10 Simple Steps to Selling
Organise a Free Appraisal with Oates Breheny Group. We will give you an idea of the value of your house, talk you through any associated fees and answer any questions you may have. At this point our auctioneer can give you advice and suggest ways of improving your property for selling purposes. We can take photos and measurements on the day or come back on another day that suits.
Our team will design a brochure for your house and provide you with a copy of our Terms of Engagement for you to read and sign. This document clearly outlines all the terms of the sale including the Advised Market Value of the property, our selling fee and any other outlays which may need to be considered. We are required by law to hold a Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate on file for all properties for sale; we can organise this for you if necessary, just ask a member of the team for details.
Once all the paperwork is signed and you are happy with the brochure, we will begin marketing your property. We will organise signage for your property, your brochure will be displayed in our office and your property will be listed on all relevant websites. A text alert will be sent to all potential purchasers and in addition your property will be seen by our large following on Twitter & Facebook as your property will be featured on these pages.
Now is a good time to appoint a solicitor and if you have a mortgage on your house it is advisable at this stage to arrange for your solicitor to collect the title deeds on your property from your bank/building society.
Remember to make an impression at viewings, your first shot is often your best shot – click here for presentation tips.
All offers received on your property will be relayed to you immediately for your consideration. Your auctioneer will give you advice and guidance in relation to any offers received.
When you decide to accept an offer on your house, the proposed purchaser will pay a booking deposit on the house, which is fully refundable until they have signed the contracts with their solicitor. We will then send details of the purchase including price, deposit and any special conditions to you (the vendor) and to the purchaser and also to each of your solicitors. Your solicitor will then prepare the contracts based on this information and these will be sent to the purchaser’s solicitor for signing. Once these have been signed they will be sent back to your solicitor for you to co-sign.
The purchaser will often arrange to have a structural survey carried out on your house along with a bank valuation which will be required by their lending institution. We will be on hand to assist to keep the process moving forward without any unnecessary delays.
Once the contracts are signed by all parties, a date is set for completing the sale.
It is now time to hand the keys over to the new owner!