We are here to help you get the best price for your home, in a time frame that suits you.
For us, it's all about the service we provide, good communication, and keeping things simple. In fact, customer service and maximizing the sale price is at the heart of everything we do. We believe if we get this right, your sale will progress smoothly to successful completion.
We also listen carefully to your requirements. We find out exactly what you want and need, then offer sound and well-informed advice to help you achieve it. We provide the best possible marketing coverage and creative marketing solutions, to get you the best possible price.
When is the best time to market my property?
We can find a buyer for your home at any time of the year, and there is no part of the year better than any other for selling.
People are always moving, getting married, getting divorced, and changing new jobs or circumstances. There are hundreds of reasons people move, and we are well positioned to sell your property at any time.
How long will it take to sell my property?
On average properties are sold within a 6-12 week period. Bear in mind that this does vary from one property to another. If you have a particular timeframe in mind, for example, 2 weeks or 10 weeks because of another property or job commitment, we will always do our best to pull out the stops to ensure it's sold in your required timeframe. We are always needing more properties of any type, as we have a waiting list of actively searching buyers.
How should I prepare my property for sale?
Preparing your home for sale is one of the things we can advise on, and below we illustrate some of the key things that have worked well for us in the past.
First impressions are very important. Stand at the front of your property and view it with a fresh eye. If you have a front garden or driveway, make sure the grass is cut, and any rubbish or bins are removed. If the drive is not large consider parking your car elsewhere to give more of an impression of space. If you do not have flowers planted, it may be worth buying and planting a few to provide a splash of color.
If you are moving, it would rarely make sense to spend much money on improving your property just to sell. Better to save it for your new home. It would however be sensible to carry out any small repairs that may be required, to give the impression that the property has been well maintained. If any rooms need decorating, choose a light and neutral color, which would appeal to a wider range of purchasers.
Make sure your property is warm and well-lit when you are expecting viewers, as this will make it feel more homely. During a viewing, don't rush the process, and remember that there is no need to talk all the time. Give them time to think and get the feel of the place, and imagine the property as their own. For most purchasers, the property has to feel right, as well as meet their preconceived specifications.
Ensure your property is spotlessly clean:
Clean, clean, clean! We know it's obvious but it really works. Make sure the kitchens, bathrooms, and every visible part of the house are absolutely spotless. Potential buyers like to envisage themselves in your house, and ensuring there is no dust, dirt or stains around will help get the best offer. If you've already moved out or if you're too busy to stay on top of things, consider hiring a cleaning service to stop by every
couple of weeks.
Clear out the clutter and personal possessions:
You want buyers to focus on how awesome your property is, not how messy it looks. Get rid of the shoes, old tables, and second-hand furniture and tidy up each room to leave a clean, sparkling free and open space for visitors to imaging living in. Any of your personal possessions that you can do without for the time of marketing, should be put away leaving bare, straight, uninterrupted surfaces that provide the feeling of space. Particularly ornaments, souvenirs, and family photos. Although personal to you, they are not to the viewer, and clear shelves and space can improve the overall feel of the rooms.
Bring nature inside:
Ensure that you have some newly purchased and suitably sized plants around the house, if possible with flowers. Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into a space, fill in empty corners, and even draw attention to features you want buyers to notice. Just make sure the plants are in good health (and bug-free!).
Take notice of any post-viewing feedback we may provide. If several viewers have the same comments, it makes sense if possible to do something about it.
Selling your Property
As it is probably your most valuable asset, when it comes to selling your property or home, an agent with considerable local knowledge and experience is essential. As such, we are fully committed to providing you with top-quality service and ensuring that things move along as swiftly and smoothly as possible.
What is my property worth?
If you're thinking of selling your property, your main interest is likely to be what it's worth. To find out, contact us and we will be in touch shortly to arrange an appointment. For your information, below is our brief guide to the selling process. We will be delighted to provide more detailed information if required.
One of our sales team will visit your property to determine its market value, discuss a marketing strategy, and explain our fees and terms of business.
Prepare your property for viewings
Presenting your property in its best possible condition will assist greatly in achieving a speedy sale at a market price. Good first impressions are all important.
Marketing your property
Once we have obtained relevant details and taken pictures of your property, we will prepare marketing material and request your approval. We would usually then market your property on our website, on social media, and by telephone and mail to suitable waiting purchasers on our books.
Ordinarily, a member of our sales team would meet prospective purchasers at your property and show them around.
All offers received will be notified to you both by telephone and in writing. As part of our service, we will, if necessary negotiate between yourself and the purchaser to arrive at a mutually agreed sale price.
Progressing the sale
As part of our service, during these processes, we will keep in regular contact with all parties, ensuring that any queries are ironed out, and generally work towards keeping the wheels turning towards a smooth completion.
Promise of sale
While signing the Promise of Sale, the purchaser has to pay a deposit usually 10% of the sale price. At this point, a date for completion will be agreed upon. Completion takes place when the balance of the purchase price is received.