How to sell your house
Our eight steps for successfully selling your property
1. Obtain an accurate valuation – You obviously will wish to sell your property at the best possible price and in the time frame that suits you. We have an unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area, understand the current market conditions and trends and will advise on the best approach to maximise a successful sale.
2. Selecting your estate agent - Consider their presence, track record and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.
There is an increasingly complex amount of legislative compliance that needs to be dealt with when selling a property. Your Victorstone representative will explain everything to you and make the while process as simple and straightforward as possible.
3. Instructing a legal representative - It is important to instruct an efficient and experienced legal
Representative and ideally do so before you put your property on the market as this will help avoid delays. We will be happy to recommend a legal representative to you.
4. Presenting your property – First impressions count. Address any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, adding a fresh coat of paint where necessary, de-clutter to make rooms appear larger and de-personalise so that prospective purchasers can more readily visualise themselves living in the property.
5. Marketing your property - To find your perfect buyer, your property needs maximum exposure across a wide range of media.
When you instruct us to sell your property you will benefit from our comprehensive marketing package, including: huge exposure via our website and the major property portals, full colour property details, display in our well sited branch offices and access to our large database of prospective buyers.
In addition our membership of the Guild of Property Professionals and Relocation Agent Network gives us access to potential buyers via our vast network of partner agents.
6. Receiving an offer - As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.
Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.
Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
- Prepare a memorandum of sale
- Undertake due diligence checks on the buyer for Money Laundering compliance
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
Your legal representative will send out a draft contract to the buyer's legal representative who will then carry out enquiries before contract.
We will proactively manage the progress of your sale, advising you and negotiating on your behalf throughout the process. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
7. Exchange of contracts - Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
- Purchasers enquiries before contract following receipt of draft contract
- Evidence of a good title
- Specific issues highlighted in a Lease (if applicable)
- Local and other searches
- Any fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
- The buyer's mortgage offer (if required)
Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit will be transferred electronically or paid by banker's draft by the buyer's legal representative to your legal representative. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
8. Completion - Completion is when the residual monies are transferred from the buyer's legal representative to your legal representative's account.
Once the money has cleared in your legal representative’s account we will be able to release the keys to your purchaser.