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Selling Guide

The sale of a property can appear complex. If you are new to the process or haven't moved for a number of years, below is our 'jargon free' guide to selling your property. When you sell through Harvey Brooks, we try to make it as simple as possible and will be on hand to offer help and support every step of the way.

1. Valuation

This is the starting place for most people when considering a move or selling a property. One of our experienced valuers will visit your property at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends if preferred. We will value your property confident in the fact that our expertise and marketing will deliver the best price for your property in a timescale that suits you.

2. Choosing the right agent

Your chosen agent will be responsible for your most valuable asset, so choose wisely. Make sure they have a solid history in the local market, offer a full marketing package, have a list of qualified buyers and employ an attentive team of professionals. Harvey Brooks tick all these boxes and are available from 9am to 9pm, 7 days a week, ensuring we never miss a lead.

3. Presenting your property

First impressions really do count, so you should present your property at its very best. Most potential buyers will sit in the comfort of their own home and view properties online. They will only select the most appealing properties to view. A tidy garden, a lick of paint, and some ‘spring cleaning’ will help attract more interest and subsequent viewings of your property. Don’t put off the de-clutter until your moving day, it will help to do it at the start of the process.

4. Creating the Wow Factor

When selling your property you should imagine yourself as a potential buyer and consider what will impress and excite them about your home. We understand that the market is always competitive so we will utilise the most innovative marketing and communications available to make your property stand out from the crowd.

5. Successful Viewings

If you are conducting the viewings yourself, make all your visitors feel welcome. Let them explore at their own pace and be on hand to answer any questions. Point out interesting features and explain why you liked the property and the surrounding area. A good tip is to leave the best ‘til last. We can of course conduct the viewings on your behalf. You will receive a follow up call from us after all viewings in order to discuss the buyers feedback.

6. Negotiating offers

We will report all offers to you, both verbally and in writing. Before doing so we will check the buyers ability to proceed. Once established we will then be in a position to advise you on the best course of action to secure a sale.

7. Offer agreed

Once an offer has been agreed we will prepare a memorandum of sale which sets out the details of the transaction. This document is sent to the respective solicitors acting for you and your buyer. You will then be introduced to one of our Sales Progressors who will coordinate all aspects of your move, keeping you updated at all times. This is a unique service provided by us and will become invaluable when co-ordinating your sale and purchase, including monitoring any associated chain.

8. Exchange of contract

This will take place when the mortgage finance has been arranged, enquiries have been answered and the terms of the contract have been agreed with the solicitors. The contracts are now signed by both parties and then exchanged by the solicitors and a completion date is set by mutual agreement.

9. Completion

On the day of completion, the balance of outstanding monies are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account. Once the money has been deposited into your solicitors account they will call you, and inform us that we can release the keys to the new owners.

Congratulations, you have successfully sold your property and are now in a position to move into your new home.

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