HomeSelling

People have different reasons for selling, from disposing of an investment property to simply moving home. But are aim to get you the best price in the shortest time possible. 

Prepare to sell

Once you have decided to sell up, think about what you want to include in the sale. Normally, fixtures and fittings such as fitted storage heaters are included in the price but other moveable things can be up for negotiation.

How much is your house worth?

See our free instant online valuation tool to get an estimate value. You can get in contact with us to arrange a free valuation. 

Viewings

You need to get your home ready for viewings and give your house the best chance of selling. First impressions count so put yourself in the buyers' shoes and think about how you can enhance your property's draw.

We usually accompany the viewings, so you don’t need to be there. however sometimes the prospective buyer find it reassuring to meet the owner to answer any questions regarding the property.

Offer accepted 

You will need to employ either a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer as the process is very time consuming and complex. We can put you in touch with a conveyancer.

In England and Wales, Exchange of Contracts is the last stage of the legal process after which a buyer cannot pull out (without losing their deposit).

A date for completion is usually set for at least two weeks after the exchange date, giving you time to arrange removals. Your conveyancer will call your agent to tell them when the buyer's money has arrived so they can give the keys to the new owner.

Check the conveyancer's completion statement carefully - it should reflect the original quotation.

Preparing for moving day

Here are some tips to make moving day as smooth as possible:

Use a good removal firm - seek recommendations from friends or get removal quotes. Tip - Look for members of the British Association of Removers who operate a strict code of conduct.

If possible, try to stagger moving days so you don't have to do everything all in one day.

  • This can also give you time to do any essential work to the new property such as carpet cleaning or any decorating that needs to be done before all your belongings arrive.
  • Try to avoid Mondays and Fridays which are the busiest days on the roads.
  • Save time and cost by doing some of the packing yourself.
  • Check out the best value utility contracts for your new property well in advance and read the meters in both properties on moving day.
  • Redirect post well beforehand - this is especially essential to protect yourself from identity theft
  • If your new place has any appliances left behind, download the instruction manuals from the manufacturer's website.

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