Read our handy step-by step guide on the sales process and find out what will happen when you sell your property with Grisdales.
First, you need to figure out your finances. If you’re considering buying a more expensive property you should find out how much you can borrow. Those within existing mortgage terms may be eligible to transfer to a new property and be sure to take into account stamp duty and other moving costs. We can offer a Cost of Move appointment to help budget for selling and moving on.
Setting the right asking price for your property is crucial. A property valued too high risks putting people off and too low means you could end up selling for less than what you could have achieved. Our valuers have many years local experience valuing property and can give you real evidence of how we have reached your valuation. Not only that, but Grisdales consistently achieve the sale price expected by our Vendors.
Our sales valuations are completely FREE, with no obligation to instruct Grisdales to sell your home.
When it comes to selecting an agent, you want to know that the they are experienced and trustworthy. We have over 250 years combined industry knowledge of selling in the local area and an award-winning track record. When you instruct Grisdales to sell your property you can be assured of an unrivalled marketing service.
First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale. Consider addressing outstanding DIY jobs, adding a fresh coat of paint where necessary and decluttering to make rooms appear larger. We can offer advice on how to improve your property to increase its value and completely oversee the project on your behalf.
Many of our viewings are accompanied by our experienced staff and our offices are open 7 days a week to accommodate every viewer’s needs. After all, the weekend provides the most opportunity for potential purchases to search for that perfect new home. Grisdales can also launch your property to the market with maximum impact via our exclusive LIVE VIEW, capturing the initial surge of interest and allowing buyers to view at leisure from any device when the property first comes to the market.
Once you have received an offer, you may need to be prepared to negotiate. This is where the skills and expertise of Grisdales staff come to the fore; checking whether the potential purchaser is paying cash, requires a mortgage, has a property to sell and can fit in with your timescales, all of which may affect your decision whether to accept an offer or not.
After you accept an offer, we will ask you to confirm your solicitor’s details, prepare a memorandum of sale and write to all parties to confirm the agreed price. Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you may agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion. Communication is key and we will keep you informed every step of the way.
Exchange of contracts occurs once initial enquiries following receipt of draft contracts have been satisfied, evidence of ownership has been proven, any issues highlighted in the lease are answered and local search queries are received. A list of the fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale is also agreed and the buyer’s mortgage offer is confirmed. There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed and exchanged.
Once the contract has been signed by both parties, the deposit will be transferred by the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement. Completion occurs when the residual monies are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account who will call you when this has been done and will instruct us to release the keys to the buyer.
We understand that there can be a lot to take in when buying and selling property. If you have any questions, please do hesitate get in touch with us. In the meantime, take a look at Propertymark’s handy jargon-busting guide to the sales process HERE.
Located in our Cockermouth Branch, Destiny is our Senior Sales Negotiator. Say Hi!
As a senior sales advisor, Destiny brings a uniquely empathetic approach.
Her incredible work ethic and deep understanding of people’s personal needs leads to an irreplaceable experience, whether you are buying or selling. Always willing to go the extra mile, Destiny is incredibly thorough and dedicated to ensuring the greatest customer service is delivered with every home.
Destiny is married to Jamie and has recently been on maternity leave to have a beautiful baby girl, Paige. She enjoys spending time with her new young family, especially getting out in the lakes with her dog, Buddy the Beagle. She loves catching up with family and friends with a tea or wine!
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