The key to a successful sale more often than not is down to good planning. Today this is even more essential as recent legislation requires both vendors and their agents to be far more diligent.
Before offering a property for sale there are several practical steps that need to be put in place. Obviously it is important the property you are selling will look its best. This means checking whether it would be sensible to have the exterior re-decorated; the entrance gates painted; the drive or footpath resurfaced and any outstanding repairs undertaken.
First impressions really do count and the very first things a buyer is likely to see are the photographs of the property. Where possible these need to be taken at both the right time of year and right time of day. A buyer or their solicitor will need copies of any planning permissions, building regulations, listed building consents if relevant, not to mention service records for installations such as heating and alarms systems, utility bills and other installations as well as copies of utility bills so it is worth collecting all this paperwork together at the outset.
At Jackson-Stops we are constantly advising our clients on what data they need to collate together and checking the solicitors acting for the vendor have the information they require. It is also helpful for us as your agent to be aware of any unusual conditions or restrictions in a lease, rights of way or boundaries which are unclear so that these can be resolved or at least clearly understood before a sale is agreed.
Whether you are looking at a full marketing campaign or a quiet low-key testing of the market we know how to target the serious buyers who appreciate advance notice of properties coming to the market and ahead of them appearing on property websites. Buyers can benefit from a bespoke service from Jackson-Stops; they value the experience and guidance our staff are able to offer in helping them find the right location and style of property as well as the other factors such as schools, travel or lifestyle changes that drive a purchase. Selling your property, particularly if it is your principal family home, is undoubtedly going to be one of the most important financial and emotional decisions you are likely to make. Jackson-Stops is here to advise and guide you every step of the way.