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Hitchen & Co, Estate Agents in Leeds, Ilkley, York & Harrogate

Step by step selling guide

Step One - Valuation

An accurate valuation of your property is essential before entering into the sales market. At Hitchen & Co our sales negotiators are able to draw on their knowledge of the property market to give precise property valuations. We want to get the best sales price in the shortest time possible for our sellers.

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Step Two - Estate Agency Selection

The selection of the right estate agency for the sale of your property is crucial. The cheapest estate agency is not always the best. An estate agency with the right contacts and longer opening hours will maximise the sales potential of your property. An Energy Performance Certificate must be obtained before the property can be marketed. Hitchen & Co can organise this for our client’s, saving them time and ensuring their property can legally be marketed.
Step Three - Solicitor Selection

The early selection of a solicitor will mean that you are ready to progress further with the sales of a property once a successful offer has been accepted. Your solicitor choice should be considered carefully as you will need one who is experienced and reliable to move the sale forward. Hitchen & Co are able to give solicitor suggestions if necessary.
Step Four - Property Presentation

Attracting the buyers’ attention on the viewings is the key to a successful sale. Now is the time to address those little jobs that have been left undone. Preparing the property for the sales market should include the de-cluttering of rooms and any re-decoration where applicable. Remember the approach to the property counts as well, so tidy pathways and gardens to capture the buyer before they even enter the property.
Step Five - Market, Market, Market

Your property should be launched on the sales market to the widest range of media. At Hitchen & Co your property will be advertised via our dedicated website, web portals, SMS, email and for sale boards. Our online colour brochures include detailed information on the area, location maps, room dimensions and key features. Our marketing team understand the importance of the speed to market to increase the sales potential of the property, updating our systems with new properties every day.
Step Six - Sales Property Viewings

An accompanied viewing by a trained sales negotiator with local knowledge will raise the possibility of a sales offer at the first viewing. All sales viewings at Hitchen & Co are accompanied, our longer opening hours allow the prospective buyer the flexibility to view the property after hours and at weekends.
Step Seven - Offer Receipt

On the receipt of any offer on your property we will advise you via telephone and in writing. In order to assist you in making a decision on the offer we will verify the buyers’ ability to purchase before an offer is accepted.
Step Eight - Offer Acceptance

On acceptance of an offer we will the produce the memorandum of sale and confirm the agreed price with all parties. Your solicitors’ details will be required at this point to move the sale forward. You will need to agree upon the dates for surveys to be done on your property, exchange of contracts and the date for completion that you will be working towards. Hitchen & Co will keep you notified on progress at every point of the sale and negotiate on your behalf.
Step Nine - Exchange Of Contracts

If a deposit is going to be paid on the property it will be paid at the time that the contracts are exchanged. The deposit to be paid will be transferred from the buyers’ solicitor to your solicitors. The completion date will be agreed between yourself and the buyer.
Step Ten - Sale Completion

The remainder of the sale price will be transferred to your solicitors account. Once the funds have been received we will be notified by your solicitor to release the keys to the buyer. Your property has now been successfully sold.

Call us on: 0113 245 0093  
Hitchen & Co, Estate Agents in Leeds, Ilkley, York  & Harrogate

6-8 York Place, Leeds
Monday To Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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