Looking to sell a property in London?

Please read our step by step guide to the process of selling a property.

Step 1: Accurate valuation

It is critical that your property is priced correctly,first impressions are important, as you only get one chance to make a first impression. The aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in a timescale that suits you. Being market leaders in the areas that we cover, Thinq Homes are renowned for achieving goals such as these. Our expert valuers all have many year’s experience, giving you a great insight into the current market place.

CallThinq Homes or complete our online property valuation request form (link to request valuation).

Step 2: Instructing a solicitor

You can instruct a solicitor prior to placing your property on the market. The length of time a sale can take to go through can fluctuate, so it makes sense to appoint an experienced and efficient solicitor as early on as you can. This gives you time to prepare and gather all the information required to sell your property which could make a big difference at a later date, particularly if a chain develops above.

Please contactThinq Homes office for recommendations on local solicitors.

Step 3: Preparing for viewers

In order us to show your home in the best possible light, it’s worth considering any home improvements that have a positive impact, such as potentially decluttering rooms. See our guide to Presenting your home. (link to this page.)

It's time to start the marketing material that will entice prospective buyers to view your home, we consider ourselves to be very good at this our talented property photographers specialise in this fieldwho ensure your home is captured beautifully. They will advise you on how to achieve the highest quality photography, video content and floor plans - all of which will be used in all marketing channels.

Step 4: Marketing

We make sure your property is seen by the largest number of people, this is where we stand out.

Through our website, Thinqhomes.com, and all of the major property portals, we utilise the very latest tools including video and online content. Social media and the ever changing channels it provides are kept up to date through our marketing strategy.

We still continue with all conventional means of local advertising, email and SMS Alerts.

Step 5: Viewings

Viewings can be arranged around your timetable. Longer opening hours allow us to be accommodating towards tenanted properties, if your children go to bed at early we can arrange a time for the weekend for your viewings.

Most home sellers prefer to leave a key with us to take advantage of us accompanying the viewing and help sell their home.

Our valuers will advise you on the best marketing strategy for your specific property according to the market conditions and may suggest an open day or block viewing to maximise interest.

Step 6: Regular feedback

Prospective buyers are more comfortable being open and honest with an objective and non-biased person who can point out the benefits of your property in a relaxed and informative way. We'll discuss this with you during regular feedback and following every viewing, comparing how the sale is going to the wider market at that time, and fostering a relationship of trust with you by making recommendations for a better sale based on honest viewing feedback.

Step 7: Offers

The moment we receive an offer you will be notified both verbally and in writing. We will communicate thoroughly the full situation, including the buyer’s position and financial status.

Any conditions or potential complications will be explained from the outset to ensure that the sale runs smoothly and that it complies with your preferred timescale.

Step 8: Offer agreed and solicitors instructed

Congratulations! You have accepted an offer and the sale can begin.

As your estate agent we will absorb much of the administration work and communication throughout the sale. We will prepare a memorandum of sale and send this out to all parties, including both solicitors.

To ensure a sale runs smoothly through to completion, we will have a designated sales co-ordinators who isalways contactable to communicate where the sale is up to, which our clients tend to find very reassuring (link to customer testimonials).

Not only will our sales progressors monitor your sale but will also monitor any chain you are involved in to make sure your moving process is as smooth as possible.

Step 9: Surveys

Thinq Homes generally request that a buyer should have a mortgage survey booked within two weeks of a sale being agreed. We have tremendous knowledge of the local property market and will use this to assist in providing the relevant comparable properties to the buyer’s surveyor. Should any issues be raised, we will organise for the suitable reports or quotations to be carried out to satisfy the buyer and their mortgage company.

Step 10: Exchange of contracts

Once all enquiries have been answered and a formal mortgage offer received by the buyer’s solicitor, exchange of contracts can take place. This step involves your purchaser paying a deposit usually 10% of the purchase price. Upon receipt of a contract signed by both parties, this deposit will be telegraphically transferred to the seller’s solicitor. This is a real milestone in your property sale as it’s when the sale becomes legally binding and a completion date is agreed and set at this point.

Step 11: Completion

Completion is when the balance of funds arrives with your solicitor. Once they have confirmed safe receipt, they will then contact us to confirm that the keys can be handed over to your buyer – the new home owner.

Congratulations, your property is now sold.