Dwelling

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Selling in London

Choosing an agent

Selling your property is a big financial decision and choosing right agent to market your property is another mile stone. The things you should check for: 

  • If the agent you want to work with has the local knowledge 
  • How they will market your property 
  • What valuation have they come up with and whether it is up to your expectation 
  • Are you comfortable dealing with the agent 
  • Check for the contract, how long your property be exclusive before you can give it to anyone else 
  • Have they got any potential buyers ready to move? 
  • Have they marketed or sold any similar properties

We have sold number of properties and we have contacts with foreign buyers looking to invest in U.K. We have been dealing with them for number of years and they have trust in us. Our customers are so pleased with the service they receive from us that 95% would use us again or recommend us to friends and family. Whatever type of property you have to sell, Dwelling Estates is the real estate agent of choice.

From market appraisal, to top class promotion, and after sale service, we are estate agents that deliver. When it comes to selling your home we have the expertise to help you fulfil your ambition. We'll ensure we get your property in front of the right buyers. 


Our fully trained staff work diligently to help find the right buyer for your home and understand that every sale needs an individual approach. 


We provide a free no obligation valuation, carried out by our team of fully-trained professionals, that gives you a better idea of what you could achieve for your home. 


Should you wish to instruct us straight away, we can take photos and write your property particulars with you on the day of your valuation so that we can list your property without delay. An excellent idea if you need to sell quickly. 


We discuss your requirements with you so we fully understand your needs – whether it is a quick sale you need or help finding your next property.

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Preparing your home

There's no avoiding those little DIY jobs that have been waiting to be done for years when you are looking to sell. Take some time to fix those loose floorboards, finish paint jobs, nail down the squeaking floorboard and fit the last skirting board. These details matter. 


Once that's done, have a good clear out. Get rid of any clutter and thin out your personal items, like bulky ornaments, family photographs, paperwork and toys. This gives buyers the space to visualise themselves living in your house.

Before the viewings begin, make sure your home is sparkling clean from top to bottom, especially the kitchen and bathroom. Your kitchen and bathroom sells the house and is the most important part. If needs be, have the carpets professionally shampooed, particularly if you have pets.

Improve your home's kerb appeal, too. Paint your front door, polish up the brass (if you have any) and sweep away any leaves from the front of the house. Mow the lawn and make sure your garden looks neat and tidy.

By law, you will need to commission an EPC (energy performance certificate) for your property. Your estate agent can help you to organise this. You won't be able to market the property without one, so get it sorted as soon as possible.

Instructing a solicitor and paperwork

Instruct a solicitor from the outset so that you are ready for action. Waiting until you have accepted an offer can delay the process unnecessarily. 


Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order as this can really speed things up. So, if your property is leasehold or share of freehold, make sure you have the papers ready to pass on to your solicitor. Likewise, obtain any planning or building consents well in advance - these can help clinch a sale. Your estate agent and solicitor will be able to advise you on the type of paperwork you need to gather.

We also have panel of solicitors working with us for our customers. If you need more information, please ask a member of staff.

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When the buyers are in

It is usually best to let your estate agent show the buyers around whilst you go out - they will feel more comfortable if you're not there. This means they can have an open discussion about your house without fear of causing offence. They'll also be able to take their time imagining how your home could become their home. 


It's a tricky one, but try and work around viewings. It really helps matters if buyers are able to view your home at a time that suits them. If not, there's the risk they'll see another property and forget yours.

If you have tenants in the property, give them plenty of notice about your plans and keep things friendly. That way, they're more likely to keep the place looking tidy and accommodate viewings.

If at all possible, pack your pets off for a day trip to the neighbours or in-laws. Another nice touch is to leave any parking space you may have free for the buyer. Something as simple as an easy park will help ensure they enter your home in a good frame of mind.

Avoid strong cooking smells and don't smoke in the house in the run up to viewings. Open windows and place a few bunches of fresh flowers around the house to freshen things up and demonstrate that you care about what the buyer thinks.

Offers

If you are selling your property through an estate agent then any interested parties must make an offer through them. If there is more than one interested party, your agent will keep you up to date with competing offers. You don’t have to choose the highest bidder, in fact you should consider your aims and how this relates to the buyer’s situation. If you want to move quickly, a chain free first time buyer or someone who has already sold their property may be the best option.

Accepting an offer

Once the final offer has been accepted, your estate agent will contact your solicitor who will then set the wheels in motion for the sale to take place. The buyer will also instruct their lender to value the property so they can finalise their mortgage offer. They may also commission a survey or homebuyer report at this point too.

Exchanging and completion

The exchanging of contracts is carried out on your behalf by your solicitor or conveyancer. It is when the sale of your home becomes legally binding and once the contracts have exchanged you can be fairly certain that the sale of your house will go through. You will also receive a preliminary deposit from the buyer at this point which you would be able to keep if they pulled out of the purchase however, you would also be liable for penalties or legal action if you pulled out of the sale. The completion date will be stated in the contracts and this is when the property will be transferred to the new owners. You must leave the property on this date and need to arrange for all of your belongings to be removed from the property, ready for the new occupants to arrive on the same day, once the final monies have been received. Keep in mind that completion days are almost always on a weekday to allow the banks and solicitors to arrange transfer of monies and complete other necessary legal or financial actions that would be impossible to do on a weekend.