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10 Steps to Selling Your Home

We know that selling a property can be a stressful and daunting task, so we have put together a handy guide that outlines the 10 key steps that should make the process smoother and easier. 

#1: Accurate Valuation

Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time, but be realistic. Your property is only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it.

#2: Selecting an Estate Agent

Consider their opening hours for viewings, their local area knowledge and how they present themselves.

#3: Instructing a Solicitor

The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. Do some research, ask a friend…

#4: Presenting your Property

First impressions count!! The presentation of your property is often critical to a successful sale.

#5: Marketing you Property

To find your perfect buyer you need maximum exposure on your property across a wide range of media.

#6: Viewings

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property - in fact around 40% of viewings are carried out after work and at weekends.

#7: Receiving an Offer

As soon as an offer is received you will be notified, even if the offer is on the low side. An offer is good news, it can often be a starting point for further negotiation.

#8: Offer Agreed

All offers will be discussed and the Agency will negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way until an offer is accepted.

#9: Exchange of Contracts

Once the contract has been signed by both parties . The completion date is then set by mutual agreement. “Almost there...”

#10: Completion

Congratulations. Your property is now sold!


Click here to download the '10 Steps to Selling Your Home with Gates Estates' pdf.