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SELLING

A Guide to Selling

Many sellers consider moving house to be a frustrating and emotional period in their lives due to all the red tape which goes along with selling and buying. If you choose the right agent who has the professional staff within their organisation able to guide you through the various steps prior to moving, then the whole transaction should be completed with the minimum of inconvenience to you and your family. We can offer this service.

Sellers take different views on how to sell a house. In our experience, those who participate in the sale and work alongside the agent generally end up not only obtaining the best price but enjoying the whole experience. There is no magic about selling, but there are tried and tested methods which have stood the test of time, although some minor adjustments may be necessary to suit individual needs.

The First Step

Contact us to arrange a market appraisal. We will come to your home and advise on price, a suggested marketing price and any improvements which may be required to obtain its maximum value.

The costs involved with moving:

We will explain the financial costs involved to give you an idea of your total outlay. This will not only include our fees, but all other expenses you are likely to incur. (See Guide to Buying on our site.)

Marketing your home

Following our initial visit we will write to you confirming the asking price and setting out our fees and terms of business. Providing you are happy with its content and you wish to offer your property for sale, we will revisit your home to carry out the following:-

   i. Measure up and take down details,
   ii. Take photographs as necessary. This may mean internal photographs
   iii. Erect a "For Sale" board with your approval,
   iv. Complete any necessary paperwork relevant to your sale
   v. Establish your preferred times to arrange viewings, usually accompanied by a member of staff
    vi. Finalise any last minute queries.

All sellers will have to comply with money laundering regulations as laid down in the act of 2004, and this will involve all owners producing identification documents and or proof of ownership prior to the property being marketed

What next

We will advise on the next steps to be taken which will hopefully lead to a successful sale. During this period we suggest you start to look around to see what properties are available in the area you wish to live, at the same time compare prices. Feel free to talk to us for advice.

Agreeing a sale

Buyers submit offers in different ways, be it verbally, by letter or e-mail. All offers, no matter how low, will be passed on to you. Once you have an offer which is acceptable we will instruct the solicitors acting on both sides.

If the buyer requires a mortgage he/she should then complete the necessary paperwork so that the lender can take up references and instruct their surveyor to inspect the property. (Where the buyer is paying we will need to see some proof of available funds.)

Once the survey has been completed, a mortgage offer should be available to your buyer within 5 to 10 days. Providing no further reports are required.

Exchange of contracts and completion

Your solicitor having done all the necessary paperwork should now be in a position to exchange contracts on your home. Your buyer will sign their half of the contract and pay a deposit, normally 10% of the purchase price. You, the sellers, will sign your half and the solicitors then carry out an "exchange" of contracts. At this point a completion date agreeable to both parties is fixed, normally a date within 28 days. On the day of completion, the balance of monies are paid over and you move into your new home. Keys are generally handed to the selling agents when vacating and will be given to the new owners once all monies have been paid.

Over the years the company has enjoyed an excellent reputation due to unbiased professional advice, helpfulness of the staff and their ability to solve problems.

We are able to offer a FREE MARKET APPRAISAL OF YOUR HOME; a service which will include advice on up-to-date market conditions and recommendations as to how your property should be marketed and sold.

There is no charge for this service!

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Brooklands basic tips for sellers 

An estimated 50% of all home buying decisions are made before the buyer has walked through the front door.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR GARDEN

A day spent tidying up the garden could save you weeks of waiting for the buyer. No need to get TV's Ground Force team in, just mow the lawn, weed the borders and possibly plant a few neat shrubs.

BRIGHT THINKING

Sparkling windows, as much natural light as possible and fresh flowers or smart plants will help every room to express its full potential- especially conservatories.

SPACE -THE FINAL FRONTIER

Any room can be made to seem more spacious by removing clutter and repositioning mirrors to reflect as much light as possible.

KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS ARE KEY ROOMS

A bright, clean, user-friendly kitchen is truly appetising to most buyers. As is a bathroom that looks inviting, hygienic and uncluttered.

AN ENTRANCING ENTRANCE

The Hallway is sure to be the first room any visitor sees, so make it as welcoming as possible. Keep the decor light and simple. Use plants and flowers to create a fresh scent as well as a homely feel.

ENHANCE YOUR MOST ATTRACTIVE FEATURES

If you have a fine fireplace for instance, make it the focus of the room and complement it with a well chosen picture or mirrors. Always remember you are trying to appeal to the widest possible audience.