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The selling process

The selling process

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At Northwest 6 we can help take the stress out of selling your home, here is our easy 10 step process for a successful sale.

Step 1 Get an accurate valuation

An accurate valuation can make the difference between getting a really good price, and not selling your property at all. Our knowledgeable staff can determine the correct market value and this is why we consistently achieve the asking price. To register and arrange a valuation CLICK HERE

Step 2 Choosing an estate agent for you

Consider an Estate Agent that has sold similar properties in your area and look out for their estate agent boards, think about their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property. WPS have built up 25 years worth of connections locally and we believe we are well positioned to sell homes in our area 

Step 3 Instructing your solicitor and arranging a mortgage

The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. We can steer you in the direction of some trusted local solicitor. Should you require a mortgage, it is important to speak to a mortgage advisor as early as possible to determine how much you are able to borrow.  They will find you the best possible mortgage deal and can start the application for you. Once the mortgage application has been accepted they will issue you with a certificate for a ‘mortgage agreed in principle’ which can be used to prove to a seller that you have the necessary funds available to finance your purchase. 

Step 4 Presenting your property for sale

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de-clutter to make rooms appear larger, don’t forget to make the most of any period features

Step 5 Marketing your property

Our marketing strategies ensure that our clients' properties receive maximum exposure across a variety of different media, including, tele marketing, email marketing, PR and of course online marketing including Rightmove, Primelocation, Find a Property and Zoopla and our more recent social media presence is proving very efficient.

Step 6 Viewings

Our staff are committed to ensuring that we show your home to quality prospective buyers to the best of our ability. With our flexible working hours we are able to work around busy schedules and can even arrange open days to minimise disruption during the viewing process. With our experience and local knowledge we are able to answer the majority of buyers’ questions on the spot, giving them the confidence they need to know their are in safe hands. 

Step 7 receiving an offer

As soon as we receive an offer we will notify you immediately, 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. If the price isn’t right then we’ll do everything we can to negotiate a price both parties are happy with.

Step 8 Offer agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

  • Prepare a memorandum of sale
  • Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
  • Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details
  • Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. 
  • Agree on dates for the survey on your property
  • Exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

We will keep you informed every step of the way and immediately deal with any issues that can arise during the process.

Step 9 Exchange of contracts

Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

  • Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
  • Evidence of a good title
  • Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable
  • Local search queries
  • Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
  • The buyer's mortgage offer

Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

Step 10 Completion

Completion is when the residual monies 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. Congratulations, your property is now sold!