Sellers Guide

Accurate Valuation

The first step to selling your property is getting it valued, the aim should be to sell it at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. We will advise you of an upper and lower price level, which normally allows some latitude for negotiation.

To arrange a free valuation carried out by experienced people with good local knowledge please complete the property valuation request form, email us or contact us by phone.

Instructing A Solicitor

We would recommend that you instruct a solicitor at the start of marketing to avoid delays once a sale has been agreed. The success of a purchase can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor.

We are happy to advise you on tried and tested local solicitors.

Presenting Your Property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale.

Below are some tips on making your property appeal to the widest market:

  • Fresh decorations light colours, such as white or off white are generally preferred.
  • Garden should be left neat, well maintained, without any discarded items littering them and any lawns should be cut.
  • Personal possessions, ornaments, pictures, books etc. should be removed from the premises, especially those which are of real or sentimental value.
  • Sealant and grouting should be clean, cupboard hinges sound and work surfaces in good order. Any mould issues or minor issues can really effect a prospective buyer's decision to rent the property.
  • Double glazing, an efficient Central heating system and plenty of hot water is preferable amongst prospective buyers.
  • Keep the windows clean, inside and out. Dirty windows and grubby net curtains exclude light and gives a depressing and uncared-for impression.
  • Keep clean all kitchen appliances including hob, grill, oven, microwave, shelving, rubber seals, dishwasher, extractor hood, fridge and freezer.
  • Any thing damaged with the property you should try your best to find and fix the damage.
  • Ensure that all rooms are unlocked and accessible.
  • Ensure the television is off.
  • Make sure the property is vacuumed and tidy.
  • If viewing at night time, ensure all bulbs and lights are working.
  • If viewing in daytime, ensure all curtains and blinds are fully open to allow in maximum daylight. If the day is dull, turn on the lights.

Marketing Your Property

As soon as you have decided to appoint us as your agent, we arrange an appointment to visit your property in order to take some internal and external photographs. From then on your property will be marketed in the followings ways.

  • Advertising and marketing your property on our state of the art website.
  • UK's leading property portals.
  • Emailing and SMS message details to all potential applicants.
  • Newspaper advertising where appropriate.

Accompanied Viewings

We will happily accompany viewing appointments ensuring we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary. Having access to your property at short notice is important in order for us to show your property to prospective purchasers as soon as they contact us / walk into the office with an interest in viewing your property. Accompanied viewings mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property.

Receiving An Offer

As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.

We can request the buyers to provide proof of their ability to proceed. For example by providing proof of cash funds or evidence of their mortgage agreed in principle. It is then your decision whether to accept the offer.

Until the contracts are signed and exchanged there are no legal obligations.

Agree To An Offer

Once you accept an offer we will prepare a memorandum of sale which is sent to all parties including your solicitor and the purchasers solicitor confirming the agreed price and any special conditions.

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

Until the contracts are signed and exchanged there are no legal obligations.

Exchange Of Contracts

Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

  • Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract.
  • Evidence of a good title
  • Specific issues highlighted in the lease, if applicable.
  • Local search queries.
  • Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale.
  • The buyer's mortgage offer.

You can only exchange once your buyer has paid a cleared deposit (usually 10% of the sale price) to their solicitors account. Your solicitor will inform you when contracts have been exchanged and then will inform us. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement and is contractually binding.


Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account. This final stage of the sale normally happens two or four weeks following exchange.

Your solicitor will contact you and us when the money has cleared in their account and we will then release keys to your buyer.

Congratulations, your property is now sold!

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