Selling Tips

Here are some quick answers to questions we often get asked, but feel free to call us with any others…

Every instruction is different and our fees are tailored accordingly. We do not boast to be the cheapest agent, but are mindful of the competitive market within which we operate.

No. Whilst we are keen to promote our business and gain new instructions, we consider it important to deal with all potential clients in confidence.

No. However, from our experience a board can help generate local interest and aid potential purchasers in finding your property.

You only need to pay us once the property sale has legally completed. Our invoice will be settled by your solicitor from the sale proceeds.

There are advantages and disadvantages to selling within any season of the year. What is most important is that the time is right for you. We will advise you at the time of our visit of any work that we think you should consider completing before marketing commences.

We will accompany all viewings and provide feedback as soon as practically possible. It is important that you are aware of people's comments and thoughts. Keys will never be given to potential purchasers and where we hold keys for a property they are coded and securely stored within our offices.

We have been working with local solicitors for many years and can seek estimates for you in advance of an offer being accepted. It is always a good idea to instruct a solicitor before a sale has been agreed to save time later.

You only need to pay Stamp Duty on the property you purchase.

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This depends on the complexity of the chain both above and below but generally it takes between 2 - 3 months.

In most cases there is a period of negotiation between the seller and the purchaser facilitated by the a member of our experienced staff. A price that each party is willing to accept is agreed but you are under no obligation to accept an offer if you are unhappy to do so.

Once everybody in the chain has received their mortgage offers, satisfactory replies to enquiries and all other associated convenyancing paperwork an exchange of contracts is effected. This is the point that the sale is legally binding and deposits are paid between solicitors. A date is also set for Completion, which is when you receive the keys to your new home.

This is the day that the solicitors transfer monies between buyers and sellers within the chain. You will have moved your belongings and any rubbish from the property in readiness of a phone call to say that the property has been sold – this usually happens sometime between late morning and the middle of the afternoon.

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