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Welcome to the Helliwell & Co. Guide to Selling, where we offer you all the tips and tools to help you get the most from your property.
Selling your home can be a stressful experience but at Helliwell & Co. we take you through each process, step-by-step, to ensure an easy and smooth journey for you and your buyer. From valuation, to advising on house dressing and throughout the sale progression, our dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure a swift and simple experience.
How it works:
Valuation - We make sure that your property is on the market for the right price for you, we use local knowledge, forecasting and market insight to position your property just right.
Marketing - We use a range of tools to market your property to the right people but there are a few other things that can help. House dressing, where we advise you on the best way to present your property, and taking the highest quality photos and providing detailed floor-plans can ensure you get the best price to attract the right buyer. At Helliwell & Co. we advertise on several portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation and On The Market and can offer special online products such as "Featured Property Listing", which allows your property to be listed at the top of these leading property portals search engines.
In addition, we use the most up-to-date technologies alongside traditional methods providing your property with the optimal exposure at no additional cost to you.
Local knowledge - Our extensive network of buyers and a strong community presence ensures a unique and broad reach for your property.
Sales progression - Once we have found you the right buyer, the sales process begins. We work with a highly competent and trustworthy legal team who can provide you with a skilled management of the process, just let us know if you require legal representation.
The sales director or a senior member of the team will be on hand to work with you through the sales process and ensure all the elements are moving at a timescale to suit you.
Types of Agency Contract
Sole Agency – For a set period, we will market your property exclusively and the agreed fee is paid on successful introduction of a buyer, after completion of the sale.
Multiple Agency – You instruct the agents market your property simultaneously. The fee is paid to the agency that successfully finds a buyer that completes the transaction.
Note: Multi-Agency fees are higher than Sole Agency fees due to the potential investment undertaken by each of the agencies with the financial commitment to marketing and promotion of your property without the insurance of the fee.
ID and Anti-Money Laundering checks
We are legally required to obtain copies of identification and proof of ownership upon instruction to prevent fraud.
Selling and Buying at the same time or being part of a chain
For a lot of clients, selling your house will coincide with buying one as well, this is called a chain. We advise beginning your house search as soon as possible but we understand that everyone’s circumstances are different. Get in touch with our sales team today to discuss your situation and we can guide you in the direction to suit you.
Managing the loss of a loved one is a challenging time and the legal requirements that surround the sale of an estate can be particularly confusing. Our highly trained and discreet team will spend time to best understand your specific situation and work alongside you to ensure a smooth process.
There will be a number of legal requirements to undertake to ensure that the tax man has been provided sufficient information, so we advise taking the following steps:
- Get three independent valuations of the property (we are able to provide you one of those)
- Ensure the services have been notified (gas, electricity etc.) so that we are able to use the facilities when showing the house
- Have a look at the Government website for full breakdown of probate requirements
- When you are ready to sell, we can offer guidance on how best to showcase the property to ensure the best possible sale price
Solicitors and Conveyancing
We work with a team of experienced solicitors who specialise in all aspects of residential property transactions.
They have been assessed and accredited by the Law Society to hold their Conveyancing Quality Scheme mark so you can rest assured that you will get a high-quality service when you instruct our solicitors. Just ask the Helliwell & Co. team about an introduction.
Our partner surveyors are fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and we highly recommend working with them. They provide skilled expertise across a wide range of property surveying requirements so you can rest assured they will be able to help you, whatever your needs.
If you would like to extend the lease on your property before sale or after purchase our recommended partners make the process of extending your lease uncomplicated and easy for you to navigate. They have helped hundreds of clients to extend their lease or purchase their freehold so rest assured you will be in safe hands.
Moving, packing and clearing your home is easy and stress free with our recommended removals partner. Available nationwide, wherever you’re moving from, or to, they will be able to make the process a breeze.
Japanese Knot Weed
There has been a lot of talk recently about Japanese Knotweed and what it means for sellers and buyers alike. If you have any concerns or queries about it just ask one of the sales team and if you think you might have it we can help talk you through the process of having it treated. If you’re selling in a rush, we have a proven track record of selling houses with Japanese Knotweed.