GUIDE TO SELLING

Step 1 | Valuation

At Delta Properties we understand that your aim is to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time. Our experts know the local property market inside out and will be able to provide you with an accurate valuation as well as advice on the current property market.


Our experts work with two clear objectives in mind:


• Deliver a level of service which is truly exceptional

• To achieve the very best result for you.


Call us on 0203 633 4528 or complete the Valuation Request Form

Step 2 | Instructing Solicitor and Preparing Documents

Find an experienced and efficient solicitor specialising in conveyancing as they will play a critical part in the selling process.

Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order as this can really speed things up. Discuss transaction protocol with your solicitor (this ensures buyers have comprehensive information about your property from the outset). Instruct your solicitor to apply for your title deeds, and be aware that this can take up to two weeks (the deeds to your property are usually kept by your mortgage lender).


When selling a UK leasehold property, it is essential that your checklist includes the following steps:


• Gather written confirmation of when the lease for the property was granted and

• Locate documents confirming annual ground rent

• Make copies of freehold certificates

• Collect service charge documents including details of annual amount, percentage how long is left share you pay and any accounts from recent years.

Step 3 | Preparing Your Property

Take some time to carry out those DIY jobs that have been waiting to be done for some time.

Have a good clear out. Get rid of any clutter and thin out your personal items, like bulky ornaments, family photographs, toys and paperwork. This gives buyers the space to visualise themselves living in your house.

Before the viewings begin, make sure your home is sparkling clean from top to bottom, especially the kitchen and bathroom.

By law, you will need to request an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) for your property before the property can be advertised. Delta Properties can help you to organise this.

Step 4 | Marketing

In order to sell your property fast it will require a maximum exposure across the wide range of media.

Within 24 hours your property will be placed on our website as well as promoted on major property portals (such as Rightmove.co.uk, and Zoopla.co.uk). These sites generate a combined total of over one million hits every day, giving your property the potential for massive exposure.

We also have an extensive database of buyers who will be immediately contacted via phone calls, e-mails and texts.

Step 5 | Viewings

We will accompany the potential buyers at every viewing which means our experts will use their expertise to help sell your property at each viewing.

Our extended working hours also allow us to accommodate more viewing as most of the applicants are only available outside of the usual working hours, or on the weekends.

After the viewing we will report all feedback directly to you.

Step 6 | Offer

Once we receive any offer we will notify you as soon as possible providing following information:


• Offered price for the property

• How the buyer proposes to fund the purchase and if a mortgage is required, whether they have “agreement it principal” ready

• Proposed timeframes

• Any additional inclusions such as: curtains, carpets, washing machine and sofas.


We will help to negotiate the best possible price for you and once the offer is agreed we will inform all the parties in writing.

Step 7 | Exchange of Contracts

Once all the enquiries between both solicitors have been agreed and confirmed next step is to exchange contracts. Both parties (you as the ‘seller’ and purchaser) sign the contracts and the deposit (usually 10%-25%) is then transferred to your solicitor. From this point the buyer will be legally bound to buy the property.

At this point the completion date will be set by mutual agreement.

Step 8 | Completion

On completion date the buyer’s solicitor sends the funds (remaining 90%-75%) to your solicitor. Your solicitor will inform you once all monies is cleared and in your account and will inform us to release the keys


Congratulations, the property is now sold!