Sales

W e take the honour of selling your home very seriously. For many, this can be one of life’s most stressful events, but unlike most traditional agents, we are very much a people-focused business. We’re committed to getting the very best result for the seller, with buyers who are correctly vetted and in a proceedable position.

The advertising and presentation of your property online has never been more important. We ensure it is photographed in the best possible light with a pre-marketing consultation advising of any alterations that may be needed in advance of ‘going live’. We put great care and attention into our descriptions to ensure we do full justice to your home, and prospective buyers get an enticing yet accurate account of its appeal.

Properties are displayed on the major website portals along with our own high profile website and impressive shop-front locations.

Our dedicated sales team is on hand to guide you through the process and ensure that you are kept regularly updated of progress in a way that suits you. And the hard work does not stop once the property is sold.

In fact this is where many good agents show their worth over low-fee, call centre-type operations. The process of managing the sale through to exchange and completion is something we take great pride in delivering time and time again, diligently working with all parties to keep everyone informed and updated.

Our Top 10 tips to help you sell your home

1. Good landscaping will transform the exterior look and feel of your home and give you a higher price. Hire a landscaper or do it yourself.

2. Your front door is the centrepiece of your kerb appeal so repaint it in a tasteful colour. Update the outside lights and put potted plants on either side of the door.

3. The entrance hall creates a first impression… make sure it is the right impression. Paint it in a neutral colour, remove any bulky furniture, upgrade the lighting and if you feel you need colour add it with accessories and a rug.

4. The wrong lighting can make your home feel dark and drab so install brighter modern lights to make your home seem sunny, cheerful and up to date.

5. Paint colour is such a personal choice and potential buyers are likely to want to customise it themselves. If you have dark rich colours then repaint in neutral hues.
6. Avoid major overhauls, especially in the kitchen and bathroom, but do update the lighting, install new taps, mirrors and doorknobs if they are dated.

7. Clutter. NO, NO, NO! How do you expect to impress potential buyers with a cluttered house? If you have outgrown your home, start packing and if you don’t have anywhere to put it then use storage.

8. Pets – some love them, some hate them and some are allergic to them, so make sure that on the viewing they are out of the house to prevent one of three things happening:

– Pet lovers will pay more attention to your pet and less attention to your home.

– Pet haters will feel uncomfortable, completely on their guard and rush round your property leaving as soon as they can.

– If you have a buyer that is allergic to animals, a reaction will put them off your home. Remove all pet bowls, baskets and (most important) litter trays.
9. Back garden. The first thing people see when they walk out the back? An unkempt garden? Loose concrete slabs? Your back garden should look like a space for entertaining. If need be, buy inexpensive patio furniture, potted plants and install some outdoor lighting to tie it all together.

10. Clean – buyers expect to see an immaculate home with no signs of dirt. Remove last night’s Indian take away from the worktops and do the washing up! No dirty underwear on the bedroom floor. Potential buyers need to imagine themselves living in your home!

You’ll be surprised how big an impression these small updates can make. By the time you’re done, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner.

Following these small steps to help maximise your property’s potential will allow you to achieve a faster sale and the best possible price for your home.