Chris George or one of his senior colleagues will visit your property and provide a realistic valuation, taking into account your timescale and aspirations for its value. We will also advise on the best marketing strategy and offer advice to get the property looking its best.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)
To comply with current legislation, an energy performance certificate is required before selling or letting. We can arrange an independent company to provide this if you wish.
Current legislations require us to see photo ID of vendors.
We always use a professional photographer to showcase your home in the best possible way. We also create a floorplan, which forms an essential part of the property details. Experienced copywriters will describe the property aiming to bring it to life and give potential buyers a real feel for living there. We put all this together in our unique magazine style brochure which is specially designed to make your home come to life on the page. We are sure you will be delighted with your details, but just to be sure we ask you to approve them before marketing.
Once you have approved your property details for marketing:
We always call and email you before a viewing to check it’s convenient, and never visit unannounced. If there are any times or days you’d prefer, we’ll accommodate those.
Interest in your property should build quickly, and viewings will start happening soon. It is a good idea to let us have a set of keys, which we of course keep securely, so that we can bring round potential buyers if you’re not there. Please make sure we’re briefed on any alarms or pets!
Whenever possible we always accompany all potential buyers on viewings, so we can explain any benefits that might not be immediately obvious, and answer any questions they may have.
We follow up each viewing with a call to discuss any ‘objections’ the potential buyer might have. We’ll email you and call you regularly to keep you informed of interest and progress.
When we receive an offer, we will call you with the details, including the applicants’ intended timescales, financial position and any chain. This ensures you have all the information necessary to make the right decision.
Once you’re happy to agree to an offer, we will contact all parties’ solicitors, and aim to set a moving date.
Staff will regularly check on progress with all parties in your chain to ensure good communication, and to maximise the chance of the sale completing on time.
After a few weeks, usually between four and eight, the contracts will be ready for exchange. Your buyer will usually pay a 5–10% deposit, and the sale becomes legally binding.
After the exchange of contracts, the sale should be ready for completion! The moment you have been waiting for – time to move in!