The Selling Process

Selling your property can be a stressful process, however FSL are here to help you at every stage with our simple step by step guide. Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time.

1. OBTAIN A VALUATION

FSL offer free valuations. Our philosophy is to provide a true market valuation.

2. SELECT AN ESTATE AGENT

When choosing an estate agent, choose one that will present your property in the best possible light, with eye catching For Sale boards, extensive presence on the major internet property portals, be contactable 7 days a week and with experienced staff that will work with you every step of the way. FSL does all of this and more.

3. OBTAIN AN EPC

Any residential property being marketed for sale must have an Energy Performance Certificate. The EPC gives your property an energy efficiency rating and provides recomendations on how to improve the energy efficiency. FSL can provide EPC’s at a competitive rate.

4. PRESENT YOUR PROPERTY

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger. FSL will provide free advice on the best ways to present your property.

5. VIEWINGS

FSL can accompany potential purchasers at a time to suit you. We always recommend however that viewings are carried out during daylight hours.

6. RECEIVING AN OFFER

As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing. We will check the buyer’s ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.

7. INSTRUCT A SOLICITOR

The successful sale of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to use a solicitor who specialises in conveyancing.

FSL have a selection of tried and tested solicitors that are experts in conveyancing who operate at competitive rates and who we would be happy to recommend.

8. AGREE AN OFFER

Once an offer has been agreed we will prepare a Memorandum of Sale which is sent to all parties including your solicitor and the purchasers solicitor confirming the agreed price and any special conditions.

You will now need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing process.

9. EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS

After your solicitor or conveyancer has completed all the necessary checks you’ll be asked to sign a contract legally committing you to the sale. At this point you will usually agree a date to complete the sale.

10. COMPLETION

Congratulations. You have finally sold your property.

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