Selling your home can be stressful, so it is important to choose an agent that you can trust to help make the process as smooth as possible. We aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy and as enjoyable as possible.
Firstly, if you are looking to sell, you will require a fully up to date valuation. @Home can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based not only on their in depth knowledge of Southampton and surrounding areas, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties sold.
Instruction of the agent/property details
Having received your instructions to market your property, we will prepare full sales details of your property. Understanding the importance of presentation, we will ensure that your sales details highlight the vitally important aspects of your property and ensure that your home is shown to its best possible advantage with the aid of professional full colour photographs. If you would like to take advantage of any of the other products that we can offer then please just feel free to ask!
Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers. Appointments to view your property are made by @Home and accompanied viewings will always be arranged to show prospective buyers around your home. Your property is now ready to market and we offer the following services at no extra cost:
For Sale Boards
This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day and will provide up to 70% of the overall marketing.
Office & Window Displays
External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our high street office windows in order to optimise exposure to the market place.
All prospective buyers who register with us are asked to provide email addresses in order to ensure that they are notified of any new properties within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.
Mail Shots & Telesales
We will contact registered prospective buyers as soon as we receive your instruction to market. In turn, approved property particulars will be forwarded to all new registered buyers just as soon as possible.
All new instructions marketed in our 'CLASSIC' and 'PREMIER' packages will always have viewings accompanied by a member of the @Home team. This is vital for us to be able to point out all the positive aspects and benefits of your property and the immediate area to our potential buyers.
One of the biggest complaints about Estate Agents is that feedback from viewings is never forth coming. Our 'CLASSIC' and 'PREMIER' packages guarantee feedback within 24 hours of any viewings taking place.
This is updated daily and full colour details of your home are placed on our website within 24 hours of being placed on the market.
Besides the exposure of our own site, @Home is also affiliated with many of the better known property portals which includes extensive marketing on rightmove.
Updating on your sale
@Home prides ourselves on our conscientious sales management. With our 'CLASSIC' and 'PREMIER' packages, we provide a dedicated sales chaser who will keep you regularly updated on your sales process right through to completion, liaising with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
Any offers we receive are promptly verbally notified and then followed up in writing. Our competent sales team will negotiate between you and your prospective purchaser in order to achieve the strongest buyer with your best interests always at the front of our minds. We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an acceptable offer has been agreed.
At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and should you require assistance, @Home will be pleased to recommend local firms. The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the survey. The sellers’ solicitors will request the title deeds from the lender (if appropriate) or yourselves as the seller and the fixtures and fittings form must be completed at this stage. The solicitors draw up the draft contract which sets out the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all relevant documents. Any enquiries will then be raised, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and local searches carried out.
Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.
Exchange of contracts
As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, a mutually convenient date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.
The completion and your actual house move can take between 2 to 28 days depending on the buyers, sellers and their respective solicitors.