10 Step Guide to Selling

number Accurate Valuation

tick Sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time

number Select an estate agent

tick Are they readily available to conduct viewings

tick Have they got high street presence

tick Will your property be advertised on all of the top property portals including Rightmove and Zoopla and weekly local press advertising. This is critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.

tick Will they organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf or will you need to arrange this yourself? Jigsaw Move can arrange this for you. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can be marketed.

number Instruct a Solicitor

tick The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help to avoid delays. If however, you need a recommendation for a solicitor then let us know and we will recommend one for you. If the conveyancing is via Elmhirst Parker LLP then Jigsaw Move will retain a referral fee of £60 inc VAT for this recommendation if applicable.

number Present your Property

tick First impressions count, making the presentation of your property is critical to a successful sale.

tick Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to de clutter to make rooms appear larger.

tick We will then take photographs, produce floorplans and write comprehensive property descriptions, all in just one visit.

number Market your Property

tick To find your perfect buyer you need to give your property maximum exposure, when you instruct estate agents in Selby and Goole Jigsaw Move to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our comprehensive marketing package.

number Viewings

tick We will accompany all viewings using our expertise to help sell your property at no extra charge. However, it is your home so if you wish to do your own viewings yourself just let us know.

number Receive an Offer

tick As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing.

tick Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated in writing and we will check the buyer's ability to proceed before you decide whether to accept the offer.

tick Remember, this is your home and your money so the offer we work hard to negotiate is only good if you think it is.

number Offer Agreed

tick Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

tick Prepare a memorandum of sale
tick Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
tick Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details

tick Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

tick We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.

tick There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

number Exchange of Contracts

tick Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:

tick Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
tick Evidence of a good title
tick Specific issues highlighted in the Lease, if applicable
tick Local search queries
tick Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
tick The buyer's mortgage offer

tick Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker's draft by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.

number Completion

tick Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account.

tick Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

tick Congratulations, your property is now sold by Selby and Goole Estate Agents Jigsaw Move!

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