Vendor Guide

The key steps involved with selling a property are summarised below. If you need any further information or advice, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  1. Establish the value of your current property
  2. Select an estate agent
  3. Arranging an EPC Certificate
  5. Viewings
  6. Negotiating the deal
  7. Completing contracts

Establish the value of your current property

Finding out the value of your property is an important first step to ensure you understand how you will finance your move.

We will be happy to provide you a free, no-obligation, property appraisal, at a time that suits your needs. We can provide evening and weekend appointments if required.

Our appointment with you would typically take 30 mins and would include a detailed viewing of your property. We will discuss the specific needs relevant to your own situation, market forces and current demand, previous transactions in your area and activity levels with other properties similar to your own.

We will also endeavour to answer any questions you may have at the appointment.

To book a free valuation, please submit a request here.

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Select an estate agent

Having established the value of your property and decided to go onto the market, you will need to choose an Agent to act on your behalf.

Here at Urban Property, we are an independent and family run company, so we work hard to ensure we give you a personal, and professional service. With over 50 years experience in the business, we provide high quality particulars and can get your property on the market as quickly as possible.

Our office is located on opposite Garden Village, on Holderness Road in Hull, ensuring your property is in our window to be seen to the high volumes of foot traffic. We feature on the top two property portals, Rightmove & Zoopla, as well as our own website, and social media- ensuring your property gets maximum exposure.

We have unique and eye catching For Sale boards, which can be erected outside your property within 24 hours if required.

Contact us to find out more about what we offer you.

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Arranging an EPC Certificate

An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for a property is a legal requirement. With our HIP partners, we can arrange to have an EPC produced for you quickly and at a very competitive rate, which can be added onto your selling fee at the end should you choose.

Contact us to learn more about our HIPs service.

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The majority of buyers use internet property portals to search for a new home. Therefore the visual imagery used with these listings are the first taste of your home a potential purchaser is likely to experience and this will be hugely influence whether they contact us to arrange a viewing.

Preparing your home for photography is therefore one of the most important actions you can take to maximise your chances of attracting interest. This could involve some moving of furniture and basic de-cluttering.

We offer a house doctor service free of charge for our vendors, where by we can help you maximise your properties potential, whether it be de cluttering or a lick of fresh paint- we can give you our expert advice.

3D & 2D Floor plans can also be added to your property details to help buyers view the lay-out of your home and help them visualise how they would place furniture etc!

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We will discuss with you the best times of the day & week to present your property and do our best to steer appointments around these times. Many considerations need to be made, including your normal weekly patterns, parking availability and traffic levels, children and pets, light levels and garden aspects.

We also offer an accompanied viewing service if the property is empty or you would prefer us to show viewers around, please ask for more details.

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Negotiating the deal

Any offer received will be put forward to you verbally at the first available opportunity, and in writing within twenty-four hours. You will need to make a response to any offer. If the initial offer is rejected and the purchaser decides to increase their offer, the process will simply be repeated.

We will make all best endeavours to qualify purchasers in advance of any viewings - but at the very latest, at offer time. By "qualify" we mean that we will formally check their status and ability to proceed with any offer they make. In order for us to do this, we will ask for contact details of their broker or mortgage lender if applicable, and any estate agent dealing with their current property sale.

You will need instruct a solicitor/conveyancer to act for you in the sale. It is only when this information has been provided and we have contacted the necessary parties for verification of your purchasers' situation that we will consider whether it would be pertinent to stop showing your property to other prospective purchasers.

It is at this stage that we will try to make you aware of any chain implications and the likely timescale of any agreed transaction. Due to the nature of the buying process, it is important to note and understand that any information provided by us concerning the transaction chain is not guaranteed and could change at any time. However, regular liaison will be made with legal parties acting on both your and your buyers behalf to ensure we can keep you abreast of progress on a timely basis.

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Completing contracts

Once you have accepted an offer the legal process starts to arrange for contracts to be drawn up and agreed, to confirm payment is made for your property, and that legal title is properly transferred to your buyer.

To support these activities you (and your buyer) will need to instruct a solicitor or conveyancer to do this work on your behalf.

The choice of who will act for you is entirely at your discretion but to help you with this, we promote a range of different and very competitive conveyancing options. Please contact us for further information.

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Please contact us for any further information, advice or help you may need to help you with buying your next home.

Has your property's value increased? Call 0148 222 6560