The Selling Process


Selling your home can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time. If you haven’t sold your home before or it’s been a long time since you moved house, you may have forgotten the sales process. In this blog post we put together a step-by-step guide to the sales process. This will help you know what you can expect when selling your home in Peterborough with the help of our team. If you have any queries, just give our friendly team a call.


Market Valuation

We offer a free property valuation in Peterborough. This is where a professional member of our sales team will visit your property. They will determine the value of your property and make recommendations that can easily boost the value of your home or help it sell quicker. This will be your chance to hear about our marketing strategy and fees too.


Preparing Your Property for Sale

Presenting your property in its best possible condition will ensure you gain lots of interest and a potentially speedy sale at market price. As we all know, first impressions count. We will help show off your home in the best possible way. Before we can market your property for sale, we will also need an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) to be commissioned. Our team can tell you more about this.


Marketing Your Home

We will prepare the marketing materials for your home, based on the pictures we have taken of your property and the relevant details we require. This will then be given to you for approval. The property will then go on our website, on local property portals and in the local press. Our proactive sales team will also contact buyers that are looking for a new homes like yours to tell them all about the property and to book a viewing.


House Viewings in Peterborough

If you would like to complete the viewings yourself, this is possible. We can help you out with anything you can expect to be asked, or how you should present your home. However, ordinarily an experienced sales agent will meet prospective buyers in Peterborough at your home and show them around.


Receiving Offers on Your Home

We will notify you of all offers received both by phone and in writing. As part of our service, we will negotiate between you and your potential buyer to come to the right sale price that suits both parties.


Instruct a Solicitor

At this point you will need to instruct your solicitor or property conveyancer to act for you. They will then liaise with the purchaser’s solicitor on your behalf. If you do not have a relationship with a local solicitor or conveyancer, we would happily recommend and introduce you to trusted solicitors that we work with.


Legal Work

As your sales agent, we will prepare your memorandum of sale. This will then be sent to all parties. Upon receipt of this, your solicitor will prepare a draft contract that will be sent to the purchaser’s solicitor. They will then make any preliminary enquiries before conducting local and land registry searches. Once all enquiries are complete, the draft contract will be approved.


Progressing the House Sale in Peterborough

As part of our service, we will stay in regular contact with you and update you with anything happening with the sale of your property. We will ensure that are queries are ironed out and help you to ensure the wheels keep turning towards a smooth completion.


Exchange of Contracts

Once the preliminaries are completed and all paperwork is prepared, and the purchaser has the necessary finance offer in place, contracts of sale will be signed and exchanged, and the deposit will be paid by the purchaser. At this point the completion date for your property will be agreed.


Completion of House Sale

The completion of your house sale will take place then the balance of the purchase price is received. The ownership of the property is then transferred. You will be required to hand your keys into the office. These will then be passed onto the happy purchaser of your home.


Remember, the friendly team here at Mandairs are here to help you every step of the way. We will help to make selling your home in Peterborough as stress-free as possible. Contact us now to find out more.

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