Selling a home is not something that you do every day. In fact, you’re likely to only do it a handful of times in your life. Yet with huge sums of money involved and the understandable emotions which come with selling your home, it’s no wonder that so many people find the whole process really confusing.
Here at Maxey Grounds, we understand that. We’ve got years of experience selling homes in Fenland, Chatteris, March and Wisbech and are the people you need to guide you through the process and ensure you get the very best price for your house. If you’re thinking of selling soon then here is our quick-fire guide to the house selling process.
It’s vital to find the right agent, as you’re going to be relying on them heavily in the coming months as you sell your house. You’ll want to look in-depth at the services they will provide and, importantly, how much you will pay for them. With some agents this can be quite unclear and homeowners can find themselves stung with massive fees they weren’t expecting. At Maxey Grounds, we recognise the need to be able to specify exactly what you want and that’s why we developed our service packages. We offer three distinct levels of service for residential sales – digital, premium and premium plus. If you want to sell quickly then premium plus is ideal as it utilises all the tools we have to ensure we find you a great buyer ASAP. If you are happy to do more of the work yourself then our digital package could be ideal for you.
If you’ve ever visited a show home before then you’ll know that every room is immaculately clean and well-presented and that’s because that’s what potential buyers are looking for. To get the best price for your house ensure it’s up to the best standard for every visit and you’ll find a buyer in no time. When it then comes to offers our agents will be able to advise you whether we think you should accept or not. That advice is really crucial as it can save a lot of heartache in the long run if you’ve gone with a buyer who then pulls out.
You’ll need to find a solicitor who can handle your sale from the legal side, and also process your purchase if you are buying somewhere new at the same time. As a seller the only other things you need are an EPC certificate, which shows how energy efficient your home is, and all the documentation you have for your house such as deeds and proof of permission for things like a conservatory. The great news is that any of our three service plans all include the cost of getting an EPC produced so we’ll do this bit for you.
As the seller, we know that at times you can find the whole process quite frustrating as there is very little for you to do – it’s all down to your buyer to get their surveys done, mortgage arranged and all the legal aspects sorted. We’ll be working hard to ensure that they do all of that as soon as possible and we’ll make sure that you are kept informed every step of the way so you can plan for when your moving day will be.
Once everything is ready and all the legal papers have been signed, exchange of contracts will take place. This is the point where your buyer pays a deposit for the house and if they were to pull out from here, there are severe financial consequences. All being well completion then takes place on a pre-arranged date a couple of weeks later and this will be your moving out date. On the day, we’ll wait to hear from you with confirmation that you have moved all your stuff out before then handing over the keys to the new owners.
Selling a house can be this simple, but working with the right estate agent is the best way to ensure it is. If you are thinking of selling your home then give us a call today. One of our team will be happy to come round and talk you how easy it could be.