With over 20 years’ experience successfully selling property in Dorset and London, we have the knowledge & expertise to find a buyer for your home at the best possible price.
Our team at BIG Property are professionals, driven to achieve the best results for you, and are available 7 days a week.
With extensive local marketing knowledge your property couldn’t be in better hands.
10 Steps to Selling Your Property
Who doesn't want to sell their property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time?
But gaining an accurate and realistic valuation is an integral part of achieving that desired outcome. Our experienced team take pride in their local knowledge. They will ensure that your property is marketed at a value that will enable you not only to sell, but at the maximum price possible.
When choosing an agent there are many factors that you should consider. Is your Agent regulated? BIG Property abides by codes of practice from the Property Redress scheme, Association of Residential Letting Agents and The Property Ombudsmen. All our clients have Client Money Protection through our insurers ensuring your money is safe at all times.
Call us on 01202 070 007 for a free market appraisal or complete our property valuation form.
2. INSTRUCTING US AS YOUR AGENT
We will confirm how your property will be marketed including For Sale boards, Online Advertising on over 40 portals, and Direct Marketing.
We agree with you on how you want to be contacted and what timeframe you are working towards.
We take care of the photographs, EPC and Floorplans.
We then create a brochure and send it to you for approval
A marketing price strategy is agreed.
3. APPOINT A SOLICITOR
A good solicitor is worth their weight in gold. When appointing a solicitor ensure they are a conveyancing specialist. Remember that value is not always determined by price. The success rate of property purchases can be significantly increased by the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor.
BIG Property has a register of approved solicitors who will be happy to oversee your property transaction. Please call us for further details.
4. PRESENTING YOUR PROPERTY TO SELL
First Impressions can be so important in achieving a sale. To give yourself the best possible opportunity of selling your property you should consider the following:
The entrance to your property should be easily accessible and presentable (trim overgrown shrubbery, clear pathways, paint your front door, fix loose handles).
Ensure your home is well lit and at a comfortable temperature for viewings
De-clutter. Rooms always feel larger with less clutter.
Ensure your property is well aired. A pleasant aroma can create a welcoming feel.
A fresh coat of paint can really brighten up the surroundings.
Vacuum those carpets. Some may even benefit from a professional clean.
Address those odd jobs that you have been ignoring previously. Buyers will pick up on wobbly bannisters or mould built up on the bath sealant and they may wonder what other areas of the house are in need of repair.
Tidy up the garden. Keep the lawn looking neat and cut back overgrown shrubs etc.
If you need help with any of those odd jobs around your home, please free to talk to one of our BIG Property managers who can recommend one of our approved contractors.
Our staff will preview your property before it goes live. All viewings are confirmed with you prior to appointment. Viewings are conducted only with pre-qualified applicants. Our staff always accompany every visitor. We aim to give insightful and constructive feedback within 24 hours.
6. RECEIVING AN OFFER
Once an offer is received our team will notify you verbally and in writing. Our No.1 priority is to get you the offer that best suits your needs. We will negotiate this on your behalf. We will highlight the merits/downsides of each offer to help you make a decision. We will ensure that any special conditions are stated in writing and we aim to qualify all offers via an independent financial advisor. Armed with all of the above, we trust you will be in the best position to decide whether to accept the offer.
7. OFFER ACCEPTED
Once you have accepted an offer we will write to all parties to confirm the agreed price. We will then ask you to provide your solicitor’s details. These details will be inserted into a sales memorandum which will then be issued to all parties involved in the sale.
With your sale now agreed, due diligence commences. Your solicitor will send out draft contracts to the buyer’s solicitor who will proceed with preliminary enquiries. At this stage your solicitor will also look to agree potential exchange and completion dates with the buyer’s representative.
We'll assist your solicitor with any enquiries and will manage the process through to completion.
9. EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS
Once the buyer’s legal searches have been completed and enquiries satisfied, you will proceed to exchange of contracts. At this point you will be required to sign contracts and the buyer will pay a pre-purchase deposit, which is usually between 10-15 per cent of the purchase price. This deposit is usually telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor.
A mutually convenient completion date is then agreed between both parties, meaning it’s time to put the Champagne on Ice and book your removal company!
On the day of completion, the buyer’s solicitor will transfer the remaining balance to your solicitor’s account. Your solicitor will then call you to confirm receipt of the monies and will then instruct us to release the keys to your new home.
"I just wanted to say a huge Thank you to the team at the BIG office. They made the sale of our Christchurch property seem like a breeze. Amazing photos, lots of viewings, a quick sale and most importantly nothing felt like too much trouble. They were always available on the phone or at the end of an email, and this was so important for me."
Registered in England, No 11262185. Big Property is a trading name of The Bond Investment Group Ltd. 2018, All rights reserved.
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