75 Hinckley Road, West End, Leicester, LE3 0TD | Tel: 0116 254 4755

3 Station Street, Kibworth, Leicestershire, LE8 0LN | Tel: 0116 279 6161

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Selling

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Selling with Berkley Estates

If you are selling with Berkley Estates you can be assured of a highly effective multi-layered and proactive approach to marketing our clients’ homes. Furthermore, we recognise that in order to achieve the best possible price for clients, our methods need to be tailored to suit different needs. After all, one size will never fit all.

The application of blending both modern and traditional practices is absolutely paramount in achieving the best prices for our client’s properties. As a result, our marketing strategy is designed with precisely this is mind. We get the priorities right. In addition, our excellent negotiating skills, the backbone of our work, come first. Always. Therefore, you can be confident that we will take good care of the process, making selling with Berkley Estates easy.

Our Sales Process

STEP 1

Get your home market ready

Get your home market ready

  1. Declutter.
  2. Undertake those home improvements (Berkley can advise you on this).
  3. Create that curb appeal! Hanging baskets, a freshly painted fence and potted plants all help to create a great first impression.

STEP 2

Valuation Time

Valuation Time

  1. Put the kettle on and let’s have a chat.
  2. We will provide a free and instant market appraisal based on sold and available properties and current market conditions.
  3. We will also offer professional advice on where and how to pitch your property in order to maximise exposure and interest.

STEP 3

Your property goes live

Your property goes live

  1. By this point we would have taken the photos, edited them so they stand out from competitors, measured up and created your floorplan so your home would be looking and sounding exceptional.
  2. Your home is now live on three websites and is being optimised through our social media platforms.
  3. The staff in the office are also proactively dialling out to potential buyers to inform them of your stunning home.

STEP 4

Viewings & Open Days

Viewings & Open Days

Now we have created great online awareness of your home and have rang various buyers from our large buyer database it is time for viewings and open days so potential buyers can see how great your property is.

STEP 5

Offer(s) Received

Offer(s) Received

  1. Viewings have taken place and offer(s) received.
  2. Financial qualification is undertaken to ascertain whether the buyer is in a position to buy which prevents your time and energy being wasted.
  3. Our trained negotiators go to work in order to achieve the best price for your home.
  4. In the likely event of several offers, best offers will be asked for to ascertain the highest bid.

STEP 6

Your property is now sold subject to contract

Property sold subject to contract

  1. We have successfully negotiated a sale for you and have now sale agreed your property.
  2. Memorandums of sale have been sent to you, your buyer, and both solicitors.

STEP 7

Mortgages are arranged

Mortgages are arranged

  1. The buyer for your property will arrange their mortgage to be able to buy your home.
  2. You also need arrange your mortgage- either to pay off your existing mortgage or arranging a new one if you’re purchasing another home.

STEP 8

Property Surveys and Searches

Property Surveys and Searches

  1. The buyer will have a legal representative to undergo property searches to gain a full picture on the local area and anything that might affect the property. These are usually local authority, environmental and water searches.
  2. The buyer will arrange a survey of your property by a chartered surveyor to identify any risks or potential legal issues as well as giving a detailed report as to the condition of the property.

STEP 9

Enquiries

Enquiries

Your buyer’s solicitor will ask your solicitor a series of questions relating to the information which you’ve provided and the results of the searches.

STEP 10

Exchange of Contracts

Exchange of Contracts

At this point, the buyer will pay a deposit and the sale/purchase contract will become legally binding.

STEP 11

Completion

Completion

  1. All payments completed and transferred.
  2. Time to get your keys handed to us so we can pass them on to the buyer.
  3. You’re now all sold; remember to alert your utilities provider, local authorities and any other relevant organisations about your change of address.
  4. Congratulations, you have completed your journey selling with Berkley Estates!

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Berkley have a dedicated mortgage and protection advisor to give you honest, trusted mortgage advice and guidance. Our advisor will search the entire market in order to identify which mortgage is the most suited to your personal needs and circumstances. With continuously changing legislation, our mortgage advisor can offer any advice for regulatory changes that might affect your current circumstances.

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