Your aim should be the same as ours, to sell your property in the fastest possible time and for the best price. Our expert valuers have a wealth of experience and carry out hundreds of house valuations each month. They provide outstanding knowledge of property values in your area. As a result, we consistently achieve the asking price across our clients’ properties.
Call us on 01304 626 444 or complete the property valuation request form for your free valuation.
2 Choosing Miles & Barr
We aim to give you as much availability to conduct viewings as possible. Our opening hours are 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-17:30 on Saturdays and 10:00-16:00 on Sundays, so we are flexible for viewings that suit you. We can also organise your EPC – Energy Performance Certificate, just get in touch with your local branch to sort this out or call us on 01304 626 444. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can go on the market.
3 Choosing a solicitor
The success of a sale can be dependent on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. Our recommended solicitors know the area you’re looking to sell your property from and are an experienced, trusted and above all dedicated local firm of solicitors and conveyancers.
4 Presenting your property
Presenting your property is essential as first impressions count. You should consider addressing any jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where applicable and ensure your rooms are empty from clutter. Once you’re happy with the presentation of your property our photographers will take photographs and we will produce floorplans as well as a comprehensive description.
5 Advertising your property
Your property needs maximum exposure across all forms of media to help find a perfect buyer. Once you’ve instructed Miles & Barr to sell your property you’ll benefit from exposure on our modern website, full colour property details, email alerts and have a branch behind you with a wealth of experience.
We will be on hand at your property for all your viewings within our working hours. This way any questions from potential buyers are answered immediately and provide you with advice when required. Our opening hours are 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday, 08:00-17:30 on Saturdays and 10:00-16:00 on Sundays, so we are flexible for viewings that suit you. This gives you the option to have your property viewed seven days a week.
7 Receiving an offer
Once an offer is received we will let you know in writing and verbally. You will be made aware of any conditions of the offer and we will also check the buyer is able to proceed before you decide whether or not to accept the offer.
8 Accepting an offer
Upon your acceptance of an offer we will follow up with these steps:
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
- Prepare the memorandum of the sale
The solicitor will send a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then carry out the survey on your property, exchange the contracts and the proposed completion date. We will continue to give you advice at this stage and negotiate on your behalf where necessary, keeping you informed with each step. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
9 Exchange of contracts
The following steps must have been confirmed and agreed before the exchange of contracts can occur:
- Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
- Evidence of a good title
- Specific issues have been highlighted in the lease where applicable
- Local search queries
- Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
- The buyer’s mortgage offer
Once the contract has been signed by all parties involved the deposit will be paid in the form of a bankers draft between the solicitors. The completion date will then be agreed by mutual consent.
Completion occurs when the residual monies, around 90%, are transferred from your buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared into your account and we will then be informed to release the keys and you will have completed the sale of your property.