Thinking of Selling Your Property?
Selling your home can be far less stressful when you understand the whole process, we have set out a helpful step by step guide below:
- Free Market Valuation - The first task when putting your home on the market is to obtain an accurate market valuation. At Everbest Properties, one of our experienced Valuers can offer a Free Marketing Proposal, where we will assess the current market conditions, to give you an accurate selling price and discuss our unique marketing options. Our aim is to ensure that your home will sell for the best possible price and within a time scale to suit your needs.
- The Cost of Moving - You should work out a budget and understand how much it is going to cost for you to move. If you are also in the process of buying a property, then you should receive financial advice from a broker, to discuss your mortgage requirements. Please note we can help refer you to a recommended mortgage broker.
Marketing Of Your Property - Once you are happy with the marketing price, a member of our team will visit your property to take high quality photographs, compile a floorplan, take a video tour and create a sales brochure. This will be sent to you for your approval. We ensure to give your property maximum exposure across all portals including:
Our own website, Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket, as well as our own social media platforms i.e. Facebook, Instagram. We also have our private buyers portal - please contact us for more information on this. A For Sale board can be erected outside the property if desired. We will keep you up to date from day one of marketing.
EPC - Any property going on the open market will require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This shows potential buyers how much energy a building uses and can help homeowners reduce their energy bills. It also advises on any improvements to help live more sustainably and make your home more energy efficient.
Everbest will organise a government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf, if you do not already have one, as your property can not be put on the market without one.
- Instructing a Solicitor - Once your property is on the market, it is beneficial to start thinking about instructing a solicitor to help assist with conveyancing. This will minimize any delays further down the line, once an offer is accepted. We would encourage you to have a quote from one of our recommended solicitors, as a part of our services.
- Viewings - We offer both accompanied and unaccompanied viewings, as some owners prefer to show people around their home themselves. We will ensure to keep you up to date with the viewing feedback, which can be useful if all the feedback is pointing towards a particular issue , we can find ways to resolve it.
- Receiving an Offer - We will take care of offers and negotiations on your behalf and we aim to negotiate the best price from the right buyer. Once an offer has been received, we will inform you both verbally and in writing, and you will then decide whether to accept the offer or not. This may depend on any conditions of the offer, and the buyer's ability to proceed.
- Sale Agreed - Once a sale has been agreed your property will be Sold Subject to Contract and you will need to instruct your conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal side. We issue out Memorandum of Sales to all parties, confirming the agreed selling price, and ask for the solicitors to begin their work. Your sale will then go through the necessary Sales Progression, there will be a dedicated member of our team who will keep you informed every step of the way.
- Exchanging Contracts - Exchange of contracts takes place after the non-refundable deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) is transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor, and all the legal work has been carried out. Contracts are then signed and exchanged. From this point both parties are legally bound to go through with the transaction. Your completion date will normally be set at this stage.
- Completion and Moving Day - Completion day can be stressful for all concerned, especially if you're part of a chain. As this is the final step in the selling process, it means that the worst parts are over and you can take some time to finally celebrate. Completion happens when the rest of the funds have been transferred from your buyer's solicitor's bank account to your solicitor's account. Your keys will then be released to your buyer!