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Our guide to selling your property

Our guide to selling your house

Selling your property is a huge step and choosing the right agent is vital for the successful sale of your most important asset. It’s key to select an agent you feel you can work with and who you feel understands both your property and your needs. At VitalSpace, our experienced and qualified staff are specialists in the area in which they operate. VitalSpace have been selling houses and apartments in the south Manchester area for over 15 years and in that period, we have seen the market change in many ways. We are committed to getting you the best deal with the least amount of stress and hassle.


What is your home worth?

We are very happy to offer a free Market Appraisal of your property where one of our Directors will attend your home to discuss your proposed move in detail to understand your requirements. You will receive a detailed explanation of the current market and a realistic understanding of what you should expect to achieve for your property reinforced by a full marketing strategy with advice on how to sell your property in your desired time scale. Click here to arrange your free no obligation valuation.

Marketing

At VitalSpace, we pride ourselves on our enhanced marketing to provide your property with the best chance of obtaining a sale. We recognise that properties often require different marketing strategies, so we use cutting edge techniques, alongside more traditional methods, to help your property achieve its potential. Professional sales brochures, highly visible A3 window displays, newspaper advertising, social media and advanced advertising on leading property websites are just some of the methods applied to showcase your property. We also maintain a large database of prospective buyers which allows us to match and target the best potential purchasers for your property. Click here for more information on our property marketing.

Accompanied Viewings

We offer accompanied viewings 7 days a week carried out by one of our experienced staff who are specialists in your local market. Our research shows that people identify better with a new property if they do not associate it with the current occupants. Viewers want to imagine how they would live there, use the space, make changes, elements which are difficult if they are being shown round by the current occupiers. People are much more comfortable asking an agent about the property, than asking the current occupants. VitalSpace provide the viewers a chance to offer feedback from all viewings allowing our team to obtain an understanding of their thoughts on any property we are marketing.

Offers

Receiving an offer for your property is an exciting moment. At this point the help and support of VitalSpace will be critical. With some properties going to ‘best and final offer’ or even sealed bids, it is important that this stage is handled carefully, fairly and ethically.

Solicitors / Conveyancing

Once your offer has been accepted, you and the vendor will need to appoint a solicitor to handle the purchase and sale. A solicitors job is to take care of all legal aspects of the transaction, which include local searches, land searches, land registry entries, tile issues and stamp duty. Both parties will be sent a Notification of Sale from the Estate Agent confirming the price agreed, any special conditions negotiated and the names and addresses of both solicitors. Selecting a solicitor is an important decision as choosing a proactive firm who communicate well with all parties during the purchase process is essential. VitalSpace can recommend respected local solicitors to help with your purchase if required. Click here to view our panel of recommended solicitors.

Exchange of contracts

At this stage the purchasers solicitor is happy with the outcome of the survey and be satisfied with all replies to enquires raised. The formal mortgage will have been granted and the buyers will have send deposit funds to their solicitors bank account. Your solicitor will agree a completion date with all parties and then exchange contracts based on the above.

Completion

We’re nearly there – This is where you finally hand over the keys to your property and all title deeds for your property are given to the purchasers. The buyer’s mortgage lender now releases the monies to your solicitor and the property is legally sold. If you are involved in a chain, it can sometimes take until mid-afternoon for the monies to clear into your solicitor’s account.