The Walmsley Guide To Selling Your Property
At Walmsley, we don’t think that selling your house should be a stressful experience. So here’s our step by step guide to how we can help you to make sure it’s not.
Step 1 - Accurate Valuations
Selling your property is a major financial decision, so we feel it’s our responsibility to provide you with an accurate and realistic valuation, so that you can make the most informed decision on your next step. Once we have provided you with your valuation, we won’t hassle you, we will give you whatever time you need to make a decision. But, if you have any queries or simply want advice, don’t hesitate to call us – we’re always happy to help.
Step 2 – Instructing Your Agent
We are proud to be a highly visible, highly reputable local company – built off the back of our commitment to best practice. We are a company trusted by both buyers and sellers, proven not just by customer feedback, but by results.
We can assure you that your property will be marketed to the very best of its advantage, viewings will be carried out by experienced and informed staff who will be working to secure the very best price for your property. Once that all important offer has been secured, we will ensure you are kept abreast of all developments every step of the way.
Step 3 – Marketing Your Property
We strive to make the whole process of selling your property as easy and stress-free as possible, so once instructed, we will swiftly engage in all the procedures required to bring your property to market:
- Striking high quality photographs
- Professionally produced colour floorplans
- Energy Performance Certificate (if required)
- Glossy particulars
- Internet marketing on Rightmove (we are premium members) and www.Walmsley.co.uk
- Newspaper advertising in the Property Chronicle
- Inclusion in our offices’ eye-catching window displays
- Targeted emailing via our exclusive in-house database of suitable applicants
- Targeted phone campaign to suitable applicants
You will always receive a text message and an email confirming the details of every viewing that takes place on your property, so that you know exactly who is coming and when.
Step 4 – Accompanied Viewings
Our staff will arrange to visit your property prior to the commencement of viewings so that they can ensure they are fully informed.
Step 5 – Informative Feedback
It’s crucially important to secure viewings, but it’s just as important to have feedback. We aim to contact every viewer within 24 hours of them seeing your property to find out their impressions. We will then pass this information on to you.
Step 6 – Receiving An Offer
We will inform you of all offers made on your property verbally and in writing. We always check a buyer’s ability to proceed and their financial viability before you decide whether to accept their offer.
Step 7 – Offer Agreed
Once you have accepted an offer we will keep in close contact with all parties and their relevant solicitors throughout this process, immediately communicating any developments to you. We will also be on hand to advise or assist in any way we can.
Step 8 – Making it Happen
We of course hope your sale will be as straightforward as possible, but sometimes difficulties can arise. Our skilled staff will work tirelessly to ensure any problems are swiftly and successfully dealt with. Your best interests are of paramount concern to us and we will strive to do everything in our power to ensure your sale proceeds to completion as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Step 9 – Exchange of Contracts
Exchange of contracts takes place when all enquiries, such as searches, fixtures and fittings and the buyer’s mortgage offer, have been confirmed and agreed. Once the contract has been signed by both parties, the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker’s draft by the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date if then set by mutual agreement.
Step 10 – Completion
Completion occurs when the residual monies (usually 90% of the purchase price) are transferred from your buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will also inform us that we are able to release the keys.