Selling Your Property
Selling a property is not always straightforward. Getting your instruction is only the start of the job for us. We will be here all the way to guide and support you through the process and keep you up to date with progress. You can rely on us to provide honest, realistic, and professional advice. Below is a basic guide to our service and what’s involved.
Our aim is to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. We have extensive knowledge and experience of the most recent prices in St. Neots and the surrounding area. We aim to give you the most accurate valuation possible, using all information at our disposal to evaluate recent comparable properties sold and current market trends. We will put all our effort into getting you the best price we can
To find a suitable buyer, your property requires maximum exposure across a wide range of media. When you choose Pirie Homes to sell your property you will benefit from our comprehensive marketing package, including exposure on our website, and sending email and SMS alerts to potential buyers. Promotion and listing of your property on the two leading nationwide property portal websites, Rightmove and Zoopla are essential. It is estimated that 98% of Buyers start their property search by viewing online portals such as these. The use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn for marketing properties has now become a vital part of marketing property for sale. We will make sure your property has full exposure on these sites. Professional quality photographs, 360-degree 3D tours, floor plans and a full colour brochure are all an essential part of marketing your home and are included in our service. Where appropriate we can also arrange the use of aerial drone photography.
Prepare your property for sale
A potential buyer's first impressions are very important: the presentation of your property is crucial to a successful sale. Consider carrying out any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de-clutter/tidy rooms to maximise the size of the room.
Accompanied viewings mean we can use our sales expertise to help sell your property. We will give you as much notice as possible to prepare for a viewing, and will always check with you to make an appointment at a convenient time for you. We are happy to arrange a viewing out of hours if necessary. Receive offers and negotiate. As soon as a buyer makes an offer we will report to you and confirm the details, ensuring you make the best decision. We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process.
Offer accepted and sale agreed
Once you accept an offer and your sale has been agreed we will do the following:
- Confirm the agreed price with all parties
- Prepare the memorandum of sale
- Ask you to confirm your conveyancer's details (For help choosing please see our Conveyancing page)
Before exchanging contracts
Your conveyancer will provide the buyer's conveyancer with the contract and legal documents, and the buyer's conveyancer will carry out the necessary searches. It is usual for the Buyers or their Lenders to have a survey or valuation of your property carried out.
Once the Buyer's conveyancers are satisfied, the survey/valuation is satisfactory and all finance (mortgage/s if necessary) is approved, you should be able to discuss a date for completion. Contracts can then be exchanged by the conveyancers.
From this point in time your sale is legally binding. Congratulations!
On completion day the sale price is paid to your Conveyancer and you must hand over a vacant property to your buyer* once the money has been received. Your conveyancer will call us to confirm when the keys can be released to the Buyer. (*unless you are selling with a tenant already in the property).