West & Peter Murphy have a tried and tested process to prepare your home and to give you the best chance of getting the best possible price for it.
Our team will talk you through the whole sales process – from instructing the Home Report, marketing and viewings, through to dealing with offers, potential closing dates and conveyancing.
A friendly, knowledge expert
We know that deciding to sell your property or plot is a significant decision and can often pull at your heartstrings. Our dedicated team will take the time to talk you through the entire process; discussing our service and transparent fees. We can also recommend solicitors for the conveyancing and recommend a mortgage advisor if needed.
Visiting the property
We will visit your property to carry out a market appraisal. Visiting your property will provide us with an opportunity to be shown around, and allow you to detail any changes and upgrades you may have made while discussing helpful information that we can pass on to potential buyers.
It is at this point that our staff can suggest hints and tips on how to achieve the best home report possible and how to present your home ready for viewers.
Photography, floorplans and virtual viewings
If your property is ready for marketing pictures, we will take promotional photos or we can arrange for professional photography. At this visit, we will have the floorplan drawn up there well and if desirable, we can also arrange for virtual tour to be commissioned.
Arrange the home report
For most listings, it is a legal requirement to have an up-to-date home report. We can recommend reputable surveyors to carry out the report and arrange for the company to liaise with you, to confirm an appointment. If you don’t live at the property – don’t worry! We can also arrange access on your behalf.
We create the brochure in a way that gives the reader important information about the property while enticing them to find out more. We assemble a 4-page document to send to you initially, requesting your approval for edits. We like to involve you in writing the brochure and we invite you to make any suggestions or amendments to ensure it echoes the property’s best assets.
Once we make final changes, the final draft of the brochure will be sent to you for final approval alongside our property validation form for you to sign and return. Easy as that!
During the brochure creation stage, the surveyor will also send you the initial draft of the home report for your approval. We strongly advise you read through the whole report and request any edits you think are relevant. It is important to note that changes can only be made at this stage.
The final step
West Property will be on hand to help answer queries on any of the above sections, but once the home report has been finalised and approved, we can launch the property onto the market!
We advertise on our own website, Facebook and Instagram plus the biggest and most popular portals Rightmove and Zoopla. We also include a for sale board on a pre-agreed site.
Once your property is live, we will match it with our entire list of actively searching applicants. This provides them with all the information they need and a direct link to the website. From here on in, we will continue to work hard at matching and educating prospective buyers on your property.
Free accompanied viewings
We offer free accompanied viewings where appropriate, giving us the opportunity to use our extensive sales experience to negotiate offers for you.