Sellers: When should I instruct my solicitor?
It is advisable to instruct your solicitor the moment you place your property on the market to allow them time to prepare the paperwork in advance of an offer being received.
Sellers: How do you qualify a potential buyer and make sure that they have the funds to proceed?
Any potential buyer will be required for proof of deposit and/or proof of cash along with a copy of their mortgage agreement in principle at the point of making an offer. If a buyer has yet to secure a mortgage in principle they will be required to be qualified by our in-house financial advisers.
Sellers: Do you accompany all viewings?
Yes, we attend all viewings within our opening hours. In our experience, buyers feel most comfortable when viewing with the agent and not with the seller.
Sellers: How many viewings should I expect?
This depends on many factors but a typical number could be 10- 15 viewings per week. Being as open and flexible to viewings is the key to ensuring you have as much opportunity as possible to find a potential buyer.
Sellers: Do I have to have a board outside my property?
We recommend you do as around 1 in 5 inquiries come from ‘For Sale’ boards, however this is up to you.
Sellers: Where will you advertise my property?
For online coverage we use all of the major property portals, our own website and social media. Additionally, we always display our clients’ properties 24/7 within our office where we have a lot of walk in clients.
Sellers: How much are your fees?
Our fees vary depending on the type of property, market conditions and the sellers’ timescales. Once we have carried out a valuation in person, we will be happy to discuss our fee structure.
Buyers: How quickly can my purchase exchange contracts?
This depends on many factors, but 4 -12 weeks is typical. We will discuss this extensively with you to try and meet your timeframe with any prospective seller and get this confirmed at the point a sale is being agreed. Factors such as instructing your solicitor and mortgage provider at the earliest opportunity can make a big difference in time it takes.
Buyers: What legal proceedings are involved?
Once a sale has been agreed you will need a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side of everything. We strongly advise you to get someone you can trust who will work with all parties involved to ensure the process is as smooth and stress free as possible.