Appointing the right estate agent is key.
Consider their reputation, knowledge of the local property market, staff experience, branch location and how they will market your property.
We will give you an accurate, and free, valuation - this will help manage your expectations on the price you will secure for your property.
All property needs to be prepared before going on the market.
At youngsRPS, we pride ourselves on the photography we use on all our high-quality property particulars so make sure you are prepared before we take the photographs – an image paints a thousand words, and we want to show your home at its best!
It is always sensible to prepare a pack of documents relating to the house such as planning and building regulation consents, guarantees and certificates. This may save time later when an offer is agreed.
An allocated sales consultant will always visit your property to get to know the property in detail and establish a relationship with you so that you can put a face to the person that is helping you with your sale.
Our professional and experienced staff are always on hand to accompany any viewings during office hours, using their expertise to sell the benefits of your property and answer any questions potential purchasers may ask.
Very often a purchaser will open up more to our negotiators which enables them to try and overcome any issues which may otherwise prevent them from showing further interest.
We will handle any offers and negotiations on your behalf, getting you the best possible price – we are the experts!
We will inform you as soon as an offer is received and keep you informed and take your instructions during negotiations.
Once you have accepted an offer, your property is Sold Subject to Contract. We will prepare a Memorandum of Sale setting out the parties to the sale, subject property, price agreed and any other terms. These are sent to yourself, the purchaser and both sets of solicitors. The purchasers will want to undertake a survey or may need a mortgage valuation.
Remember the sale is still in the early stages - youngsRPS will support you should any unexpected hurdles arise.
Once you have accepted an offer, you will need to instruct a solicitor who will start the conveyancing part of the process – this is the legal part of selling a property. We work with a number of solicitors and will be happy to recommend a solicitor to you if you do not have a retained solicitor.
This is the start of the ‘conveyancing process’ and when most of the work starts for the estate agent and yourself. We are only a phone call away to answer any questions you may have.
You will be asked to answer enquiries before a contract is drawn up and complete a ‘fixtures and fittings’ form identifying items included and excluded from the sale.
It is vital that you take care in completing these forms as they form part of the contract and can lead to you being in breach if you omit to mention matters of importance.
Both parties are now committed to move to a new house. Your solicitor will go through the details of the contract. Once all parties sign the contract, the purchaser may pay a deposit and contracts are exchanged, a completion date for the sale is confirmed.
You will have to vacate your property by the completion date and time. Your purchaser has the right to obtain keys and move in as soon as funds have been received by your solicitor.
We will provide you with a ‘moving checklist’ to ensure you remember to tell important people of your move.
Payment is made between each party’s solicitor and either your solicitor or youngsRPS will advise you when the keys can be released. Your solicitor will provide you with a completion statement scheduling the sale proceeds less any costs of sale.
You may have an onward purchase and surplus funds may be applied to this. Your sale is now complete.