Steps to selling your propertyInstant Online Valuation
We will help you along every step of the process beginning by working together on a strategy to suit your needs. Continued and honest dialogue is key to creating a positive and successful experience. Whilst no sale is the same as the next, our process follows the architecture described below. Call us on 020 7068 7660 once you’re ready to get things moving.
Our consultant will visit your property to give a no obligation appraisal, reviewing the property location, size and condition as well as researching to gather market intelligence, bringing along details of local comparable properties when giving their appraisal. If appointed we take immediate action to find you the right purchaser at the optimum price.
When you are ready to proceed, property particulars with professional photographs and floor plans are created, added to our website and listed with all the property portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and Primelocation. We also promote via social media, through office window displays and various advertising channels, as well as email and text buyers whose search criteria matches your property.
Preparing you home
To help your property sell faster and to potentially add thousands to its value do make sure it looks appealing when putting it on the market as those first impressions really count. People buy a lifestyle as much as ‘bricks and mortar’ so make it easy for them to see themselves living in the property: de-clutter, store things away and show all useable floor space.
Once buyers express an interest in your property we accompany them on a viewing – often outside of normal business hours. We operate some of the longest hours in the industry, keeping us flexible for you and your buyers benefit. We give viewing feedback within 24 hours of an appointment by phone or email, whichever you prefer.
Negotiating your sale
We negotiate with buyers on your behalf to achieve the best possible price. Once you are in a position to accept an offer we will formally agree a sale with the buyer – one who is ready and able to proceed and looking to complete within your desired time frame. You should then instruct us to take the property off the market.
Legal and finance
If you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to appoint a solicitor: make sure it is one who is easily contactable and on hand to help with any inquiries you may have. We’ll then issue a Memorandum of Sale recording the particulars of the deal along with details of the seller, buyer and both parties respective solicitors, plus any conditions relevant to the sale.
Sales progression to exchange
Your solicitor will then draft a contract for the buyers’ solicitor. Preliminary inquiries will be carried out to establish property boundaries, any disputes with neighbours, local search queries, and any issues in the Lease (if applicable). You’ll also need to confirm what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale. The buyer confirms their mortgage offer. Next, you and your buyer to mutually agree to exchange and proposed completion dates.
Once contracts have been exchanged, and the buyer's deposit paid, completion follows. On completion, day money is transferred and the deeds of the property are transferred between each side’s solicitors. They will then call us to advise the buyer’s money has arrived and we will release keys to the new owner.