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Solihull Estate & Letting Agent

Selling with us

Getting you on the move in Solihull

Sellers Tips

It is one of the biggest decisions to sell your home and naturally we all want to achieve the highest price possible. There are many factors which can help influence a positive sale. Initial impressions are key and can set the tone for the rest of the viewing for prospective buyers. Having a well-maintained front garden/driveway is an easy win but the simplest way to boost your homes potential is by ensuring the cleanliness of your home and being clutter free ‘so to speak’. The kitchen and bathroom/s are generally the main features internally so extra attention should be taken to ensure positive impact. Most buyers will have done their research prior to viewing so it is important to gather every important detail your home has to offer.

Dealing with Agents

  • Excellent customer service is our priority. We always suggest you pop into us so we can talk through your needs and you can meet us face to face which is very important in establishing a positive and comfortable relationship.
  • We endeavour to provide you with as much information as possible as well as tips to boost the potential sale of your home. We will guide you through the whole process and a named representative will be available at hand to answer any queries.

The Sale Process

  • Once you have accepted an offer, we will ascertain certain details so we can proceed with next stage of the sale.
  • Communication is vital to us, and we try to ensure that you as our vendor are kept up to speed on a regular basis.
  • The sale process can take anywhere between 2-6 weeks and we will always push for the best completion date to suit both parties.
  • Upon exchange and completion the property is transferred to the new owner and the proceeds of the sale into your account less any outstanding mortgage loan and fees. If part of a chain, then the proceeds would then simply be transferred to the purchasing property. In any event, we will ensure the transfer runs as smoothly as possible and will be at hand for any queries you may have.

Fees & Charges

  • As part of our quality service, we adopt a no sale, no charge fee, so you do not have to worry about any major upfront costs!
  • You will expect to pay for solicitors fees to act on your behalf. We have recommended solicitors that can help you with the process and give you an easy step by step guide.

Moving out

  • Always check and check again, that you have secured and taken all your furniture and belongings that you want to take. Ensure that you have contacted your service providers to either transfer or cancel them.
  • It can be a race against time, moving and organizing items to be transferred to your next location. It’s always good to write a checklist to make sure you have not missed anything.

Buyers tips

It is a big decision to purchase a property so it's important you are aware of what is available on the market. With our dedicated sales team and a named contact for you to deal with at any time it makes sense to use us when searching for your ideal home. We build long-term relationships with clients and have a range of testimonials available to prospective homebuyers to "check us out" so to speak.

We have been in real estate for years and, understand the requirements of our clients in finding the ideal home. We have our dedicated agents at hand to guide you through the process in making it as stress free as possible.

Choosing your perfect area

Research, Research, Research! Make sure you do your research and work out the specific area where you would like to purchase. Make a list of the things that are important to you, transport links, schools (if applicable), access to shopping, bars, restaurants and use these to re-focus your search area. Talk to your local agent (us of course) for some local knowledge as it’s in the best interests of the agent to find you the right property in Solihull.

Dealing with Other Agents

Identify which local agents are offering the types of properties that suit your requirements. Make sure it is in your preferred area and give them a call. Local agents have key insights into the area, property trends and also any other hidden information you may not be offered from a chain type agency. We always suggest you pop into us so we can talk through your purchasing needs and you can meet us face to face which is very important. We register you in our state of the art systems so if any property is available (or about to be available) we know about it.

Viewing properties

  • Be available and flexible to view properties quickly. Solihull Sales & Lettings move swiftly and due to high local demand, properties can be sold within hours of becoming available through us, so it is extremely important you can be available to view promptly.
  • Remember if you view a property you like, take your time as it can be a lot of information to take in. It is always positive to view for a second time, as you may see it in a different way and can help in making your decision.
  • Take someone with you, a close friend or a family member. In any circumstance it’s always better to get a different point of view.
  • Ask, ask and ask again, we will always provide you with as much information as possible and if we do not have the answer right away, we will always endeavour to get the answer.

The offer & sale process

  • Once your offer has been accepted, we will ask you for certain details so we can proceed with next stage of the sale.
  • Communication is vital to us, and we try to ensure that you as the buyer are kept up to speed on a regular basis.
  • The sale process can take anywhere between 2-6 weeks and we will always push for the best completion date to suit both parties.
  • Upon exchange and completion the property is transferred and you now become the legal owner as you will have been issued with the title deed and the keys to your new home. We will ensure this runs as smoothly as possible and will be at hand for any queries you may have.

Fees & charges

  • Once your offer has been accepted on a property you will firstly be expected to ensure you have proof of funds. This may well come in the form of a mortgage loan for which you may need initial approval from your Lender. You will be expected to pay an arrangement fee in addition to a valuation fee. These costs vary from each Lender so speak to us; we will always try and get you the best deal out there!
  • You will expect to pay for solicitors fees to act on your behalf. We have recommended solicitors that can help you with the process and give you an easy step by step guide. You will need to account for stamp duty (dependent on purchase price; see latest government legislation), survey fees, potential removal costs and possible repairs on your new home.

Moving in

  • This can be a stressful time as you may have many things on your mind that you will need to get done. We are at hand to offer any advice and can set up a step by step checklist to ensure you have not missed anything.
  • It is important that you check there aren’t any service repairs that need to be carried out and any minor repairs have been accounted for, as it can become difficult once all your furniture is in place.
  • Remember this is your new home, so enjoy it!
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