Below, you’ll find a brief outline of the sales process, from valuation, to completion. Obviously, it isn’t a comprehensive list, but it should answer most of your questions. If there’s anything it doesn’t cover, or you think of something you’d like to ask, just get in touch with us and we’ll tell you what you want to know.

Selling property in Gloucestershire

How it works

  1. Valuation - You can click HERE to obtain an instant online valuation, or to book for one of our agents to come and visit the property to give you an even more accurate idea of what your property is worth. You may also want financial advice at this stage which we can arrange for you upon request. We can also quote for and instruct a conveyancer on your behalf if you need us to.
  2. Marketing - If you decide to instruct us to sell your property, we will visit the property and take full measurements and photographs. We will then prepare property particulars and a floor plan, showing off your property in the best possible light to potential buyers. We’ll even do our best to visit and take the photos when the sun will be in the optimal position for the best pictures (weather permitting!). At this stage we will need proof of ownership, photo ID and proof of residence from you, the seller. We’ll also need any relevant legal information (building regs certs, leasehold information etc.)
  3. Viewings - We will personally show all viewers around your property. We’d prefer it if you go out during the visit because viewers will feel much more comfortable either giving us an offer on the spot, or providing constructive criticism, which may help us in future viewings. Either way, it’s often better if you’re not there to ensure we can provide as complete a service as possible, let us do the hard work for you!
  4. Offer - When we receive an offer, we will ask the buyer to provide proof of funds and/or an agreement in principle from the lender to make sure we’re not wasting anybody’s time. We will ring you to advise you of the offer, also put the offer in writing to you even if it’s withdrawn or rejected. We will aim to agree the best possible price for you and then your property will be considered ‘sold subject to contract’. We will not continue to market your property once an offer is accepted. Again, we’re not that sort of agent and we believe everybody should be acting in good faith at every stage of the process.
  5. Sales Progression - We will issue a memorandum of sale to both sets of conveyancers, and regularly chase the sale through, providing updates to all parties, and chivvying along conveyancers where necessary! This process usually takes anything from 6 to 16 weeks. We will do our best to make sure it’s nearer to the 6 than the 16!
  6. Exchange & Completion - Once you exchange contracts and the sale is legally binding, we will submit our invoice to your solicitor for a job well done! On the day of completion, your solicitor will ring us once they have received the buyer’s funds and we will release the keys to the new owners! Well done on successfully selling your property, we know you will be happy with our service.
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