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Before we visit your property, we spend time on careful market research and the current market situation – what has recently sold in your area, what is currently available, how long other properties been on the market, what amenities are available and location. We will look at our potential buyer register to see what demand there is in your neighbourhood for your type of property. However, all of these will only give a general picture of the value of your property. Once we visit your property we will take into account any improvements, extensions that have been made, location within the immediate area and general condition of the property – after all, everybody’s home is different.
We have a large database of genuine buyers looking for property in this area. We will call potential buyers as soon as you have instructed us to market your property. Once the details are prepared, these will be sent to everybody looking for your type of property on our register. We market on our own Whittley Parish website, Rightmove, OnTheMarket.com, Zoopla, primelocation and many of the smaller local portals. We also use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to market to our followers. We believe our proactive approach to marketing is a comprehensive blend of good old-fashioned customer service and embracing all that 21st century technology can offer.
That’s up to you. Some of our clients prefer to do their own viewings whilst others ask if we can provide accompanied viewings. We are happy to work with your requirements. We do not charge extra for accompanied viewings.
We strongly recommend having a ‘For Sale’ board at the property. Firstly, it will make your property much easier to identify when viewers arrive. Secondly, you may be surprised at the number of enquiries we receive from people who have seen a ‘For Sale’ board as they are passing a property and thirdly, there are still lots of potential buyers who will drive around a specified location actively looking for ‘For Sale’ boards. We do not charge extra for a ‘For Sale’ board.
Until recently it has been traditionally thought that Spring is the most buoyant time of the year to sell. However, in the last two years this has been turned on its head and shows no sign of changing. The best time to sell your property is when there are plenty of buyers around. We are consistently seeing a continuing high demand houses in the North Suffolk and South Norfolk areas.
With the right estate agent, we believe it is always a good time to sell.
We would still be delighted to act for you as well, but you do need to check the terms and conditions of your existing contract to make sure there is no expensive breach on your part. We are always happy to act along with other estate agents on a multi-agent basis.
An Energy Performance Certificate is a legal requirement for most domestic properties when the property is being sold and should be commissioned before the property is marketed. An EPC lasts for 10 years and sets out the Energy Efficiency of the property. It includes different groups of information such as the energy performance related features of your property (for example construction, heating, windows, insulation and lighting), the estimated costs of the energy bill and recommendations for improving the energy performance of the property. We can recommend a qualified and experienced Energy Assessor to provide your EPC if your property does not already have a valid one.
When you have accepted an offer, we will mark the property as Sold Subject to Contract on the website portals and advise any other interested parties accordingly. Once we have completed all our due diligence checks and are satisfied that your buyer is genuine and has the funds to complete the purchase, we will send out Notifications of Sale to you, your buyer and both sets of conveyancers. From that point onwards, we will keep a close track of progress and provide regular updates and communication between all parties – including talking to other estate agents if there is a chain. It is often the case that conveyancers ask us to assist with various issues to save time.
Once the buyer’s legal representative is satisfied that they have all the right information and funding to complete the purchase on behalf of their client they will report to their client and completion dates can be discussed and agreed. The two sets of conveyancers will effectively swap or exchange contracts and the deposit funds will be lodged with the seller’s legal representative acting as stakeholder.
Exchange of contracts is the point at which the transaction becomes legally binding and neither party can back out without incurring financial penalties.
Completion takes place once all the buyers’ funding has been received by the seller’s legal representative. At this point the property now belongs to the buyer and the transaction is complete. Your conveyancer will transfer the proceeds of sale to your requested account.