We offer a competitive commission rate based on whether you ask us to be your sole estate agent, or if you decide to list your property with more than one estate agency. If you choose us as your sole agency our rate is 1.75% + VAT. And if you also list your property with other agencies our rate is 2.5% + VAT.
There will be no fee if the property is not sold.
We work with a number of reliable and competitive local services and can recommend a mortgage advisor and local solicitor, if needed. We can also recommend local builders, decorators, plumbers and electricians.
What you will need to do
Before selling your place
Before we can sell your property on your behalf there are a few things that you’ll need to do first.
Your first step is to sign the sales agreement that we’ll give you. We can’t begin advertising your property without this.
Photos and description
We’ll need to take photos and write a property description, which you’ll need to confirm as accurate and approve before we start marketing your property.
It’s helpful if we can keep a set of keys for the property, so that we’re able to take people to view it when you’re not there.
We’ll put a ‘For Sale’ board on, or beside, your property. Please tell us if you prefer not to have this.
Energy Performance Certificate
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is valid for 10 years and gives:
- information about a property’s energy use and typical energy costs
- recommendations about how to reduce energy use and save money
- the property’s energy efficiency rating from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient)
By law, you must have an EPC before you can market your property for sale. And we must show this certificate to potential buyers before they view your property.
To get an EPC, you’ll need to use an accredited assessor. We can do this on your behalf at a cost of £99 (inc VAT).
You can read more about EPCs on the GOV.UK website by searching for ‘Energy Performance Certificate’.
Other things to think about
Paying attention to the small details can help you to sell your place quickly. Potential buyers will want to be able to imagine themselves in your place and it’s harder for them to do that if it’s untidy or needs cleaning.
We recommend that you have a bit of a tidy up before we take the photos – things such as making the beds, clearing dishes from the sink and putting away laundry can make a big difference and are easy to do.
You may also want to fix anything that’s obviously broken, such as a door that sticks, or give a fresh lick of paint to any walls that have become marked.
Doing these things may not increase the value of your property, but will help to make it look its best for potential buyers.
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.