Selling your home may be the biggest financial decision of your life, but with our help it needn’t be a daunting process. Whether it’s your first time selling or you are well used to the property market, our useful guide to selling your property will help your sale go as smooth as possible.
Step 01: Getting an accurate Valuation
Getting an accurate and realistic valuation of your property is vital in order to get the selling process off to a good start.
With over 18 years’ experience, our team has developed an intimate knowledge of property valuations in the Catterick and the surrounding areas. We offer a free, no obligation and honest assessment of your home’s value, ensuring you achieve the best price possible. Book your valuation here.
Step 02: Choosing an Estate Agent
After valuing your property you will need to appoint an estate agent who can ensure the rest of the selling process is smooth and successful.
The agent should be able to offer comprehensive advice on every detail of the selling process from solicitors to removal firms. Who will they show your property to? Are they members of professional bodies? And most importantly, do they instil confidence in prospective buyers?
Step 03: Presenting your property
First impressions do count. To achieve the best possible price, it is vital that your property is looking its best. Time spent tidying, de-cluttering, fixing niggling problems and even adding a touch of fresh paint can result in significant returns. We can visit your property to offer specific advice on how best to show off your property.
Step 04: Marketing your property
Once your property is looking its best it’s time to use an effective marketing strategy to find your perfect buyer.
We make use of the latest professional photography equipment and techniques to showcase your property in the highest standard possible. Virtual and video tours are also available.
Your property will feature on our website, Onthemarket.com, and Rightmove, as well as shared in the local papers and across our established social media presence.
We are in constant communication with our prospective buyers, ensuring your property gets the right exposure to the right people.
Step 05: Viewings
With our knowledge and experience of the property market in Catterick and surrounding areas, we can help you to understand what buyers are looking for in the area. This is vital in order to match your property’s features to the buyer’s specific requirements. We accompany all viewings as part of our standard service, giving you peace of mind throughout the whole process.
Step 06: Receiving an offer
As soon as you receive an offer we will contact you right away.
We are ready to help and guide you when negotiations begin and are always on hand to supply updates, help and advice 7 days a week.
Step 07: Agreement of sale
Once you have received and accepted an offer, we will contact all parties, confirm your solicitor’s details and prepare a memorandum of sale.
A contract will then be drafted and enquiries carried out on behalf of the buyer. We will be at hand to aid in negotiations and offer advice throughout.
Step 08: Conveyancing
This is the process of legal transfer of property from seller to buyer.
Your solicitor will send your contract to the buyer’s solicitor, discuss dates for exchanging contracts, and propose a date for completion of sale.
Our sales team’s expertise will enable us to deal with any issues early on and answer any questions that arise throughout the process.
Step 09: Start thinking about moving out
It’s time to start thinking about moving out – start researching removal quotes, as this needs to be done at the point of agreed sale.
After all enquiries are completed and contracts agreed, both parties sign and a deposit is agreed to be paid by the buyer. It is only after the contracts have been exchanged and signed that the sale becomes legally binding.
Step 10: Completion
On the completion date, you will move out of your property. The transfer of monies is exchanged between solicitors, including fees and any mortgage requirements.
Your solicitor will then instruct you to release the keys once the money has cleared.
Time to celebrate as your property is officially sold.
For more detail on the sales transaction process please call our office on 01748 834373