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Sellers Guide

Selling a property can always be a mixed bag of emotions. 

At Stones, we have made the selling process as streamlined as possible, whilst achieving the best possible prices for our vendors.

8 / 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. This will be backed by research and data available to us.

2. Preparation

When the time is right and you decide to use Stones Property to market your home, photos, measurements and a floor plan will be taken and created at a time suitable to you within office operating hours anytime during the 6 days a week we are open.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) 

By law we are unable to advertise your property unless there is a valid EPC – Energy performance certificate. This was introduced in 2007 and an EPC is valid for 10 years. If however changes have been made to the property (heating, insulation etc) then a new EPC will have to be created. This of course should have a better impact on your rating as usually the property will have been updated.

3. Advertise

Thereafter the property will be uploaded 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 be featured 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

All viewings are followed up in the morning with viewing feedback given to you once received.

9. Offers

All offers are negotiated on your behalf and once an offer has been accepted, we look to seek financial and legal information from all parties concerned.

10. Progression

Thereafter your sale will be progressed 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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