Fact: Buyers are picky people. From the moment they see your home they’re going to be judging it on every level. (Think mother-in-law level vibes). So you need to make sure your property is sitting pretty and looking its best. Good agents will be all over this from day one, with practical advice on how to get your house ready for sale. Our mantra when it comes to selling is declutter, depersonalise and decide on the best agent. You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Appraisal NOT valuation

There are so many moving parts and external forces when it comes to setting the price for your home, making traditional valuations moot. We’re constantly appraising local supply and demand, the buyer’s journey and, crucially, the latest property headlines too, so that your property is up to the job and ahead of the game.

Choosing your agent and pricing your home

Ah, the tricky part. Hidden agendas by some agents can send you down the wrong path. Not with us. We work hard to make sure your home is positioned to do one thing. Create demand. We’re an independent family agency which means we have no KPIs to hit. No boxes to tick. If it works for you, it works for us.

When it comes to creating demand, video and social media are non-negotiable in today’s market. Let’s face it, we’re a phone-hugging society of scrollers. But if your agent isn’t there, neither are you. We’ll make sure you’re visible and that your content is current and cool … just like us.

House viewing time

We’ll never push buyers to view if the property isn’t ready. Every visit counts, so instead of rushing it through, let’s get it prepped to perfection. We’re on hand to ensure every viewing is a memorable experience for all the right reasons, and we’re here seven days a week so that single viewings, block viewings and open houses happen at a time that best suits you and your potential buyers’ schedules, rather than our own.

Offers and the best buyers

The buyer’s journey, their history and our interactions with them from the off all piece together to help us reach that gut feel to choose wisely when it comes to going with the right and best offer for you. We also work with independent mortgage brokers to make sure they can stand by their offer.

Choosing a solicitor

Your instructed solicitor will have more say in this part of your life than you would honestly believe. You need a pilot for this journey so it’s time to decide if you want to go by private jet or cattle class. Don’t underestimate how vital it is to use a solicitor who comes highly-recommended from someone you trust, who’s actually used their services themselves, and - crucially - used them recently (unless you fancy a trip back up fax machine memory lane, that is).

The journey to exchange and completion

This ‘bit in the middle’ is often described as a desert with the occasional tsunami thrown. Which is pretty apt! Our ethos of ACT (Access, Communication, Time) means we’ll be prepared and ready to weather any stormy moments and keep the process on track. Reminder: your choice of solicitor will very much determine what plane we’re on, and how we fly through the turbulence. So choose wisely!

We’re here to make selling your house exciting and smooth. Stick with us, follow our top tips, and let’s get you moving in the right direction.