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Any potential buyers that are new enquiries or matched from our extensive database will be checked and verified, we will call you to discuss their requirements and provide relevant feedback. You will then receive the contact information so that a viewing can be arranged.

When a new enquiry is made, we immediately make contact with your potential buyer to record their information obtaining suitable viewing dates, being open 24 hours a day ensures we maximise each and every enquiry.
Generally the best time to put a property on the market is in the early to mid-spring when there tends to be more potential buyers.


Spring: Traditionally there are more buyers at this time of year.

Summer: Sellers may miss out on buyers being on holiday.

Autumn: The appetite for buying homes returns.

Winter: Interest wanes over the Christmas period.

First impressions count so put yourself in a buyer's shoes and consider how you can enhance your property's draw. Consider it’s “kerb appeal”, the first thing a potential buyer will consider before even getting to the front door. Here are some things to look out for:

• Does the front of your house need smartening up?

• Could the front garden be tidier?

• Would the front door look better with a fresh lick of paint?

• Could the front windows do with a clean?


Look at the inside with a critical eye too:

• Keep it clean and tidy. De-clutter and use sensible storage. Potential buyers want to visualise how they can fill in the space.

• Undertake any minor repairs that need doing so buyers will need to really try hard to find any negatives.

• Bring out the best features such as fireplaces and use mirrors to increase the sense of space.

• Banish smoke and pet odours.  Open the windows, brew some fresh coffee and add finishing touches such as fresh flowers, to brighten up the place.

• If you want to re-decorate, go for neutral tones, which will appeal to a wider audience.

Energy Performance Certificate – An EPC, which will need to be commissioned before marketing beginning. EPCs cost between £90 and £120 (including VAT) depending on size of property.

Estate Agent commission – Your Estate Agent commission fee is payable once your property sells and contracts are exchanged.

Legal fees for the conveyancing process – These vary depending on the solicitor you choose. We can recommend a solicitor for you who specialises in the local property market.
The answers to this is among the most demanded by UK property owners, but the fact is, some properties sell in a blink of an eye, while others can take longer.

Generally speaking, selling a home in England takes 2 to 3 months to sell. However, this is not always the case, some properties sell within the first week, while others remain on the market for a number of months.

Here at Yooodle we do everything we can to market your property and sell it as soon as we can.
Time: It’s often said that it’s tougher to sell a house in the height of the summer – with people off enjoying their holidays – or the midst of winter, when the weather is gloomy and attentions turn to Christmas. That’s not to say that you can’t sell a property in those seasons – but it’s worth being aware that the season could play its part.

Available: Make yourself available for viewings as often as possible. People will often line up a number of appointments at once – if you put someone off you’re in danger of allowing them to walk into the arms of another buyer.

Bombarding buyers: Once you get a viewing, don’t be overbearing. Allow someone time to view the property at their own pace and give them room to breathe. Going in too strong with the sales pitch, or overloading them with information, will simply put them off.

Learn lessons: Learn from the viewings you’ve had – if you’re always being asked the same questions then there’s probably a reason and potentially an issue to fix. Failure to learn from this will result in a failure to sell.

First impressions: Your first impression is vital. It’s easy to get your rooms in order and everything tidy while neglecting the outside – yet this will be the first thing your buyer sees. Get your front garden in shape, make sure the windows and doors are clean and don’t leave bins or rubbish where people will have to pass.
 
Pets: Your precious pooch might be your pride and joy but don’t let them dominate a viewing. Some people are nervous about animals and will be put off so try having someone look after them while you have viewings.
As we know, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. So, the presentation of your property is critical for it to sell successfully. This is why we make sure our marketing stands out from the crowd. Gone are the days of standard write ups, we create a story of your property so that potential buyers can get a real feel for your home. We design your e-brochure and printed brochures, removing the overload of text, keeping it clear and concise.

A professional photographer will work their magic using the latest camera technology with Virtual Reality (VR) capturing your property in beautiful 4k definition. The floorplan is created at the same time.

Our boards look great outside your home. They too, stand out from the crowd.

When selling your property it’s a common fact that the more exposure to potential applicants you can showcase your property, the better chance you have of securing a sale. That’s why the reach of Yooodle is one of the many advantages of joining us. We can reach potential buyers from Greater London, Surrey and further afield.

We love a challenge at Yooodle that’s why we do things differently. We are not fussed about multi agency, in fact we like the competitive nature of other agents being involved. It’s our chance to stand out from the crowd.
We are proud to declare that the unsung heroes of the sales process are the conveyancers. Selecting an efficient and experienced conveyancing solicitor really does make a difference in facilitating the completion of a successful sale.

You do not need to use our recommended conveyancers but if you’re struggling to make a choice, we have hand-picked a selection of conveyancers who are trusted for their speed, efficiency, and reliability. Contact us for more information.
Once the seller has accepted your offer, ask them to take it off the market. They don’t have to agree to this, but doing so will shut out other potential buyers.

Now you need to move fast – the seller will want to see progress so try to avoid any unnecessary delays in getting the surveys and other legal work done. Complete the lender’s application form and send them the documents they require – this will include proof of your ID, evidence of your earnings, proof of your address over the last few months and your bank statements, so have these ready.

The lender will then arrange for a valuation to be carried out on the property. This allows them to work out how fair the amount you’ve asked to borrow is compared to what they deem the property to be worth.

If you’re lucky enough to not need a mortgage then you don’t have to get a survey done, though buying a property without one is not advisable.

If you’re buying an older property, one that needs repairs or just for your own peace of mind, you should consider getting a more comprehensive survey carried out than the basic lender’s valuation.
Proof of your identity: You will need to provide your solicitor with proof of your identity. This is usually proof of your address, such as a recent utility bill and photo identification like a passport or driving licence. Other identification documents may be accepted so check with your solicitor or conveyancer beforehand.

Property title deeds: You may or may not have the property title deeds for your home. If you can’t find them, don’t fret; you’ll probably be able to obtain a copy from the solicitor you used when you initially applied for a mortgage or bought your existing property. Furthermore, your current solicitor will need to obtain official deeds from the Land Registry anyway.

Shared freehold documentation: If your home retains a share of the freehold, the relevant documents related to the freehold structure will be required. Alternatively, if your home is leasehold, you’ll need to have a copy of the lease and to fill in a seller’s leasehold information form.

Energy Performance Certificate: The Energy Performance Certificate needs to be included when you sell your property. This certificate is an assessment of the energy use of your home and its CO2 impact. If you don’t have an Energy Performance Certificate, you’ll need to acquire one from a qualified assessor.

Fittings and contents form: The fittings and contents form, otherwise known as TA10, details what is included with the sale of your home. You may want to include a garage, shed, plants, trees, and indoor items in the sale. Both you and the potential buyer should be clear about what is included in the property price as this will prevent delays further down the line.

Property information form: The property information form, or TA6 as it’s also known, is a detailed look at your home.  Any documents noted in this form need to be provided so ensure you have copies. This may include a Buildings Regulations sign off or a Fensa Certificate for replacement windows.

Mortgage details: You’ll need to provide information on your current mortgage, including your account details and the amount that is still outstanding. You’ll also need to provide details of any additional loans or charges registered to your home.

Acceptance of offer: After you have agreed a sale with a buyer, a document stating the acceptance of the offer will be drafted.

You’ll also be required to sign a Transfer of Deeds ready for sale completion. This will be overlooked by your solicitor and the contracts will need to be exchanged with the buyer. The contract will include the sale price, when the sale will be complete, as well as any legal restrictions.

Once the contracts have been exchanged and signed, the sale becomes legally binding, meaning that if one party withdraws, financial compensation will likely have to be paid.  You may also require confirmation of stamp duty from your solicitor if your property is over a certain value. This is usually within 30 days of the completion date.
Completion funds are sent to the seller’s Conveyancer by the buyer’s Conveyancer before a set time on the day of completion. On receipt of the full amount, the seller’s Conveyancer confirms completion with the seller, and asks for authorisation to release the property keys to the buyer and post the signed transfer paperwork to the buyer’s Conveyancer. At that point the money from the buyer is with your Conveyancer.

When a Conveyancer is acting for you in your sale, they will usually ask for payment instructions from you upfront and during the Conveyancing process. The Conveyancer will need your bank details and written confirmation of who the funds are to be paid to. If, for example, there are two or more owners, the Conveyancer may ask if the funds are to be paid to one of you or split between all of you. The Conveyancer will ask you all to sign to confirm your agreement to this.