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Step By Step Guide To Selling

We understand that selling your property can be daunting as it is a hugely valuable asset. It pays to have the right agent on your side right from the very start to ensure that every aspect of the transaction is dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

Consistently a leading Bournemouth Estate Agent, we are here to help you maximise the value of your property and achieve a sale in the best possible timescale, using our years of expertise to guide you every step of the way.

To help guide you through each step of the process, we’ve compiled our top tips for a successful sale into this handy guide. Keep hold of it. Refer back to it. And please don’t hesitate to ask if you need help or advice.

1) Valuation

Our professionally trained property consultants are deeply knowledgeable on the local market and undertake extensive research to provide you with a transparent, fair and accurate valuation. You will always be met by a senior member of our sales team who will be able to show you data relating specifically to your property, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

2) Selecting An Estate Agent, What should you consider?

Choosing the wrong agent can prove costly. When it comes to choosing the best estate agent for you there are some crucial factors that you will want to consider;

  • Reputation, Awards & Testimonials – Is the agent trustworthy?
  • Previous Sales Figures – Is the agent selling?
  • Market Presence – Are they established and well known?
  • Marketing Techniques – Are they going to get your property the best exposure?
  • Number Of Staff – Will they be proactive and have time for viewings?

3) Choosing a solicitor

We advise that you instruct a solicitor when you first put your property on the market. This is so that when you accept an offer, they’re already in possession of your title deeds and can promptly send out a draft contract, eliminating any time delay.

We work closely with Simply Conveyancing, one of the UK’s highest rated conveyancing specialists, to get our clients properties ‘Sale Ready’.  This gives you the peace of mind that you will be fully prepared to proceed with an acceptable offer and reducing possible delays, minimising the risk of fall through.  Ask us to get you a quote.

4) Presenting your property

Making sure that your home is clean and tidy for viewers is very important as it could have an impact the offer that you receive. Ensuring that the property is presented at its very best when photos are being taken will lead to greater interest, greater viewing numbers and potentially a higher asking price.

What to think about;

  • First impressions
  • Inviting lighting
  • Appropriate temperature
  • Smells and freshness
  • Clean and clear
  • Attractive garden

5) Marketing Your Property

Our Marketing department work tirelessly to ensure your property is seen in the right places. Unlike other agencies we ensure that your property gets the very best marketing from day one with no upfront charges. We are confident that our fully inclusive marketing package cannot be bettered by any other agent.

To view our marketing package, click here.

6) Viewings & Feedback

We accompany every viewing at your property.

We will report back to you with detailed feedback with-in 24 hours and outline any positive, negative and price related comments to help us build a picture of what the market is saying about your home. You’ll also be able to access information about the viewings of your property via our website in the ‘My Lovett’ section.

During the viewings stage we will keep a close eye on your property performance to make sure that it is getting enough interest in order to sell. We will keep you informed with regular marketing updates and suggest changes in the marketing strategy is necessary.

7) Receiving An Offer 

Receiving an offer on your property is an exciting moment. As soon as an offer is received, we will notify you both verbally and in writing. We will confirm the buyer’s finances and ability to proceed so that you can make an informed decision whether or not to accept. It is important that this stage is handled carefully, fairly and ethically and we will negotiate hard to make sure that you are getting the best price possible.

8) Offer Accepted

Once an offer has been accepted, we will confirm the sale price and any conditions, then write to all parties and send out the memorandum of sale, so that the conveyancing process can begin.

Our dedicated sales progressor will continue to chase the sale all the way to completion, keeping you updated and offering you help and advice throughout the conveyancing process.

9) Exchange of Contracts

The solicitors for both parties have made the transaction legally binding and the buyer usually pays a non-refundable deposit.

10) Completion

Congratulations the property is now sold, we confirm that the remainder of the monies have been transferred from the buyer and we are then able to release keys.

If you would like to book a complimentary valuation please click here. Alternatively, if you would like to speak with us about a potential move please give us a call 01202 303044 or email us sales@lovettinternational.com.


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