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Sales Guide



A guide to selling your property

Step by step guide of useful information for selling your property with Astley & Co.

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Market Valuation


Astley & Co will visit your home to assess its value, discuss marketing strategy, fees, and terms of business.

Mortgage


Should you be looking to move on, then before starting your search, we advise you speak to a mortgage advisor. We would recommend Jamie our in-house advisor. Jamie will assess your financial circumstances and suggest the most suitable mortgage options. You will then know your budget and can then obtain a mortgage agreement in principle to start your property search.

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Going on the Market 


We will need to agree on the marketing price for your property and sign our agency agreement. We will then arrange with our professional photographer to take the photos. Together, we will plan what's best, whether an open day or individual viewings. You will need the Energy performance certificate (EPC) which is a certificate that shows in detail the energy performance of a building and is a legal requirement.

Marketing


Astley & Co will advertise your property extensively. As soon as the details are put on the system, we will match them to prospective buyers on our database and generate viewings. Marketing includes your property being advertised on the major property portals, social media, and our own website www.astleyandco.com  The For Sale Board will be erected, and your property will be displayed in our illuminated office window displays.

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Solicitors 


We can make recommendations for local solicitors, but we do advise instructing a solicitor as early as possible so that when you accept an offer everything is in place, speeding up the whole process.

Viewings 


Prospective buyers will view your property by appointment only through Astley & Co. Ensure your home is presentable before every viewing. We call it ‘viewing ready’! First impressions really do count, with most buyers forming an opinion within the first 15 seconds upon entering a property.

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Offers


We will communicate all offers by telephone and in writing. We will work to negotiate between you and the buyer to arrive at a sale price that both parties agree to.

Confirmation of Sale  


Once an offer is agreed we will prepare a 'Memorandum of Sale' which provides details of the property, agreed sale price, contact details for you and your buyer and both solicitors. This is then sent to all parties.

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Exchange of Contracts & Completion


When all the legal paperwork is prepared, and a formal mortgage offer has been received the contract is signed by both buyer and seller and a deposit is paid. This is a formal binding contract committing you to the process. At this stage, a date for completion will be agreed.

Congratulations – Your sale is complete, and the keys are handed over.

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