How to Sell your Property in Ten Simple Steps
Step one - Book a valuation
To start with, book a free property valuation. From there we can then let you know the price of your property should be marketed at to attract potential buyers.
Step two – Instruct us
Once you’ve asked us to sell your property, our professional photographers will take a series of pictures that show off your property. We’ll draw up floorplans too, and we can also issue an Energy Performance Certificate too if you want us to.
Step three – Market your property
Our team of local estate agents in Tooting will put together all the property details for your approval then we’ll market your property on leading property websites like Zoopla and PrimeLocation. And we’ll put a For Sale board outside your house too.
Step four – Arrange viewings
Once we start getting enquires, we’ll arrange to show potential buyers around your property. You can choose to be at home when this happens but it’s not essential, as we’ll have a copy of your keys.
Step five – Receive offers
We’ll let you know of any offers we receive. This is a legal requirement. If multiple offers are made, you can ask for sealed bids, which means every buyer gives their full and final offer. All these offers will be forwarded to you and we can help you choose the right buyer.
Step six – Accept an offer
Once you accept an offer we’ll ask for your solicitor’s details if you have one. If you haven’t, we can recommend a local solicitor.
Step seven – Instruct your solicitor
Once the memorandum of sale has been sent to the buyer’s solicitor and your solicitor, both solicitors will write to each other confirming they have been instructed by you and your buyer.
Step eight – Draw up the paperwork
Your buyer will arrange for a survey to be done on your property. Once this has been done a mortgage offer will be made and sent to your buyer’s solicitor. Next, both sets of solicitors will draw up all the legal paperwork needed to exchange contracts.
Step nine– Exchange contracts
Once all parties are happy and your solicitor has completed all the necessary checks, you’ll be asked to sign a contract agreeing to sell the property to the buyer. The buyer will then pay the deposit and you’ll decide on a completion date.
Step ten – Complete and move out
Once the funds from the buyer have reached your solicitor the transaction has been completed and you’ll need to hand over your keys to the new owner. Our fees will also be paid on completion day.
Congratulations! You’ve sold your property!
If you have any questions or issues about your property for sale in and around Tooting, remember you can always give our Tooting estate agents a call. We’re here to help.