Selling Process


Selling Process

Market Appraisal

Call us or Visit one of our offices to arrange for one of our experienced members of staff to inspect your property and discuss current market conditions with you. We will recommend an asking price and propose a marketing strategy to suit your individual requirements.

Instruction to Market and Sell Your Property

We will prepare a professionally printed brochure including photographs, floor plans and window cards. We will agree what asking price you wish us to quote and suggest that you appoint a solicitor to apply for the deeds at this stage. Existing mortgage holders should speak to their financial advisor to establish if there are any unexpected penalties for selling at this stage.

Viewings

You decide whether you want us to only show your property when you are there or give us keys to accompany prospective purchasers whilst you are out.

Receiving An Offer

You will be notified verbally and in writing as soon as any offer is received. It is our job to gather as much information as we can on the position of the prospective purchaser including checking chains and confirming their financial position. After discussing these with you we go back with your response.

Sale Agreed

Once the sale has been agreed and solicitors have been instructed by both seller and purchaser we will write to all parties confirming the details.

Draft Contract

Once the seller’s solicitors receive the title deeds and all supporting documents, they will prepare a draft contract and forward this with the supporting documentation to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Exchange of Contracts

Most purchasers require mortgages. When the mortgage offer has been received in written original copy and the contracts have been approved and completion date agreed, the purchaser is ready to exchange contracts with the seller. Both purchaser and seller need to sign their contracts and instruct their solicitors to proceed. The purchaser will also need to sign their mortgage offer and arrange for their deposit to be sent to their solicitor.

Completion

The completion date will be negotiated prior to exchange of contracts and finalised when exchange takes place. On completion the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to the seller’s solicitor’s account and once this has taken place, the purchaser will be given access to the property.