1. Appoint an agent
Appointing an estate agent is the first step to selling your property. All agents offer a free valuation service. It is important that you discuss an achievable selling price with your agent so that it can attract the right buyers once marketed.
2. Marketing your property
Ensure that your estate agent markets your property to a high standard. At a minimum, this should include professional photos and floorplans along with a detailed property description.
3. Preparing your property for sale
First impressions count, we recommend that your property is clean with minimal maintenance issues, bright and clutter free.
4. Agree the sale
Your estate agent is required by law to send you all offers and will work with you to negotiate a price you are happy to accept with potential buyers.
5. Appoint a solicitor
You will need to appoint a solicitor at this stage who will oversee all legal procedures and will help to keep things moving. This is called the conveyancing process.
6. Exchange contracts
The buyer’s mortgage lender will carry out surveys on your property. After this, a completion date will be set. Your estate agent should be on hand to speed up the sales progression process. Once contracts are officially exchanged you are legally bound to sell the property to the buyer.
Your solicitor will contact you to confirm completion and the buyer's solicitor will transfer the remaining money due to your solicitor. You can now hand over the keys.
If you would like to discuss the selling process in more detail please contact our sales team on 0207 042 0033.