Once you’ve had your valuation and you’re keen to sell, it’s time to set an asking price for your property. Estate agents can offer advice regarding your asking price, but the final decision is down to you. You can advertise your asking price in whichever way you prefer, for example by asking for ‘offers over’, ‘offers in excess of (OIEO)’ or just the asking price. You’ll then sign a contract with your estate agent. This is often referred to as ‘instructing’, and sets out the terms under which they will sell your home.
Once your property is up for sale, you’ll work with your agent over the coming weeks to market it. Here at Jon Simon, we use professional photos, videos and floorplans for marketing purposes and use engaging property descriptions to list the details and benefits of your property to attract potential buyers and aid a quick sale. We’ll use advertising websites such as Rightmove and Zoopla as marketing tools and we’ll add your property to the listings on our very own site. Using these resources give us the opportunity to create excitement for those that are conducting property searches, giving you the best chance of selling your house quickly, efficiently and to a genuine buyer.
We understand that the legal process that comes with selling your home can be overwhelming, so we’ll provide support along the way to ensure you complete all of the necessary paperwork. This includes helping to organise Energy Performance Certificates to show your level of energy efficiency, which is a legal requirement that you need to complete before you can market your property. We’ll help you to understand what the paperwork means and how you need to complete it, ensuring you fulfil all legal requirements and duties as a seller to avoid any problems later on in the process.
We’ll also help you to arrange viewings for potential buyers to show them what life could be like living in their new home. Before these visits, we’ll offer advice on how to maximise your property’s potential and appeal. We’ll advise on how to make your house feel exactly like a home for those that come to view it, helping them to see that buying your home is the right choice. We can show visitors around the property and use our knowledge to answer any questions they may have, proving you are a credible and reliable seller.