Your aim is to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest time-frame. Our expert valuations are based on what's been selling recently in your area, the market conditions and finally what buyers are prepared to pay.
Selecting the right Estate Agent
When choosing an estate agent consider their opening hours, when will they be able to conduct viewings or be available to discuss your home with potential applicants or solve any issues that may occur when selling your home. Most agents advertise in the same place but not all are available when you or the buyer need them most. You should also check if your agent will organise your government required Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? NewHome4U will arrange this for you as part of your package, unless you say different but you must commission an EPC before your property can be marketed. We find it's one less thing you need to worry about.
Instructing a Solicitor
The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your home on the market as this will avoid delay when a sale is made.
NewHome4U can offer recommendations if required
Presenting your Home
First impressions count, so making the presentation of your property is critical to a successful sale. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary. Try to declutter as this makes rooms appear larger and they photograph much better.
Marketing your Property
Finding your perfect buyer is achieved through giving your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media. We also contact every suitable prospective buyer that has registered their details with us and talk them through your property the moment that we are instructed, sometimes selling your home before details have even been printed.
Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your home - 45% of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also means we can use our experience and expertise to help sell your property.
Receiving an Offer
As soon as an offer is received we notify you immediately by telephone and back it up in writing. Any special conditions of the offer are noted in writing and we check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.
Once you accept an offer we do the following:
Prepare a memorandum of Sale
Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price Ask for all parties solicitors details
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 a survey of your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion. We keep you advised throughout this process & there are still no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
Exchange of Contracts
Happens when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
Preliminary enquiries following receipt of a 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 buyers mortgage offer
Once contracts have been signed by both parties a deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred electronically from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. A completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Completion Is where the remaining balance is transferred to your solicitor's account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys. Your property is now SOLD!
Do you need a mortgage?
Get in touch with our in-house mortgage expert, Beth. She's incredible friendly and approachable, and most of all she can make sure you get the best mortgage possible - no matter where you buy your home. Contact Beth