SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
As it is probably your most valuable asset, when it comes to selling your property or home, a local agent with considerable local knowledge and experience is essential. As such, we are fully committed to providing you with a top quality service and ensuring that things move along as swiftly and smoothly as possible. We provide our service at competitive rates not to mention we offer both traditional and innovative online methods of selling your property. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of Property Sales and we can also offer any extra or bespoke services should you require them.
What is my property worth?
If you're thinking of selling (or letting) your property, your main interest is likely to be what it's worth. To find out, simply fill in and send us the quick form on the right, and we will be in touch shortly to arrange an appointment.
For your information, this page contains our brief guide to the selling process. We will be delighted to provide more detailed information if required.
- 0.75% (no minimum or VAT!) made payable on sale of property
- £500 Upfront Fee (Non-refundable)
Why not try out our new UK wide flexible online model, get your property on Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Mouseprice and much more for a fraction of the price of your traditional High Street Agent. How can we do this? Well as a Hybrid Estate Agent we can bring you much more than your traditional Estate Agent including great flexibility on how you sell your property. As the consumer market turns to online shopping more and more it only makes sense to offer an online option to selling your home! Here's how it works; you provide us with the pictures, property description, room measurements, asking price, EPC and anything extra like a floorplan and we do the advertising for you. We will filter out and forward any relevant enquiries and you will arrange your viewings. You have full control, but we are there every step of the way to help you, getting the best of both worlds! We can negotiate offers on your behalf and on an offer accepted, we will send the paperwork to your chosen solicitor and guide you through the sale of your property with your solicitor. The fees (unless otherwise stated below) are only due on completion - no sale, no fee! If you are located in any of our local areas (Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Chester, Wrexham or Flintshire) then we can offer you extras (like a "Viewings" or "Sign Board" Add on package) just enquire for more details.
- Basic Package = £250 Paid on Completion (Zoopla, Primelocation, Mouseprice, our website and basic social media)
- Social Media Campaign Add on = £50+ Upfront non-refundable Fee (Choose your fee! How big a social media campaign is up to you dependant on your price!)
- Rightmove Add on = £60 Upfront non-refundable Fee
- Rightmove Only Package = £200 Upfront non-refundable Fee (Rightmove advertising only)
- Bespoke Quote Package = If you would like a bespoke quote to your requirements then please ask we would be happy to help.
Sell your property with 0% sales or auction fees to pay!
The buyer must pay a non-refunable reservation fee, this is were we get our commission from and it means that the buyer is financially committed to purchasing your property on the fall of the hammer. A reserve price is agreed on the property and it cannot sell for less than this. The starting bid will be lower than the reserve price to generate interest and viewings. This service is offered UK Wide and the online auction is not unlike traditional auctions but the buyers have more opportunity to view the property before purchasing. They can also bid on your property anytime or anywhere by going online. Not to mention it is much cheaper for you selling your property as you wont have to pay expensive auction fees. If your property doesn't sell at the online auction, it will then go to live auction at a local auction house giving you another opportunity to attract buyers, all this still for 0% fees its no wonder our auction department was Gold award winners for 2016!
We have a dedicated auction department that have been running auctions for over 25 years, to find out more or to view current auction listings click here for more information.
Optional ExtrasEPC: £65
Floor Plan: £50
Professional Property Photoshoot: £50
Floor Plan & Professional Photoshoot: £75
Virtual Tour Property Video: From £150
Drone Aerial Footage and Still Photos: From £150
For any other extra services please enquire for costs.
Please note we do not charge VAT and are able to pass you this saving
The Selling Process
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. Further down this page we provide some guidance and tips on preparing and presenting your property in the best possible way.
Marketing the 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 property portal sites, in the local press, and by telephone and mail to suitable waiting purchasers on our books.
The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
Before marketing a property for sale, an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be commissioned. Please see below for more information.
Viewings can be carried out by one of our agents or yourself, dependant on circumstances and availability. This will be discussed once you have instructed us as agents.
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.
Instruct a solicitor
It is at this point that you should instruct your solicitor or conveyancer to act for you and liaise with the purchaser's solicitor. We can recommend a suitable solicitor for your needs in the local area, please ask for more details.
We will prepare a memorandum of sale, and send it to all parties concerned. Upon receipt your solicitor will prepare a draft contract and send it to the purchaser's solicitor, who will then make preliminary enquiries, conduct local and land registry searches, and once enquiries are complete, approve the draft contract.
Progressing the sale
As part of our service, during these processes we will keep in regular contact with all parties, ensure that any queries are ironed out, and generally work towards keeping the wheels turning towards a smooth completion.
Exchange of Contracts
Once the legal preliminaries are completed and paperwork prepared, and the purchaser has the necessary finance offer in place, contracts of sale are signed and exchanged, and a deposit usually 10% of the sale price is paid by the purchaser. At this point a date for completion will be agreed.
Completion of sale
Completion takes place when the balance of the purchase price is received, and ownership of the property is transferred. Keys will be handed in to our office, and then passed on the the happy purchaser.
Energy Performance Certificates For Sale Properties (EPCs)
Before marketing a property for sale, you must commission an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). An EPC tells you and the prospective buyer how energy efficient your property is, the impact the property has on the environment, and includes recommendations on ways to improve the property's energy efficiency. You can start marketing your property before the EPC is ready, but it must be made available and added to all marketing material within 28 days. It normally takes two to three days for an EPC to be delivered once you've placed the order. EPCs can only be produced by accredited Domestic Energy Assessors and we can organise this for you at discounted rates, please enquire for more details.
Preparing your property for market
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, any rubbish or bins are removed, borders are weed free, shrubs are trimmed, and the porch is cobweb free. If the drive is not large consider parking your car elsewhere to give more of an impression of space. If it's spring or summer and you have no flowers planted, it may be worth buying and planting a few to provide a splash of colour.
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 colour, which would appeal to a wider range of purchasers.
For viewings, all rooms should of course be tidy, clean and uncluttered, but bathrooms and kitchens should be spotlessly clean. A spray of scent or a fragrance in the bathroom shortly before a viewing can make it seem more attractive. In the kitchen, the aroma of percolating coffee is guaranteed to enhance the general impression of homeliness.
Have carpets and curtains cleaned if necessary. If you are a dog owner, remember that not everyone is a pet lover, so have someone take the dog/s for a walk during viewings.
Create a feeling of space in your property by removing any unnecessary furniture if possible, and tidy away clutter. Put away personal items such as 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.
Make sure your property is warm and well lit when you are expecting viewers, as this will make it feel more homely. If carrying out the viewing yourself, take your time, 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.
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.
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