Selling

The prospect of selling your home can be daunting – all the more so if you are looking for another property to buy at the same time. Here’s our step by step guide...

Selling Timeline

Step 1 | Accurate valuation

Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuers can help you achieve this goal as we have tremendous local knowledge and experience gained over many years of being a leading estate agent in the area.

Call us on 01763 232323 or complete the property valuation request form.

​Step 2 | selecting an estate agent

When choosing an estate agent, consider their opening hours, our phone lines are open 8am-8pm with no call centres and a full weekend service, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.

You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? Archer Peers can arrange this for you. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can be marketed. Under new anti money laundering regulations you must provide the following forms of identification to both your estate agent and solicitor.

  • Passport
  • Drivers licence
  • Utility bill (for current address)

Copies of which will be taken for records.

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Choosing a solicitor

​Step 3 | Instructing a solicitor

The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. Archers Peers work very closely with a number of highly regarded local solicitors and we are happy to make introductions on your behalf.

​Step 4 | Presenting your property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

Archer Peers team of dedicated professional 'Photographers' will then take photographs, produce floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions, all in just one visit.

​Step 5 | Marketing your property

To find your perfect buyer you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media.

When you instruct Archer Peers to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our brand new website, full colour property details, email and SMS alerts.

Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation

​Step 6 | Accompanied viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property - Many of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property.

Our offices are open Monday to Saturday. In addition, our phone lines and emails are attended seven days a week.

Accompanies Viewings
Phone

​Step 7 | Receiving an offer

As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.

Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.

​Step 8 | Offer agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

  • Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details
  • Prepare a memorandum of sale (copies of which will be supplied to all parties)
  • Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

Sale Agreed Board
Signature

​Step 9 | Exchange of contracts

Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

  • Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
  • Evidence of a good title
  • Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if 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 both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred directly from your bank account or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

​Step 10 | Completion

Completion is when the remainder of monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account.

Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

Congratulations, your property is now sold!

Keys
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