Sellers Guide


Step 1 Accurate Valuation

Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our expert valuers carry out valuations every day, giving us intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.

Call us on 01253 621769 or complete the on-line property valuation request form.

Step 2 EPC

It is essential to organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate before your property can be marketed.  If you do not already have one Savill Court can arrange this for you. 

Step 3 Instructing a Solicitor

The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. We can offer recommendations if required.

Step 4 Presenting your Property

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property is 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.
Savill Court Estates team will then take photographs and write comprehensive property descriptions, all in just one visit.

Step 5 Marketing your Property

When you instruct Savill Court to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our unrivalled sales team, exposure on our website and Zoopla, full colour property details, eye-catching for sale boards.

Step 6 Accompanied Viewings

Accompanied viewings means we can use our expertise to help sell your property.

Step 7 Receiving an Offer

As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing. We will also check the buyer's financial arrangements before proceeding with the sale.

Step 8 Offer Agreed

Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
•Prepare a memorandum of sale
•Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
•Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

Step 9 Exchange of Contracts

Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
•Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
•Evidence of a good title
•Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable
•Local search queries
•Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
•The buyer's mortgage offer

Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

Step 10 Completion

Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account.
Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

Congratulations, your property is now sold!

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