The first step is to obtain an accurate valuation of your home. One of our local professional estate agents will visit your home, at a time that suits you.
To conduct an assessment, our agents will take into account various factors concerning the condition of the property and include local market forces, selling activity and demand in the area.
After an inspection has been made, your agent will advise you on the most appropriate marketing strategy. The agent will also be able to make a realistic judgement on the best possible price you can expect to attract.
A valuation from us is a free, no obligation service, and will usually last between 30 to 60 minutes.
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Choose a reputable local estate agent who has the skills to market your property and make the most of its potential. The agent will then arrange for photos of your property to be taken in order to maximise its attraction.
An agent will understand how to highlight the property’s selling points with a dedicated marketing campaign, keeping the property's profitability in mind throughout.
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First impressions really do count, and it’s well worth doing some preparation in advance to maximise the opportunity to showcase your home. Start by attending to minor defects with some simple DIY, a lick of paint, moving furniture around and removing clutter to give the illusion of more space.
Presentation is critical in attracting interest from the moment potential buyers see the photographs online to achieving a successful sale; if they feel your home may suit their needs, they will want to view the property. This is your big chance for them to really get a feel for living in your home.
However well you know your own property, it’s advisable to leave viewings to a professional estate agent to handle. An experienced agent who conducts viewings every day, with prior knowledge of what each particular buyer wants, will expertly handle any questions. He will also know the locality so important questions about schools, churches or transport connections can be swiftly answered.
Discuss the optimum times which suit your lifestyle for appointments to be made, taking into account traffic, parking restrictions, children, mealtimes and seasonal light levels. Bear in mind that weekends and evenings will be the most popular viewing times.
Once you have agreed an offer and both parties are ready to proceed, you will need to instruct your solicitor or conveyancer; he or she will represent you in the sale process and act for you in handling all necessary legal communications, including sending out a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor.
We will maintain regular contact with the legal parties acting on behalf of both you and your buyer; in so doing, we can keep ahead of progress and ensure everything runs according to time schedules.
If all is in order, you will be able to agree on suitable dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and a proposed date for completion.
To complete the sale of your house, a contract will be drawn up by each of the legal representatives and signed by both parties. Local search queries will also be made. This process can vary in timescale, depending on individual circumstances. A few tips to help speed up the process:
• Make contact with a legal representative before finding a buyer as several things can be completed well in advance
• One of these is contacting your title deeds office and obtaining various necessary documents
• Have ready the Fixtures, Fittings and Contents form, together with the Sellers Property Information form.
When the contract has been signed, payment of the deposit and a mutually agreed completion date will be confirmed; the legal title will also be transferred to your buyer.
Completion occurs when the remaining balance, usually the purchase price minus the deposit, has been transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor.
When the money has cleared in your account, your solicitor will notify you, and subsequently contact us with instructions to release the keys.
The keys are then handed to your buyer and the sale is complete.
If you have any questions or would like to clarify any of these points, please contact Lifestyle Property.