Selling Guide

Selling guide

Welcome to Hammonds guide to selling,

Preparing your property

Preparing you property for sale takes time and must not be overlooked as this is a vital part of the sale process. If you have been putting off, that important DIY project, now is the time to get it done. Try to look at the property through the eyes of a viewer, de-clutter getting rid of any unwanted items this will give the feel of a light open space.

Selecting an agent

Invite three of the best performing agent to attend you property for the purposes of a valuation. Be savy when selecting an agent and don't be afraid of asking frank and direct questions. Check how the property will be marketed, if the agent has marketed or sold any comparable properties. Go online and see how the agent performs on review websites, someone else's experience is worth its weight in gold.

When one of our expert agents are called to provide a property valuation, there are a number of factors that need to be taken into account. Of course, we would have sold a lot of similar properties previously but the property market is ever changing. Some of the factors that are taken into consideration include:

Marketing The property

Check how the property is being Marketed, We at Hammonds will Market your property on the leading property websites with 48 hours of receiving your instruction Always keep your property viewing ready by hiding any clutter this could be the difference between making that all important sale or not.

The Offer Milestone

Ensure you agent has qualified a prospective buyer prior to making an offer. We at Hammonds will ask to see proof of fund of deposit and ensure the buyer has an agreement in principle from his lender and a sincere intention to purchase, before we receive any offer. Don't accept the first offer that comes along as prices in London and are constantly increasing, check with agent to see you are receiving the best price for your property.

The conveyancing process

Conveyancing is very time consuming and complex, so you will need to employ either a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer

Here are our top tips on choosing and using a conveyancer…

  1. negotiate a no sale - no fee deal, so if the deal falls through you don't pay anything, we at Hammonds have a panel of solicitors, who we can recommend, who are competitively priced, but most of all will provide an efficient and stress free experience.
  2. Tell your conveyancer if you want answers to any specific questions in advance
  3. Let them know when you would like to exchange contracts and complete. Tell them you will require regular updates of how the sale is progressing. We at Hammonds have a dedicated team of Sales progressors with years of experience, who are ready to assist you and push either conveyancer if required.

The Big move

Please call one of our local expert for a quick no obligation valuation on 08001488166
9am - 9pm, 7 days a week