Guide to Selling
When it comes to selling your property there really is a very simple timeline of events that will occur. But the most important decision you can make is picking the right Estate Agent to go with.Choosing the Right Agent
Choosing the Right Agent
There are many points to consider when deciding which estate agent to use, but as with all financial decisions cost is important. We are always upfront and transparent about our fixed fees and there are no hidden costs.
Other important areas which we focus on and are important to consider when selling a property include; local, regional and national marketing exposure, vendor contact strategy, agencies work ethics, brand and image of the agency, presentation of your property on particulars and websites, enthusiasm of agents and ability to carry out any other requirements that you might have.
Steps involved in selling your property
At Up estates we make sure we take you through the sales process with as little stress as possible and our friendly, service orientated team will guide you through every step of the way. The below list highlights the different steps along the sales process:
1. Book – Book a valuation with Up estates.
2. Valuation – Get a valuation from one of our local qualified Estate Agents, who visit with you and discuss your aims and show how Up Estates will be able to successfully market and sell your property.
3. EPC – Arrange an Energy Performance Certificate for your property.
4. Prepare – Get your property ready (with the help of our guidelines) for viewings.
5. Solicitor – Instruct a Property Lawyer or Conveyancing Solicitor.
6. Marketing – Up estates will begin marketing your property; starting with all of our registered buyers. We will then extensively market your property both locally and nationally to gain maximum exposure.
7. Viewings – Arrange viewings, accompany viewings if requested, and gain feedback.
8. Negotiate – You’ll then soon receive an offer… we will handle all negotiations and work closely with you to ensure we secure a price that you are happy with.
9. SSTC – Offer is accepted and terms of the sale agreed.
10. Solicitors – It is now all about getting to Exchange of Contracts, we work closely with you, your buyer, solicitors and other required professionals to ensure as swift of an exchange as possible.
11. Exchange contracts and complete.
How long will it take?
This obviously varies from property to property and can depend on the size of the chain, but if there are no difficulties then it is possible to exchange contracts about 4 to 6 weeks after agreeing the terms of sale. Normally the completion date is around 2 to 4 weeks after the exchange of contracts.