Step-by-step guide to selling property
Having confidence in your estate agent is vital. We make a point of studying property values in our areas very closely. All our valuers are highly knowledgeable and will always provide evidence on how we’ve arrived at a valuation, which is based on our extensive local knowledge and examples of what has recently been sold in the area.
Choosing the right agent
The right agent will make the difference to how you enjoy the experience of selling your property. Archers has a jargon-free plain language terms of business. We obtain buyer feedback and regularly review the marketing of your property and the progress of your sale with you personally. Our job is to find the right buyer for your property and protect your interests.
Instructing a solicitor
Make sure you instruct a solicitor as early in the process as possible. This way once a sale is agreed, you will be in a position to get things moving quickly. Archers can guide you and assist you in obtaining quotes.
Marketing your property
Your property will appear both in online and offline marketing. Our website archersestates.co.uk portrays your property in the best possible light and links to the highest profile property portals Rightmove & OnTheMarket.com. We make it easy for buyers to see the benefits of your property with multiple photos, school catchment area information and helpful street views.
You may receive approaches from other agents when your property first appears on the market. They may tell you that they have a buyer interested in your property. If this is the case, please refer the agent to us and we will handle it for you.
Receiving an offer
When we receive offers on your property we will confirm it immediately to you verbally and in writing within 24 hours.
We will ask any buyer that has made an offer to confirm how they intend to fund their purchase of your property. We also ask each buyer to speak with our mortgage adviser to confirm that they are in a position to obtain a mortgage if necessary.
Once an offer has been accepted we will contact your solicitor, the buyer and the buyer’s solicitor and confirm the details of the sale.
Offers are not legally binding until contracts have been exchanged. From the point that a sale has been agreed until exchange, we will be in close communication with your solicitor, the buyers solicitor and all other parties involved to ensure the process runs smoothly. We will provide you with regular up-dates.
Exchange of contracts
Exchanging contracts is the moment when the sale becomes legally binding on both sides. You can only exchange once your buyer has paid a cleared deposit (usually 10% of the sale price) to their solicitors account. Your solicitor will inform you when contracts have been exchanged and then will inform us.
The completion date is then set by mutual agreement and is contractually binding. Completion is when the buyer's solicitor has transferred the remaining purchase price to your solicitor by the agreed completion date. Your solicitor will contact you and us when the money has cleared in their account and we will then release keys to your buyer.