ESTATE AGENTS & SURVEYORS

 

With our wealth of knowledge and experience, Belmonts will guide you every step of the way

 

Selling a property can be a complicated process but with our knowledge and experience we can guide you every step of the way. Our aim is not only to maximise the value of your property but also to ensure that everything goes fast and smoothly.

First step to selling is to finding out how much your property is actually worth. When calculating the selling price a number of variables are taken into account, such as whether it is a freehold or leasehold, how long the lease is, the condition of the property and the location. Our valuation will be an honest assessment of the best price that can be achieved in the current market as it is important to set a realistic selling price. If the price is too high and the marketing campaign is unsuccessful, after the property is re-offered at a lowered price it might be seen as tarnished. And if the price is too low – we will not be getting the best deal for you.

The next step is to select a marketing strategy. We will help you choose the strategy those works best for you and is tailored to your individual needs. It might include a full coverage on our website and portals such as Zoopla.com, advertising in the press and preparing some additional materials, such as property brochures. We will also advertise your property to a number of our existing clients; this method although not the most dazzling one, often proves to be the fastest and most effective way of finding the right buyer.

The next step is to prepare your property for viewings. It is an important stage as it will not only ensure your property is sold faster, but could potentially add thousands of pounds to its value. We will be happy to give you some tips on how to make your property more attractive to buyers and since it is our job to make sure the whole process is speedy and effective we will screen potential candidates to deter the time wasters.

Once you have found a buyer and are ready to proceed you will need to appoint a solicitor or conveyancer (it is advisable to have the right professional at this stage). Your conveyancer will then prepare the contract and all the necessary documentation in order to transfer the ownership of the property to the buyer. The buyer’s solicitor will then check the documents thoroughly. As soon as both parties agree on the contract terms they will exchange the signed documents and funds will be transferred through the conveyancers. The entire process could take at least 4-6 weeks. Our agent will guide you through every step to make sure all is done smoothly.

Costs of selling a property vary and depend on many factors.

You will need to take into account the following expenses:


•    Agent’s Fees
•    Conveyancer’s fees
•    Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) costs
•    Removal costs