Selling your home can be very stressful, so it is important to choose an agent you can trust who will make this process as smooth as possible. We aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible.
With the vast majority of sellers still entrusting the sale of their property to a traditional estate agent, choosing the wrong one means you could be stuck with them for weeks. We have helped detail below on how to make the process as stress-free as possible, with our trusted and experienced property sales team at Laurence Leigh Residential.
Collectively, we have over fifty years of experience in the profession. We have built strong, long lasting relationships, with both local and overseas clients and work closely with some of London’s leading property buying and relocation agents.
We are an independent London based estate agency that has unrivalled knowledge and access to an in-demand London property market.
Laurence Leigh take pride in long term client relationships based on years of reliability and ensuring the client always comes first.
Buying or selling a home? Do you require a valuation? Please contact us on 020 7483 0101 or fill in the valuation form. In the meantime, here are a few guidelines which we hope will assist:
Senior Sales Negotiator
Laurence Leigh Residential recognises the fact the sale of your home is the most important and expensive transaction you are likely to undergo.
Firstly, if you are selling, you will require a valuation. We can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. We will provide you with a valuation based not only on our in depth knowledge of the area, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties sold.
Instruction of the Agent/Property Details
Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales details of your property. Bearing in mind 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 full colour photographs and floorplans.
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 us and all viewings will be accompanied by one of our senior negotiators.
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Wherever possible, 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 as soon as possible within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.
Our exclusive web site laurenceleigh.com 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 on our own web site, we will feature your home on both Rightmove, primelocation.com and findaproperty.com.
We provide regular prominent advertisement of your property in both the London Property Magazine and the Wood & Vale.
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 applicant in order to achieve the strongest buyer. We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an accepted 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, we will only be too 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 of 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 completion date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.
Upon the completion date, we will always be on hand to try to ensure the smoothest possible handover of your property to the new purchasers.
Updating on Your Sale
We pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise 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.