1 How much is your property worth?
Selling your home can be a daunting prospect and the first step is to get an up to date valuation giving you an idea of what you can achieve.
Park Estates are happy to provide a no obligation valuation. Having been operating in the Central London area for 25 years, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the local area when valuing your property.
2 Getting your property ready
It is always a good idea to prepare your property for sale. Get rid of clutter, sort out any outstanding repairs and a fresh coat of paint brightens up any room. Should you require work to be carried out or a total refurbishment is required, we can offer advice on the best way to present your property for sale. Advice can be given on how to comply with any up to date legislation, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), gas safety certificate and safety regulations.
|Sole Agent||2.5% inc of VAT||2% plus 20% VAT|
|Multiple Agent||3% inc of VAT||2.5% plus 20% VAT|
4 Appoint a Solicitor and prepare all paperwork
We will advise on all certificates that are required when selling your property. It is important to appoint a solicitor as soon as possible, you can prepare all the necessary paperwork in advance so when you accept an offer there will be no delays. You will need to show as proof of identity, a copy of a passport or driving licence, a utility bill showing your name and the address of the property for money laundering checks.
5 Receiving and Accepting an offer
Once your agent has started to show your property, you will receive updates about each accompanied viewing. If any potential buyer is interested, they will make an offer through your agent, who will keep you updated on their situation and what is the best option for you. Once you have agreed a price, the agent will contact your solicitor by providing a Memorandum of sale introducing the purchaser’s solicitors and informing them of the proposed sale. At this point the property will normally be removed from the market.
6 Exchanging Contracts and Completion
Once the buyer has had the property surveyed, their solicitor will undertake searches and confirm all legal aspects of the property are in order. Exchange of contracts will take place which is legally binding A completion date is agreed and on that date all moneys are transferred and the sale is complete. You must leave the property on that date and remove all your belongings making the property ready for the new occupiers.
7 Peace of mind
You will be assisted by your agent at Park Estates from the moment you place your property on the market with us. We pride ourselves on making sure that the transaction will proceed as smoothly and as quickly as possible taking away as much of the stress, right through to completion.