The Process of Selling with Andrew Louis
Selling property can be far less stressful when you understand the process
Step 1 Accurate ValuationWe visit your property and assess its true value based on comparable evidence and current market conditions. We will also talk through our fee structure and our terms of contract with you so you are aware of your obligations.
Step 2 Appoint an Estate AgentWhen choosing an Estate Agent consider their opening hours, when they will be available to conduct viewings, their high street presence and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.
You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? Andrew Louis can arrange this for you. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can be marketed.
Step 3 Instruct a SolicitorThe successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. We recommend you use Home Legal Services who offer competitive pricing, fixed fees, no completion no fee and 24/7 online tracking
Step 4 Marketing your PropertyWhen you instruct Andrew Louis to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our award winning website, all the major property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla , local newspapers and property magazine and direct communication to our registered buyers.
Step 5 Accompanied ViewingsViewings of your property will be accompanied by us. We are trained professionals and experienced in creating the right atmosphere to have the best chance of getting an offer for your property. We provide you with feedback within 24 hours.
Step 6 Receiving an OfferAs soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing. Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.
Step 7 Accepting an Offer
Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
- Prepare a memorandum of sale
- Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
- Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details
Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.