We all need a little refresher sometimes. So our simple guide to selling your property gives you the essential information in a quick and easy format. Find out what order you need to complete your tasks and what to expect from your buyer, agent and solicitors as you sell.
Instructing and Marketing
First up, you need to instruct the estate agent, giving them permission to proceed and value your property. They’ll help you market your home using a combination of photography, videos, floorplans and written material which they can share with potential buyers. At Bentley Hurst, we create 3D professional photography, virtual walkthroughs and social media boosting, too. Your property will be in the shop window, the website, as well as on popular listings sites like Zoopla and Rightmove.
Viewings and Offers
Buyers will enjoy seeing your property looking at its best, and we can help you as you prepare it for viewings and photos. Once you’re ready, we can start to show interested buyers around in person. Our comprehensive marketing with video and 3D means that buyers tend to be more committed when they arrive in person. When they make an offer, we’ll make sure it’s a sensible one and can be backed up financially before presenting it to you with our informed advice.
Once you accept an offer, we will send the paperwork to your conveyancer to begin the sale process. We stay in touch with you and your buyer, making sure your sale maintains a healthy momentum. We can also recommend working with one of our network of property solicitors and conveyancing firms to guarantee seamless service.
Exchange and Completion
If the solicitors are satisfied, then you can move ahead with the exchange of contracts, releasing your deposit and activating the buyer’s mortgage offer. From there, things can move quickly: you can set a preferred date with the seller, and on moving day, you can complete the purchase when the buyer’s solicitors release the remainder of the sales price to your solicitor’s account. Congratulations!