Selling your property is far less stressful if you know the process.
Contact us: You can visit our office, call us or e-mail us. If you wish to know why you should choose Premier, click here. At this stage, we will discuss your general requirements as well as gather basic information about the property, such as type of property and its location.
We will also be happy to answer any general questions that you may have.
Meeting at the property: We will arrange a meeting with you at a time suitable for you. At this point, we will collect more detailed information regarding your property, which will assist us in preparing an accurate valuation of the property. We will collect the following information:
Construction information – year of build, material, details of any reconstruction or renovation works carried out and utility details.
Detailed property description – we will make a floor plan of the property and collect detailed information about the property. If any furniture or equipment is to be included in the sale, we will make a detailed list for marketing purposes.
Legal information – we will carry out Land Registry searches to check legal ownership of the property. We will also check if there are any charges over the property (mortgages, notices etc) that may affect the sale.
High quality photo & video – we will make professional photos and a high-resolution video of your property. If we feel that the property needs to be put in a better state of order, we will provide our expert advice on what needs to be done before marketing the property, for example, arrange professional cleaning, repaint walls or repair broken furniture. After all, first impressions matter! In such cases, we will be happy to return to the property at a later point in order to take the photos and make the video.
Financial information – monthly costs, including utility costs, reserve fund, management fees, insurance etc.
Tax consultation – we will be happy to evaluate the tax liability arising from the sale and provide expert advice on how to structure the deal efficiently.
Purpose and time frame of the sale – this information will assist us in preparing the marketing strategy.
Marketing your property: Based on the information gathered, we will provide our expert advice on the current market value of the property and produce a marketing strategy.
Finding a buyer requires maximum exposure across a wide range of media. You will automatically benefit from our comprehensive marketing package, which includes:
Viewings: Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property - in fact 38% of our viewings are carried out after work and at weekends. Accompanied viewings also mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property.
We will do our best to notify you of viewings at least 24 hours in advance in order to ensure the property will be in a presentable manner.
We strongly advise that during viewings the property is vacant. Research shows that properties are more appealing if they are viewed like a “showroom”. Please read our FAQ’s to selling for more information.
Offer: As soon as we receive an offer, we will notify you (verbally and in writing). Any special conditions attached to the offer will also be conveyed to you.
We will do our best to check the buyer’s ability to proceed before you decide to accept the offer or not.
Contract: Once you have accepted an offer, our legal team will prepare the sales contract. The sales contract will stipulate all the terms of the sales in detail, including proposed date of property handover.
The sales contract will be signed by the buyer first and then the seller (in the presence of a Notary). The signed contract will be kept with the Notary. At this stage, the buyer will transfer 10% of the agreed sales price.
Tax: We will prepare all the necessaary documentation for the tax authority and assist you with pament of Transfer Tax.
Legal charges – In the event that your property is charged (for example mortgage), we will liaise with the charge holder to ensure a smooth transition and release of the charge for completion.
Completion: The buyer will transfer 90% of the agreed sales price. Once we receive confirmation that the funds have been transferred, we will carry out property handover with the buyer. We will make note of the utlity readings on this day an inform all service providers
At this point, we will release the keys to the property to the buyer and will file notice of change of ownership in the Land Registry.
Congratulations, your property is now sold!