Selling Your Property
As it is probably your most valuable asset, when it comes to selling your property or home, a local agent with considerable local knowledge and experience is essential. As such, we are fully committed to providing you with a top quality service and ensuring that things move along as swiftly and smoothly as possible. We provide our service at competitive commission rates, and on a no sale no fee basis.
What is my property worth?
If you're thinking of selling (or letting) your property, your main interest is likely to be what it's worth. To find out, simply fill in and send us the quick form on the right, and we will be in touch shortly to arrange an appointment.
For your information, below is our brief guide to the selling process. We will be delighted to provide more detailed information if required.
The Selling Process
One of our sales team will visit your property to determine its market value, discuss a marketing strategy, and explain our fees and terms of business.
Prepare your property for viewings
Presenting your property in its best possible condition will assist greatly in achieving a speedy sale at a market price. Good first impressions are all important. Further down this page we provide some guidance and tips on preparing and presenting your property in the best possible way.
Marketing the property
Once we have obtained relevant details and taken pictures of your property, we will prepare marketing material and request your approval. We would usually then market your property on our website, on property portal sites, in the local press, and by telephone and mail to suitable waiting purchasers on our books.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Before marketing a property for sale, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be commissioned. Please see below for more information.
Ordinarily a member of our sales team would meet prospective purchasers at your property and show them around. However where the owner prefers to carry out the viewing, this would be fine by us.
All offers received will be notified to you both by telephone and in writing. As part of our service we will if necessary negotiate between yourself and the purchaser to arrive at a mutually agreed sale price.
Instruct a solicitor
It is at this point that you should instruct your solicitor or conveyancer to act for you and liaise with the purchaser's solicitor.
We will prepare a memorandum of sale, and send it to all parties concerned. Upon receipt your solicitor will prepare a draft contract and send it to the purchaser's solicitor, who will then make preliminary enquiries, conduct local and land registry searches, and once enquiries are complete, approve the draft contract.
Progressing the sale
As part of our service, during these processes we will keep in regular contact with all parties, ensure that any queries are ironed out, and generally work towards keeping the wheels turning towards a smooth completion.
Exchange of Contracts
Once the legal preliminaries are completed and paperwork prepared, and the purchaser has the necessary finance offer in place, contracts of sale are signed and exchanged, and a deposit usually 10% of the sale price is paid by the purchaser. At this point a date for completion will be agreed.
Completion of sale
Completion takes place when the balance of the purchase price is received, and ownership of the property is transferred. Keys will be handed in to our office, and then passed on the the happy purchaser.
Energy Performance Certificates For Sale Properties (EPCs)
Before marketing a property for sale, you must commission an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC tells you and the prospective buyer how energy efficient your property is, the impact the property has on the environment, and includes recommendations on ways to improve the property's energy efficiency. You can start marketing your property before the EPC is ready, but it must be made available and added to all marketing material within 28 days. It normally takes two to three days for an EPC to be delivered once you've placed the order. EPCs can only be produced by accredited Domestic Energy Assessors.