Information for Sellers
If you’ve put your house on the market, don’t read this – it will break your heart!
Not all Estate agents are the same. Here are six critical qualities you should expect from the best companies in the UK – including Bolton
You should not have to pay a fortune. Even the most experienced, specialist estate agents will offer you competitive prices and value for money. In fact, you can often get lower prices from the best companies because they have a better success rate at selling and renting than the ‘Average estate agent’.
Accurately valuing properties for sale is a skilled – actually highly skilled – job. Look for a company with its own market valuation team, who have many years experience and expertise valuing a wide variety of different properties.
Choose a company that offers you a complete, start-to-finish service – certificates, valuation, marketing, negotiation, mortgages and conveyancing – and manage your whole home move. You do not want lots of different companies doing various parts of your home move. Expect your Estate agent to do everything – you’ll get a far better, more reliable job, and you only ever have to communicate with one person.
Ask for and expect free clear marketing materials. You should be offered unlimited alterations until your marketing material is exactly how you want it, right down to every detail.
You should be offered a no quibble guarantee of the best service levels at all times. You should never use a company that isn’t prepared to put its money where its mouth is. They should be fully prepared to guarantee their work.
The best companies advertise on a minimum of six specialist property websites which should include Rightmove, Zoopla, Findaproperty, Primelocation and Globrix.
A company you can trust
Adore Properties are one of the best, meticulous and skilled estate agents in the area.
We really take an interest in your property and needs, and put an awful lot of care and attention into successfully selling your property.
We have a large range of free services you can choose from – all from regulated and accredited professionals. Providing the best range of services we’ve seen in the UK.
Selling your property is a big thing – getting the best service and results is important. Our company is impressive. We discuss every detail with you – and care about your property sale – as if we were doing it for one of our best friends.
We really do care that much about your home.
We are prepared give you a 100% guarantee on ALL your sale needs
Luckily, little ever goes wrong because our staff are amongst the best and most knowledgeable negotiators in the area.
Peter says, “We put our money where our mouth is! If anything at all is not 100% right for our clients, we make it a priority to correct it immediately. We promise the best deals in property sales and lettings, and we make sure that promise is lived up to.”
If you’re thinking of selling your property, call adore properties now.
Ask us to come and give a free valuation, then give you written quotation completely FREE of charge, and without obligation.
Prior to the marketing of your property an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must be in place or have been ordered, we will be able to check and advise you at your valuation appointment whether an EPC already exists for the property, if you wish to order the EPC from ourselves this will cost £108.
When an offer is accepted for the sale of a property what happens?
The conveyancing process begins. The sellers conveyancer, whether they are a solicitor, licensed conveyancer or other conveyancing professional, provides a contract and a copy of the title deeds to the buyer’s conveyancer.
The seller is asked to complete Law Society forms giving information regarding their use and occupation of the property. The Property Information Form asks questions regarding boundaries, disputes with neighbours, details of work completed on the house, central heating, flooding etc whilst the Fittings and Contents Form asks for a detailed inventory of the items the seller will be leaving behind for the benefit of the buyer.
The buyer’s conveyancer considers this information and advises the buyer accordingly. They also instruct necessary searches against the property, usually a regulated local authority search, environmental search, mining search and drainage search. The local search reveals information held by the local authority relating to the property, including planning, environmental health, road maintenance, tree preservation orders etc. The environmental search identifies potentially contaminative risks, the mining search identifies past, present or future mining issues and recorded claims, the drainage search checks for connection to sewers and sewers within the property boundary.
The buyer’s conveyancer may raise queries with regards to the title and the other information provided which the seller’s representative, with the assistance of the seller, answers as quickly as possible. In the meantime, the buyer is progressing their mortgage application which is hopefully received around this time. In general, the reason for any delay in a conveyancing transaction is the issue of the buyer’s mortgage offer. The banks and building societies have become much more controlled as to their lending policies and investigate potential borrowers very closely.
Once all of the buyer’s queries have been satisfactorily answered and the mortgage offer is in place, both parties sign the contract and the buyer pays a 10% deposit. A completion or moving date is agreed and only at this time are the conveyancers of the seller and buyer able to exchange contracts – it is now legally binding for the seller and the buyer to proceed with the house sale and purchase. Up to this point, either the seller or the buyer could have withdrawn from the transaction. The buyer must have their buildings insurance in place as risk passes with the contract exchange.