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Sales Procedure

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Welcome to Maritime Properties’ guide to selling your property including the sales procedure. This educational guide will help you answer any questions that may arise when you are thinking of selling your property. It will highlight relevant points that you may not have been aware of which were not so transparent and will add to your knowledge of what to do and how to do it when selling your property.

Step 1: Preparing to Sell

Once you have come to the decision of selling your home, you now need to think about any items that you no longer want or require and would like to get rid of whilst moving; this can be aided by our de-clutter service. This will increase the aesthetic appeal desired for your property to generate and attract maximum interest. Many councils offer a service for removing large items.

Are there any small bits of maintenance that you have over-looked whilst living in the house? If there are any outstanding maintenance issues that could prove to be an eye sore, its imperative that these are rectified before the property is marketed. As first impression really does count and is a lasting impression.

Step 2: How Much is Your Property Worth?

Whilst most property owners know the approximate value of their property, it is always worthwhile getting an expert’s thoughts. They will be in a position to give you an accurate valuation taking into consideration all factors of the current market’s position.

Interested in knowing what your property is worth? Click here for a free valuation

Step 3: Getting the Most Out of Viewings

Once your property is on the market it is then your responsibility to ensure that the potential buyers see the best side of your property. It is imperative that you ensure that the first impression is a lasting impression, as it really does count.

Here are some questions you can ask yourself about the entrance of your property:

  • Could your front garden be neater?
  • Is the entrance of your property in good order, could the front door do with being freshly painted?

When trying to present your property for viewings it is always important to look at your property with a critical eye, and placing yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and go through your property to see if there are any possible deterring factors that could put a buyer off.

A few questions you could ask yourself when trying to best present the inside of your property:

  • Is there any unnecessary clutter laying around? Try using some smart storage techniques to de-clutter.
  • Is there enough light in the property?
  • Does the property feel inviting?
  • Are there any minor repairs that need undertaking? If so, who can I call to fix it? Maritime Properties can assist you with their maintenance service.
  • Do you smoke in your property or do you have any pets? Try to cover up any smoking or pet odour; how about lighting a scented candle or opening windows.
  • Are there any special features in your property? If so try emphasise on these allowing them to be appreciated.

Step 4: Ensure a Smooth Sale

Once an offer has been agreed, you will need to have a solicitor in place to carry out the conveyancing process. It is vital to ensure you have a competent conveyancer as this will ease a lot of stress through this process and more often than not ensure your sale goes through smoothly.

  • Try asking your estate agent for a recommended conveyancer that they may have a good relationship with as this will allow the agent to have better communication with the solicitor and will speed up the process.
  • Ask friends or family for any conveyancers they have used and would recommend you using. Obtain a few quotes and compare what they are offering within the quote.