SELL YOUR PROPERTY WITH US IN SIX SIMPLE STEPS

“I explain how the market is performing, giving advice and guidance on how to maximise your sale price”

1) BOOK YOUR FREE APPRAISAL

Pricing plays an important role with a number of factors to consider. I will carry out an independent assessment of your property and give advice as to the ideal guide price for current market conditions.

During the visit I will explain how the market is performing, giving advice and guidance on how to maximise your sale price. You can book a free, no obligation valuation today by calling me on 0300 3030636 / 07984 746407 or email doug@networkpropertybrokers.co.uk


2) INSTRUCT US

After you have instructed me I will arrange a suitable time for a professional photographer to visit the property in order to take photographs, create a floorplan, take room measurements and note down key information about your property. I will give guidance on how to prepare and present your property to its full potential which is also known as staging. I also offer a specialist staging service if required.

3) LAUNCHING YOUR PROPERTY ONLINE

Once I have completed the staging visit,  will produce a draft set of property details and within 48 hours will request final approval. Once this is obtained, your property will be made live on the major property portals in just a few hours or on the agreed marketing start date. If agreed, I will also arrange for a “For Sale” board to be erected where appropriate. You are in control all the way through, remember, this is a partnership in order to gain maximum value from your home.

4) VIEWINGS AND FEEDBACK

As you’d expect, prospective buyers are vetted before a suitable time is agreed and every enquiry is answered, thereby ensuring that every lead and opportunity is processed. Communication is a key focus of mine, valuing the importance of providing regular market report updates, discussing the performance of your listing and ensuring that you receive prompt and accurate viewing feedback.

5) OFFERS AND NEGOTIATION

With each offer received, I will negotiate the highest price and assess the buyers financial position in terms of whether they are cash buyers or relying on a mortgage. I will vet prospective buyers by asking for proof of deposit, mortgage offer in principal and check that their existing property is sold subject to contract should this be required.

6) EXCHANGE AND COMPLETION WITH WEEKLY UPDATES

When an offer has been successfully negotiated, I will prepare and send a “memorandum of sale” to all parties (including solicitors) which will trigger the start of the conveyancing process. I will ensure that your sale completes as efficiently as it can by providing regular updates throughout the process, keeping in direct communication with various parties, such as the buyer’s solicitor, their mortgage broker, surveyors, the buyer themselves and of course you and your solicitor. Do remember I am available 7 days a week and until 9pm Monday - Thursday. Helping my clients is at the heart of everything I do.

Mortgages

I work with mortgage specialists who are able to give the best advice you require, either face to face or over the phone at any time and will take care of everything from explaining all of your options to helping you select the right mortgage. Contact me if you would like to speak to a qualified mortgage adviser.


Conveyancing

I offer the complete service to sell or buy any house. I understand the importance of working with a good solicitor (it is crucial in my opinion!) who puts customer service at the forefront of its company ethos. I have worked hard to negotiate the fairest rates and terms for our clients with a number of conveyancing firms who meet specified quality standards.


Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE WILL YOU MARKET MY PROPERTY?

Where 98% of prospective buyers search for properties which is online. Your property advert will be published on all the major property portals including Rightmove and Zoopla. This means that I will likely generate more interest and increase competition on price. I will also help you negotiate the best selling price when offers are received, and ultimately, you will have the final decision on whether you would like to accept a buyer’s offer.

WHY DO VALUATIONS VARY BETWEEN AGENTS?

The market will determine what the buyer is prepared to pay for your property. Our job is to help ensure your property is valued accurately, this is essential and is backed up by real evidence. It’s understandably tempting to instruct the agent who gives the highest valuation, however a recent report from Zoopla showed that the original asking price for a third of properties on the market had to be reduced by £25,000 on average before selling. Every property will sell if it’s presented, marketed and most importantly priced correctly. I am equipped with the latest valuation tools, having more time to focus on property market levels, thereby meaning that the most accurate, evidence based valuations can be provided. Should you disagree with my valuation, or have been persuaded by another agent that it should be higher, then we can test the market for you, however in all cases I will do my utmost to sell your home at the highest price possible.

WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE FOR YOU TO SELL?

I rely mostly on recommendations from previous vendors. It’s essential for me to sell as many properties I can in order to grow the business. Additionally, I am motivated to beat traditional agents and help enforce revolutionary changes in the market to benefit my clients, on fees and service. I will regularly ask for feedback, enabling me to continually improve my service. Furthermore, I am paid once a sale is completed so unlike some high street agents who get paid purely for listing properties, I do not receive my fee until the whole transaction has gone through.

CAN I COME ONBOARD WITHOUT MEETING FOR THE VALUATION?

Yes, if perhaps you already have an asking price in mind that you would like to aim for, you can instruct me at any time. I can immediately get to work on preparing your property for an agreed market launch date however, as I believe getting the initial guide price right is essential to achieving the very best price, it is always advisable for me to visit the property prior to launch and to meet my clients, this also helps when processing money laundering documents to satisfy current regulations etc.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU VISIT?

It depends on availability however it’s typically within 24 hours of your booking.

WHAT IF MY PROPERTY IS ALREADY BEING MARKETED BY ANOTHER AGENT?

You will need to check your notice period with them. If you are outside your fixed term contract period, then you should be able to move easily. You could also opt for a multiple agency agreement with your existing agent, however this will likely result in an increase in their fees. It is counter-productive to list your property with two agents as it could mean duplicate adverts appearing on the same property portals and also mean you are required to pay two fees instead of one.

HOW DO I REVIEW MY ADVERT?

I will ensure that your advertisement is approved by you before it goes live on all property portals. I also ensure that the particulars are correct and that images and floorplan are properly displayed.

HOW LONG IS AN EPC VALID FOR?

10 years under current rules.

WHAT CONSUMER PROTECTION SCHEME ARE YOU A MEMBER OF?

We are proud members of The Property Redress Scheme.

DO I GET ONE POINT OF CONTACT?

Yes, I will be your dedicated point of contact and will handle any ongoing matters swiftly throughout the entire process. 

DO YOU VET PROSPECTIVE BUYERS?

Absolutely, I obtain key information such as their full name, address, contact information and check their buying status and financial position.

HOW LONG AFTER THE HOME VISIT WILL MY PROPERTY BE MARKETED?

I will prepare everything within 48 hours of receiving the photographs and will request approval from you once ready. I usually beat this timeframe and more often than not, have clients ready to launch within 24 hours of receiving final photos.

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