Be Open Minded
In your price range there may be many properties available for sale. Choose according to those criteria most important to you – understandably price and location will be a primary focus. Try to be open minded and not miss the opportunity of a property that may not fit the immediate ‘job description’, but with some reworking could become your ideal home.
Be prepared to compromise on smaller issues.
If space is a key requirement, an older semi could be a better bet than a modern detached house, or paying more to be nearer a station could save on fuel and compensate for higher household bills.
Make a shortlist
Download the brochure, study the floorplan and conduct a quick ‘recce’ of the house to get an idea of its surroundings, or if you are not local, use the ‘streetview’ button to take a virtual ride along the street.
We can always tell you lots more about the property and the circumstances surrounding its sale. You will usually receive a call from us shortly after viewing to assess its suitability and pass your feedback on to our vendor. If we understand why the house was not right for you, we will be better able to find the ‘right’ one next time!
Whether you are looking at us as the agent to sell your home or you are thinking of buying from us, let us put your mind at rest on a few matters.
We Are Not Just Estate Agents
We are also local residents! All our team live locally and have an in depth knowledge of their market place as well as its amenities, schools, transport services and even the best pubs and restaurants! The sales team have been chosen not just for their local knowledge, but for their empathy and understanding of the house sale and purchase process.
Honesty and Clarity From Start To Finish.
As your advisers, we are not simply reactive to events, but anticipate events to drive the process at your pace and provide solutions where needed.
Not all Estate Agents are regulated. We are
We are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and National Association of Estate Agents. All the advice we give is based on a sound knowledge of the house moving process that we have all been a part of for many years.
We have numerous avenues available to us to ensure your property reaches as wide an audience as possible, and will advise you on the best means of achieving this.
High quality presentation is vital to sell your home and research has shown that professional photograph can add £1000’s to the sale price. Most agents employ their own staff to take their photos. Lex Allan has found that using a professional photographer can dramatically increase the amount of ‘hits’ a property gets on the internet! More traffic means more potential buyers.
Detailed floor plans
Clear and detailed floor plans are a must now for all good Estate Agents. They are more accurate and helpful than old fashioned room by room descriptions. A good floor plan provides potential purchasers with a clear picture of the shape, layout and sizes of the rooms, increasing the number of viewings and weeding out the time waster.
Put simply ‘Brochures sell houses’. With an emphasis on great photography with large images and engaging descriptions designed to bring your property to life, our brochures are designed to sell the very best your property has to offer to potential purchasers.
We make no inflated promises that we cannot keep, only that our specialist advice will ensure you are provided with the very best platform from which to sell your home.
Time spent in taking a good look at your home before you go on the market - inside and out - is well worth the effort!
Decorating and de-cluttering, mowing and pruning, replacing light bulbs and lighting a fire…can all make a real difference in the arena of presentation.
During our initial visit we will advise on how to show your house at its best.
“You will receive a FREE copy of our unique ’10 Point Pre-Sale Checklist’ and our guide to ‘Selling Your Home”.
Our team will also advise you on how best to show prospective buyers over your home, unless of course, we are offering an accompanied viewing service .