you sell your property quickly and for the best price.
Finding an experienced estate agent with expertise in your area will help you to sell your property quickly. The right estate agent will provide useful advice & will be skilled in negotiating.
Your agent should be able to present your property on Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location or other online portals. They should be able to organise your government required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before it is marketed. We will also provide full-colour property details, email & SMS alerts will keep you in the picture.
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If you are to buy your dream home, you need to know exactly what your maximum budget is.
When considering a house purchase, you should consider the Stamp Duty that you will have to pay on completion & other costs such as moving fees & solicitors' costs.
The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays.
It is worth considering that solicitors who are familiar with your area will generally be able to achieve more efficient completions.
If you decide on a solicitor early, they will be able to give you a list of documents that you will need to provide in order to start preparing your contract pack.
First impressions count – this is a key factor in you achieving the maximum price for your property.
Our team can advise you on little changes to make in order to make the most of your property.
For example, consider the entrance route that your buyers will take when approaching your door. Tidy the garden, fix any loose paving stones, move boots from the doorway.
There is more to presenting your house than just de-cluttering.
We will give you free advice & take pictures that make your home look the best it can be!
We will carry out accompanied viewings.
This will mean that apart from making sure that we have access, you don’t need to worry about being available – that’s what we are there for.
When we receive an offer, we will notify you both verbally & in writing.
We will carry out checks on the buyer’s ability to proceed so that you can make a fully informed decision as to whether to accept the offer.
Once you have agreed on an offer we will write to all parties to confirm the agreed selling price & ask both parties to confirm their solicitor details.
This is the first step in the legal process. If you have already instructed your solicitor, they will be better prepared to deliver a draft contract pack to the buyers.
Each solicitor will check that the contents of the contract pack are sufficiently robust to protect the interest of their client. This is where every sale is different. Each property is unique & will have its own unique set of legal requirements. The solicitors need to do title searches, local searches & others checks, this can take weeks.
We will advise you & negotiate where necessary on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way. We refer to this as Sales progression.
Note: There are no legal obligations to proceed with the sale until contracts are signed.
Once the buyer’s solicitor is satisfied, a final contract is prepared. The contracts will reference the following:
Once the contracts have been signed by both parties and exchanged the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor.
Note: It is at this point that you are bound by law to sell the property to the buyer and the buyer is legally obliged to proceed with the purchase.
On the date of completion, the balance of funds will be transferred from buyer to seller up the chain via the solicitors. 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!
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