The Sales ProcessThe housing market is improving but if house prices are rising or falling the key to selling your home is preparation. We know the devil is in the detail. We have both the experience and the wisdom to guide you through the numerous decisions, questions and concerns that will crop up throughout the process. Each sale is different but understanding the sales process will avoid unnecessary delays and ensure things go smoothly.
2. Meet At Property
This is just a preliminary meeting which gives you a chance to decide if you want to work with us. We’ll advise on the value of the property and offer suggestions on any small improvements that would help sell the property. We’ll outline our marketing plan and discuss our fee structures.
5. Appoint Solicitor
The earlier in the process you do this the better. You may want them to look over the Property Services Agreement. They can also track down the title deeds and prepare contracts. Please, for your own sake, don’t leave this until the last minute. It can delay contracts being issued which is the single biggest contributor to the stress associated with buying and selling a property.
6. Building Energy Rating
You can’t sell a house without one, it’s required on all advertising including the sign board outside the property. If you’re not sure you have one you can check here by entering the MPRN number which you’ll find on your electricity bill. Don’t worry if you don’t have one – we can organise it for you.
7. Marketing The Property
Ready to launch? Not all properties are equal and not all properties appeal to all buyers. We know who buys what and why – more importantly we know how to reach them. We will never suggest a ‘quiet sale’ but if that’s what you want then we can accommodate it. With CBPM it’s always your property your way.
This is what it’s all about – the art of negotiation. Rest assured CBPM will get you the best price possible. We will negotiate on your behalf and always keep you in the loop. We will advise when we think an offer should be accepted. Our advise will be based on the current state of the market and feedback from viewings to date.
10. Sale Agreed
When you accept an offer a non-binding booking deposit is collected from the buyer and held in our client account until the sale is completed. We will then send a memorandum of sale to both your solicitor and the buyers. Your solicitor will draw up contracts and send them to the purchasers solicitor.