Selling your property guide
Navigating the process of selling your house can be an overwhelming endeavour, which is why we've thoughtfully broken it down into a step-by-step guide, designed to help you achieve the best price for your property and simplify the selling process.
Prepare your home for the market
Effortlessly enhance the appeal of your property by addressing any issues that might deter potential buyers. Additionally, obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for your property, which remains valid for ten years, is essential.
Choose the perfect estate agent
Choosing the right estate agent plays a significant role in your property-selling journey. Chartwell is a top contender worth considering, given our valuable experience and in-depth understanding of the local market. We take pride in offering excellent customer service, ensuring a seamless and stress-free home-selling process for you. Alongside our credentials, consider factors such as the agent's marketing strategies and google reviews. Don't hesitate to seek recommendations from friends and family about their experiences with estate agents to aid in your decision-making process.
Ready yourself for viewings
Ensure your property is always clean and clutter-free, anticipating impromptu viewings. Utilize scented candles and open windows to maintain a fresh atmosphere. If you're present during viewings, offer insights that highlight the uniqueness of your property.
Receive and evaluate offers
Your estate agent will present you with offers from potential buyers. In the case of competing bids, assess your priorities and timeline alongside the value of each offer. Chain- free, first-time property buyers, and cash buyers can expedite the process and save you time and money.
Accept an offer
Once you've chosen a suitable offer, your estate agent will liaise with your solicitor to initiate the sales process. The buyer's lender will conduct a valuation of the property for the mortgage offer and may arrange a survey or homebuyer report.
At this stage, your property solicitor will exchange contracts with the buyer's solicitor, legally binding the sale and securing a non-returnable deposit. Please be aware that withdrawing from the deal after this point may result in penalties.
Upon receiving the final payment, the property will be transferred to the new owners. Prior to completion day, ensure your belongings are removed, leaving the property ready for the new occupants. Completion typically occurs on a weekday to facilitate smooth processing by solicitors and banks. Selling a property, especially within a chain, can be challenging, so take a moment to acknowledge your success in accomplishing a fruitful sale.
Seamless and productive
Our team is committed to ensuring your experience is seamless and productive. Contact us today for any inquiries or concerns. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we look forward to assisting you in any way we can.Get in Touch