A GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR PROPERTY
Archers customers can expect the best possible price, a transaction to meet their timescale and an efficient, personal service. Since Archers first opened its doors for business in 2002, the company has grown to become one of the most successful estate agents in the area. High Street premises, high quality sales details and distinctive For Sale boards, combined with exposure on the top UK property websites including zoopla.co.uk, rightmove.co.uk and findaproperty.co.uk enables us to expose your property to the widest marketplace and achieve positive results leading to the sale of your property.
Our estate agency service includes:
• Extensive exposure on property websites
• A huge database of proceedable purchasers
• High quality property details
• Floor plans
• Distinctive For Sale Boards
• Prominent High Street premises
• Highly trained staff
• Accompanied viewings
• Regular feedback and communication
• Member of The Property Ombudsman Service
STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO SELLING
What To Do Next?
Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent you can trust who will make this process as smooth as possible. At Archers we aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience pleasurable. Please contact us on 020 8441 6556 for advice or fill in the link to value your home on our website. In the meantime, here are a few guidelines which we hope will assist:
Firstly you will require a valuation or a 'market appraisal'. At Archers we can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based on their in depth knowledge of the Barnet area and our extensive database of recent properties sold.
Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales details of your property. Bearing in mind the importance of presentation, we will ensure that your sales details highlight the vitally important aspects of your property and ensure that your home is shown to its best possible advantage with the aid of multiple full colour photographs and floor plans.
Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers
Your property is now ready to market and we offer the following:
For Sales Board - This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day.
Office and Window Display – External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our premises in order to optimise exposure to the market place.
Email – Wherever possible, all prospective buyers who register with us are asked to provide email addresses in order to ensure that they are notified of any new properties as soon as possible within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.
Mail Shots and Phone Calls- We will contact registered prospective buyers as soon as possible after receiving your instruction to encourage them to book a viewing.
Website – This is updated daily and full colour details of your home are placed on our website usually within one hour of being placed on the market. Besides the exposure on our own site, Archers is also a prominent advertiser with national property websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and Findaproperty which will feature your home.
Appointments to view your property are made by Archers and accompanied viewings by our trained staff are advised to show prospective buyers around your home. You want as many people as possible to see your house, so by supplying a set of keys, especially if you work during the day allows us to show people around your house at anytime (with your prior agreement). Also, as your agent we are trained to sell the best features of your house
Think about the way your house is presented both inside and out. A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference. Tidy the front of your house and clean your front door. If you have a front garden make sure it is well maintained. In addition, the inside of your house should be as free from clutter as possible. The kitchen is always a key selling point so ensure it is clean and that all dishes are washed and put away. Do all the small jobs you haven't got around to, such as changing that light bulb and fixing that squeaky door. If a potential buyer is undecided about your property, it is these small things that could make the difference and a sale
Any offers we receive are promptly verbally notified and then followed up in writing. Our competent sales team will negotiate between you and your prospective applicant in order to achieve the strongest buyer.
We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an accepted offer has been agreed.
Should you require your sale to be completed by a certain date, this is when you should notify us and we will endeavour to satisfy your request wherever possible.
At this stage, you should also provide your list of Fixture and Fittings which will be negotiated separately between the solicitors and forms part of the final contract.
At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and, should you require assistance, Archers will only be too pleased to recommend local, trusted companies.
The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the banks valuation/survey.
The sellers solicitors will request the title deeds from the lender (if applicable) and will ask you to complete a sellers questionnaire and fixtures and fittings list which will form part of the contract pack.
The solicitors draw up the draft contract which sets out the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all associated documents. The buyers solicitors will then raise any additional queries they may have about the property, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and searches will be carried out. During this time, the surveys will also take place and once the solicitors are happy with all of the information, they will approve the contract and move towards an exchange of contracts.
Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.
Updates On Your Sale
At Archers we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
Exchange Of Contracts
As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, a mutually convenient date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.
The completion and your actual house move and usually takes between 7 to 28 days depending on the buyers, sellers and their respective solicitors.