If you are thinking of selling a property, HomeLink advise the following steps:
Its essential to begin with a market appraisal.
HomeLink deliver a free valuation service which you can request here. For more information about valuations click here.
After you have ascertained what your home is worth you need to arrange the necessary finance to plan your budget for your intended move. If you don’t require a mortgage it is sensible to think through all the potential moving costs you might incur such as Stamp Duty, legal fees, removal costs etc.
It is advised that you arrange a solicitor early on in the process so a file can be opened in readiness. HomeLink can refer you to our recommended solicitors who offer a conveyancing solution on a No Sale, No Fee basis.
Home preparation for viewings
First impressions are vital and sometimes a fresh coat of paint along with some de-cluttering can make rooms appear brighter and larger. Read more about arranging effective viewings.
We spend a lot of money on monthly advertising and have negotiated contracts with the most effective advertising channels to ensure top placement and visibility. Read more about our marketing process.
Agreeing a sale
When a sale is agreed we check a buyers ability to proceed by speaking to other agents if a chain of sales is behind your buyer. Read more about making an appropriate offer.
Once instructed the solicitors will commence work on progressing the sale. This will involve arranging searches, raising and answering enquiries, checking through all documents and, if mortgage finance is required, dealing with the relevant financial institution. This process should take on average between 4-6 weeks.
Once your solicitor receives your written initial instructions for your conveyancing, they will write to the sellers solicitor requesting the conveyance contract paperwork. Read more about conveyancing.
Once this has all been considered, your solicitor will prepare a contract package in respect of a registered freehold/leasehold property. Read more about drafting a contract.
A sale is not legally binding until this point. At exchange of contracts it does become legally binding and a moving / completion date is set. Read more about the exchange process.
The moving date is the date you must vacate your home. Read more about completion here.