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Selling process - Stage 7 - Exchanging contracts on property and completing

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
Why is exchanging contracts so important? Exchanging contracts and completing are the final hurdles of selling your property and where things become legally binding. Without exchanging the sale isn’t legally binding, which is why, especially at this point, you must stay in regular contact with your solicitor to keep up with how the process is progressing. What happens during exchanging contracts? The seller’s solicitors are responsible for drafting the contracts. The exchange of the contracts
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Selling process - Stage 6 - Receiving offers

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
A buyer wishing to make an offer needs to speak to the estate agent you have chosen to sell your property. They can do this verbally (over the phone or in person) or in writing (via post or email). However, this offer is not legally binding until exchange of contracts, therefore an offer subject to contract still allows for the price of the property to be negotiated. The estate agent must communicate all offers to the seller in writing even when the offer has been discussed verbally. Any cond
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Selling process - Stage 5 - Viewings of your property

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
After all the hard work you have put in, you’ll need to be ready for the people who want to view the property. Just like when you made it look its best for the photography, this is all about preparation: Make sure the front of the house is tidy and neat. Depending on the location of your property, clear space for viewers to park their vehicles. The property should be clean, tidy, well aired and well lit. If you have pets it might be best to arrange for them to be cared for during a vi
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Selling process - Stage 4 - Get viewings, not just views

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
First impressions really do count. At Howards we can help your property get viewings and offers. We use unique technology that matches your home’s best features with the things your buyers love, so they’re more likely to click, arrange a viewing and make an offer. Here are some things that you can put in place to make sure your home looks its best: The front of the property is the first thing people will look at, especially if you are going to have a ‘For Sale’ board outside. Make sure i
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Selling process - Stage 3 - Should I choose a solicitor or conveyancer?

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
A solicitor or conveyancer will be needed to transfer the legal ownership of your property to the buyer. There is a difference between the two: A conveyancer focuses on residential property as a specialist in property law A solicitor is a qualified lawyer – as well as property law they will have training and experience in other matters such as divorce or medical malpractice A solicitor may cost a little more than a conveyancer, but if you feel the sale will be more complicated than us
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Selling process - Stage 2 - Choosing the right estate agent for you

April 5, 2022
Selling Process
Choosing an agent can be a bit overwhelming. Especially if they are all promising the same things! An estate agent can help you to sell your property for the right price at the right time. However, the process of finding the right one for you can be a bit overwhelming, especially if they are all promising similar things. Use our tips to help you navigate this part of selling your home, starting with the important considerations for finding your estate agent: The important questions There
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Selling Process - Stage 1 - How to sell your home: a complete guide

April 4, 2022
Selling Process
What research should I do before I sell my property? Before you decide to sell your property, it is worth doing a bit of research yourself before contacting agents. Ask yourself some questions: What are similar properties in the area selling for? Use this a guide figure to help you. A more precise valuation can come later. Is now a good time to sell? Check property market guides and reputable news sources to help you. The HomeOwners Alliance has up to date Media & Reports includ