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Estate Agents | Our Sellers Guide

Selling a property can always be a mixed bag of emotions, ask any estate agent or seller. At Stones, we have made the selling process as streamlined as possible, whilst achieving the best possible prices for our vendors.

8 to 10 properties that come onto the market are sale agreed within the first 4 weeks of marketing! 

We have dedicated Sales Valuers, Negotiators, Team Leaders, Sales Progressors and a Completion team ensuring we get you to the finishing line.

Here’s a step by step guide on how we do this for you.

1. Valuation

Our Sales Valuer, at the time of the valuation, will give you a price based on current market conditions and recently sold property comparable located within a short distance to your property. The research and data available to your estate agent will back this up.

2. Preparation

When you decide to use Stones Property to market your home we take photos and measurements. Our estate agents will also create a floor plan, at a time suitable to you within our office hours.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) 

Since a new law in 2007 your estate agent is unable to advertise your property unless there is a valid EPC – Energy performance certificate. You will need a new EPC when you make a change to the property (heating, insulation etc). This of course will have a better impact on your rating.

3. Advertise

Thereafter we will upload the property onto our high tech software which will feed all the information onto our website, Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location and other nationwide portals.

4. Boost

Advertising your property with us, you will automatically feature at the top of the page with Rightmove for the first 7 days based on applicant search criteria. This enhances the views on your property leading enquiries and phone calls in.

5. Enquiries

Our Sales Negotiators will qualify all enquiries, obtain personal information and if satisfied, will book in a viewing into your property.

6. Confirmation

All viewings are accompanied by a member of staff during office hours, with confirmation requested every morning in order to limit cancellations on the day of the viewing.

7. Appointments

Our team will show your property around answering any questions the prospective purchasers may have according to government guidelines.

8. Feedback

We follow up on all viewings in the morning with viewing feedback given to you once received.

9. Offers

Our estate agents negotiate all offers on your behalf and once you accept an offer, we look to seek financial and legal information from all parties concerned.

10. Progression

Thereafter your sale will progress once a week as a minimum to ensure brokers, solicitors and everyone else within the chain is making progress.

11. Exchange

Once your finances and legal are all in place, you will head to an exchange of contracts. Here your buyer will transfer 10% funds to their solicitor and once your contracts have exchanged, your sale becomes legally binding with a completion date.

12. Complete

On the day of completion all funds are transferred to buyer’s solicitors to sellers solicitors and once received, you have officially sold!

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