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The selling process

1. Valuation

Call or email Cherry Picked Properties for a free and no obligation valuation. Our experienced valuer will then have an honest discussion with you about your property and advise you on how best we feel it would marketed.

Dependent on the speed of sale required and other variable factors we can discuss asking prices.

2. Marketing your property

Once you give us the instruction to market the property, we will arrange floorplans and take professional photographs. If you're in a hurry to get it listed quickly you can even ask us to complete the floor plans and photographs on the valuation.

Once all measurements and pictures are taken, we will ensure the property is marketed online within 24 hours and advertised on our own website as well as the main property portals.

The valuer will present your property to the sales staff so that they are fully aware of it and knowledgeable about it.

If you have told us any useful information to help us sell the property such as how nice the neighbours all get on with one another then we will ensure that prospective buyers are told this.

3. Presenting your property

First impressions count so improving the presentation of your property can lead to a quicker sale and potentially higher price.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

4. Viewings And Feedback

You will receive an instant notification once a viewing has been booked. If the property is tenanted, the tenants will also receive instant notification so that the correct notice is given. We ensure all relevant information is taken from your prospective purchaser when registered such as; whether they are an investor, if they have a mortgage agreement or if they are selling a property / involved in a chain.

Following each viewing, we will contact you within 24 hours to give you detailed feedback. We know from personal experience that many agents fail to give real feedback to their vendors. We ensure that we get instant feedback from the prospective buyers so your feedback does not come back as left client an answer phone message. Feedback is extremely useful to both you and us because it provides a clear understanding of what buyers think of your property and what, if anything, could be done in order to help achieve a sale.

5. Offers

When an offer is received, we will inform you immediately, both verbally and in writing. The prospective buyer will be qualified and you will be made aware of all information relating to the offer.

We will offer our expert opinion on the offer based on the current interest to date. I.e. should we hold out for more or would we risk not getting such a strong offer again?

6. Agreed Sale & Solicitors

Once an offer has been accepted we will confirm this in writing to all parties. You will then need to instruct a solicitor to start the conveyancing process. We work with some of the best solicitors within the Manchester region so can happily assist in providing a quote from them.

We will also encourage your purchaser to use a solicitor that we know for a problem-free transaction. When we have both parties solicitor details we will send you a memorandum of sale confirming all details relating to the sale.

7. Questionnaires

The buyer's conveyencer will now need to make some enquires so they have all the information they need to draw up the contracts.

One questionnaire will revolve around the boundaries of the property and the legal aspect and the other will relate to what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale.

8. Exchange Of Contracts

Once your buyer's solicitor is satisfied with the replies to enquiries and all searches have come back, they will discuss a completion date with your solicitor and then arrange for the buyer to transfer their deposit for exchange.

When the funds have been received and both sides have signed contracts, you are ready to exchange. At this point both sides are legally bound and completions will be soon to follow.

9. Completion

On the day of completion, your solicitor will inform you that the remaining funds have been received from the buyer's solicitor. They will then inform us we can release the keys to the new owner.