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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"Our sale was a complex situation due to buying another property at the same time. Peter took it all in his stride and just made the whole process so straight forward for us. I was constantly impressed by his ability to handle difficult situations and continue to find a way to push both transactions forward to a successful outcome."
"Peter & James were a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process so much more enjoyable than I expected. Very efficient, quick response, professional, detailed feedback and quick to sort out potential issues. I am recommending you to our friends."
"I invited Peter round to my house for a valuation and was impressed with his straight talking and honest approach. Not something I’m familiar with from estate agents. I was delighted with the end result and would be certain to use him again."
"Having a substantial portfolio I have collated over the last 20 years, I have dealt with a number of agents, but James has always been fantastic and the person I would recommend."
"Peter, thank you so very much for the help with our sale. You were in touch from beginning to end and seemed to be working tirelessly 24 hours a day. I was constantly impressed by your ability to handle potentially difficult situations and continue to find a way to push both transactions forward to a successful outcome."
"A big thank you to James who managed to find me my perfect home. I’d had a very specific search and had been looking for some time with other agents, but James spent the time to understand what really mattered to me and found just what I was after. What a breath of fresh air and so different to my previous experiences with Estate Agents."