Experience has taught us that this is the most important step to get right. If the price is too high it is difficult to generate viewings and offers. Informed buyers will only view properties they feel are accurately priced. Pricing too high and subsequently reducing the price weeks later can result in a lower sale figure than had the price been right to begin with. Our strategy is to get it right from the beginning maximising price and speed of sale - call us now to find out what your property is worth.
This can be tricky with so many options. It is important to consider more than just the valuation figure; does the agent seem informed, have they done their research and provided comparable evidence, are they nice to deal with, are they professional, do they answer your questions clearly; this is important as it represents how they will deal with prospective purchasers.
Using multiple agents can send the wrong message to buyers and is also more expensive. In our experience, sole agency leads to the best price and a swift transaction.
You will pay us a % plus VAT of the eventual sale price of the property and your solicitor will pay this out of the sale proceeds upon completion. You will also pay legal fees to your solicitor, which can normally be agreed upfront. As with all things, experience tells us that it is worth considering instructing a good local solicitor rather than a cheaper ‘conveyancing factory’. We are happy to provide advice.
There are no additional costs; all marketing material, EPC and premium listings are included in our fee.
In order to maximise the value it might be necessary to extend your lease or secure planning permission. There are various options available to you and this should be considered on a case-by-case basis. We have surveyors and solicitors who specialise in this field and can provide advice.
We can advise you on whether there are any home improvements necessary before showing your property. A good rule of thumb is to tick off all those little jobs that you’ve been putting off - odds are a buyer will notice and your best chance of getting the highest price relies on there being minimal issues for a purchaser to raise. A quick declutter and a lick of paint if needed also make a big difference.
We ensure that your property has maximum exposure in order to secure the right purchaser. Our comprehensive marketing campaign will include exposure on our website, via email alerts to our registered database of applicants, our shop window, and on all the major portals including Rightmove and Zoopla. We want to make sure no stone is left unturned!
This is the exciting bit! We will communicate all offers to you in full, including any conditions, so that you can make an informed decision. In some cases, and this is relient on the marketing price being right, we may receive enough offers to proceed to a best bids process. This means you get to choose your buyer based on what figure and funding arrangement suits you best.
Accepting an offer is just the first step and keeping a sale on track and requires a diligent and knowledgeable agent to facilitate matters. We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and get involved, which can prove vital when hiccups occur. We keep in contact with both solicitors throughout to ensure everybody is kept well informed of progress.
Exchange of contracts takes place once enquiries are satisfied and a completion date has been agreed and is when the buyer pays a deposit (usually 10%) to your solicitor. We will arrange to hand over the keys on the day of completion when the outstanding funds have been paid.
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