John German's Sellers Guide
Everything you need to know to sell your home
Request a valuation
The first task is to find out what your home is worth and you may consider asking several local estate agents to give you a market valuation figure.
Remember this figure is the initial asking price recommended for marketing and there is no guarantee that it will sell for this price.
Your estate agent should discuss local market conditions with you and a realistic selling price.
Be Confident in Your Choice of Estate Agent
You should consider many factors when choosing which agent to use to sell your home and not just choose the one which has quoted you the lowest fee or the highest marketing price. It’s important to have a reputable, professional and responsible agent who will act on your behalf to secure you the best possible price to the best purchaser. At John German Estate Agents we have valuers who are all members of either the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) all with many years’ experience so you can be confident of receiving the best possible advice and service.
Marketing Your Home
In today's sophisticated market, it is important that your property stands head and shoulders above the crowd.
A little preparation before marketing, combined with our high quality printed brochures featuring professional photographs, colour floor plan and individual description, will give your property the presentation it deserves.
Our marketing makes full use of the nation’s favourite internet property portals, such as RightMove, combined with our own highly regarded website www.johngerman.co.uk and we are always looking to innovate and lead through new sites such as OnTheMarket.com.
Negotiating the Sale
The difference between an excellent Estate Agent and the ordinary lies in the skill of negotiation.
Once an offer is made on your property, there is a long way to go before agreeing a sale.
The buyer must be qualified as to their ability to purchase your home and encouraged to offer the best price.
It’s the experience of our team in this process that makes the difference between a successful sale and a lost opportunity.
Instruct a Solicitor
You will need a solicitor to help you with the legal and conveyancing process of your move.
We have local solicitors with whom we work closely on a regular basis and can recommend one to you if required.
Once a sale has been agreed subject to contract and solicitors instructed, many agents consider their job done. Not John German. We have a dedicated and experienced Sales Progression team who will maintain contact with you, the buyer and the solicitors to help guide the process through to a successful completion. That’s why you can be confident in your choice of Estate Agent.
Exchange and Completion
Up until the point of exchange you can withdraw from the sale if your circumstances change. However once contracts are exchanged your sale is legally binding and you could face expensive legal action if you back out at this stage.
A completion date will be set when the purchase monies are transferred to your solicitor and you should hear from both your solicitor and agent to confirm the sale has completed.
"Dear Phillip, we would like to thank you and your staff in the excellent and efficient way they have carried out the sale of our property. We were constantly kept up to date with regular telephone calls and information throughout the sale, and are extremely pleased with the service you have given us at this very difficult time."