Our Guide to Selling with Castle Hill Properties
We will advise on the best way to present your property in order to showcase it and will provide high quality photos, floor plans, videos and mail outs.
We will commence advertising and a marketing campaign in all media, on and off line including, estate agency portals, multiple listings systems, our unique lifestyle magazine, networking with over 800 independent agencies nationally being part of the Guild of Property Professionals, social media, direct mailing campaigns and much more. This will ensure maximum exposure for the property.
We qualify all potential buyers, negotiate your best interest and walk you through every step of the transaction from the valuation right through to exchange of contracts, completion, and coordinating between all professionals involved.
Here at Castle Hill Properties we have put together this short selling guide to help you navigate the process of selling your home.
Preparing to Sell:
Preparing your home for viewings:
- Having a cash buyer will speed up the process of exchanging contracts as mortgage approval will take some time and could delay things.
- Being in a chain will slow things down also. The longer the chain, the longer the process.
Accepting the Offer:
Exchanging Contracts & Completion
- Make sure that you leave the property clean.
- When you’re packing your things up, it is a good idea to have a sort through of things that you no longer need or use. There is no point moving things that you simply don’t need.
- If you are using a removal company, make sure that your possessions are insured for transit. Most companies will provide the insurance but do make sure you read the fine print.
- It will be much easier to move if you have someone look after your children or pets.
- Take meter readings (photos help too) of both properties on the day you move.
- Redirect your mail for a few weeks, a good provision against identity theft.
- Keep a small box of essentials close by. Having a cuppa will go a long way when you first get to the new house!
- It is a nice good will gesture to write a ‘fact file’ for your old home for the new owners. This can include the boiler details, instruction leaflets, recycling schemes etc.
- Check that all the water, heating, smoke alarm etc. all work in your new home.
- Tell relevant companies that you have moved including, the local council, employers and the DVLA.