At Lextons we make selling your home as simple as possible. From the moment you appoint us, we’ll be by your side, guiding you through every step. With clear and honest communication, we work with enthusiasm and determination, all the way to completion.
We always create a tailored strategy for each of our clients but if you’re wondering how a sale progresses from valuation to completion, here is our eight-step guide to selling your home.
With in-depth local knowledge, our valuers will accurately value your home to ensure your home sells quickly for the best possible price.
If you’d like to discover the value of your property, click here for a free valuation.
When you’re ready to put your home on the market, you’ll need to appoint a conveyancing solicitor. Ask around for recommendations, or speak to us and we’ll be happy to provide a list of local solicitors that we regularly work with.
We’ll create a tailored marketing strategy to maximise the exposure of your property, ensuring it gets seen by all the right buyers.
This typically includes a range of online marketing and we’ll showcase your property on both our own website and the most popular online property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla.
We’ll also create full colour property details for your home with professional photography and floor plans to show off your property. Then we’ll use our extensive database to contact those buyers we know are keen to buy properties like yours.
We always offer accompanied viewings for our clients to make the process straightforward and stress-free. Because we take the time to get to know every inch of your property, we can clearly and fully answer any questions buyers might have.
We can even arrange evening or weekend viewings to give as many buyers as possible chance to view your property while always fitting in with you and your home life.
We’ll let you know about every offer we receive, both verbally and in writing. We’ll also provide all the relevant information about the buyer’s ability to proceed to help you make an informed decision.
At this stage, we’re always on hand to offer advice, helping you decide which offer to accept and will negotiate with buyers on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible price.
Once you’ve accepted an offer, we’ll prepare all the necessary paperwork and will make sure everything is in place to ensure the sale progresses smoothly.
Your solicitor will work with the buyer’s solicitor to arrange searches and surveys. We’ll also work closely with your solicitor to ensure all parties are kept up-to-date throughout.
Once the solicitors have completed all their enquiries and formal processes, it’s time to exchange contracts. Both the buyer and the seller will sign a contract and at this stage the buyer will be required to pay a deposit (usually 10 per cent of the purchase price), which will be transferred to your solicitor. A completion date is then agreed between the buyer and the seller.
At completion the buyer’s final 90 per cent payment will be transferred and once the money has reached your account, the sale is complete. Your solicitor will advise as soon as this happens and will contact us so that we can release the keys to your buyer.
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"Peter and his team recently sold our flat in Hove for us, and I honestly couldn't recommend them enough. We had previously had our property on with a different agent but had very little interest. We had started to become disheartened and even considered lowering our asking price when we reached out to Lextons. They were so accommodating, coming over to our property and giving us advice around our options." - Ms R.
"Lextons are by far the best estate agent that i have dealt with. After making the big mistake of using an online based agent whose name I wont mention I was beginning to loose a bit of hope. I had it on for 4 months with this agent and then I decided to use Lextons and in just over a week I had agreed a sale." - Mr T.
" There really are some good people in the world, it turns out there’s quite a few of them at Lextons. Peter and James have been nothing short of outstanding during my sale and purchase, going above and beyond to help. From out of hours viewings to impartial and personal advice, I am so utterly impressed with my experience and can’t quite believe the level of service they provide over and above any other estate agent I’ve dealt with. " - Mr W.
"All the way from the front of desk and throughout the whole company, we have received what I can only describe as exceptional and exemplary service. polite, knowledgeable and incredibly thorough, everyone at Lextons have proved to have been fully committed to our sale." - Ms R.
"Their advice was invaluable and the personability shown from Lextons made us feel comfortable and at ease throughout the whole process. A service unlike any other I have experienced in the Brighton and Hove area who I would highly recommend to anyone looking to not only sell their property but also looking for an estate agent they can rely on." - Ms S.