The first step in the process is obtaining an accurate valuation. To achieve this we need to consider a number of factors:
- Condition and presentation
- Comparison to similar sold properties
- Current properties you will compete with
- Current market conditions
- Your Moving timescales
As you would expect from a leading agency, we advertise all our properties on the internet, partnering with Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Findaproperty and of course, our own site along with advertising in the Property News.
Our constant marketing activity drives potential buyers to the internet where they can view extensive property details. Our prominent town centre location gives great exposure to available properties and makes it easy to keep in touch with us.
We act fast – our database of waiting buyers gets notified each time a new instruction comes on to the market.
Open House Service
‘Open House’ provides you with a great opportunity to arrange a marketing day for your home to allow prospective buyers to view the property. A strategy is developed for each individual property to ensure that key selling points are maximised during each viewing. Open Houses often create a competitive approach between buyers which can help to achieve better pricing and faster completion.
Negotiating The Best Price
Our staff are highly skilled negotiators enabling us to understand the buyer’s position while achieving the best price for your property.
Once an offer has been finalised we will inform your solicitor and appoint your own dedicated Sales Progression Advisor and we can provide trusted recommendations and competitive quotes for all conveyancing work and insurance cover (building and contents).
Once the contract has been signed by both parties, a deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred by the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account.
Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.
We understand how daunting buying a property can be and this is why we ensure we provide the best service possible to transform this stress into an exciting and memorable experience. Our buying service is designed to take you through the process step-by-step, providing a property service to suit all your needs.
We work hard to ensure that you are able to locate and purchase your dream house at a price suited to your specific budget.
We also provide top property-buying tips to provide you with some key purchasing points. Alternatively, you can scroll through our recommended properties to find the perfect home for you.
|Purchase price of property||Rate of SDLT
(percentage of the total purchase price)
|£0 – £125,000||0%|
|£125,001 – £250,000||1%|
|£250,001 – £500,000||3%|
|£500,001 – £1 million||4%|
|Over £1 million – £2 million||5%|
|Over £2 million||7%|
Before you buy, make sure you remember the following:
Be prepared to view as soon as possible – the best properties in the market generate the most interest, so don’t waste time when it comes to buying your new home.
Put yourself in a position to buy – qualify yourself for a mortgage as soon as possible. When buying a property it is worth providing your estate agent with as much information as possible, from your property being chain free to your readiness to proceed with the purchase.
Multiple viewings – try and view the property more than once at different times of the day especially at weekends, when everyone is at home and at rush hour to check how local roads may be affected by congestion. If this property is to be yours, then you need to have as much information as possible about not only the house but also the surrounding area.
Location, location, location – research the local schools, shops, parking, transport and neighbours to get a good feel of what it will be like to live there. Your dream house may not be so idyllic upon further investigation.
Don’t rule out offering the full asking price – if you find your ideal home and it is priced correctly, consider offering the full asking price to avoid losing out. By bidding correctly and accurately for your desired property you stand a much greater chance of securing the house without being outbid or rivalled.
Remember, the estate agent works for the vendor – the agent is working on behalf of the seller so be willing and eager to view properties so that you’re top of the agent’s list to call. Stay in regular contact so they are aware of your interest in their properties.
Don’t be put off by a property that is on the market at a low price compared to others in the area – in this housing market some of the best deals are sold on behalf of developers and lenders and are priced to sell quickly. These properties include some of the best value houses around, so remember to give these your consideration.
We offer financial advice through our in house Mortgage Consultants, it is our policy to always encourage our clients to take as much care over choosing their mortgage arrangements as they do choosing their new home.
Using our knowledge and understanding of the current mortgage market, as Whole of Market brokers we will aim to advise you of the most suitable mortgage scheme currently available for your circumstances, with the confidence that you have a full understanding of your mortgage arrangements and how it will benefit you and your family, both now and in the future.