SALES

If you have a property in Islington, Highbury, Camden or any of the surrounding areas, and are looking to sell, our experienced sales team can provide a realistic and accurate valuation and assist with all aspects of marketing and negotiation of your property.

Our selling process

Know your value
Market the right way
Finding a buyer
Negotiation
Final Steps
To begin with you need to know how much your property is worth by obtaining an open market valuation. You need an established expert in the area who understands that square footage values are purely a guide, and not to rely on a property portals estimation of value; local knowledge and having comparable evidence to hand, is crucial to determining values and this is where Maida Vale Homes excels.
Marketing is key! We understand the importance of presentation along with internet and High Street exposure. Details need to be succinct, well written and accompanied by professional photography and floorplans.
Our expert sales team help you finding the right buyer for your property. We use different online platforms to look for potential buyers who are looking to buy a property.
When you receive an offer, we will inform you promptly by telephone of the level of the offer followed by an email outlining the offer. We will advise you if the buyer is chain free, obtaining a mortgage or is buying solely with cash. We will seek proof of the mortgage and proof of funds and, in the case of multiple bids, offer you the best advice on choosing which buyer is best to proceed with.
Once an offer is accepted the next stage is arranging solicitors, survey dates and desired exchange and completion dates. Once your solicitor is appointed they will liaise with the buyers’ solicitor, who will confirm they are instructed. Your solicitor will provide such information as, a copy of the draft contract and other related details which will vary depending whether or not the property being sold is freehold or leasehold. The buyers’ solicitors should also carry out various local authority searches, together with additional local authority questions.

Before your solicitor asks you to sign the contract he/she will need to ensure that all enquiries raised by the buyers’ solicitor have been returned and are satisfactory, that fixtures and fittings included in the purchase are accurately presented and a completion date has been agreed between the two parties. Exchange of contracts makes the transaction legally binding and financial penalties will be imposed on the buyer or seller if either should subsequently withdraw from the transaction. It must be said that this is a very rare occurrence. On exchange of contracts it is usual for a 10% deposit to be lodged by the buyer, though this figure may vary. Exchange is followed by the completion, the date of which will have been written into the contract prior to exchange and on completion the balance of the monies are paid by the buyer. Once received, your solicitor will authorise us to release the keys to the new owner.

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