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8 Steps to Selling Your Home in Edinburgh

8 Steps to selling your home in Edinburgh

If you are a first-time seller or haven’t sold a property for some years, then why not read our Guide: 8 Steps to Selling your Home for selling your property in Edinburgh.

In our 8 Steps to selling your home Guide, we’ll guide you right through from finding out how much your property is worth to completing the sale with a few tips and advice from our property experts.

STEP 1. PROPERTY VALUATION & GETTING A QUOTE

Whatever your reasons for thinking about selling your property in Edinburgh, it is important that you find out how much your property is worth and what the total costs are likely to be.

It is also important to find out what you can expect from your estate agents and solicitors and – just as importantly – what you will be expected to do.

Why not get in touch and ask us to give you a free no obligation pre-sale valuation of your property?

We will then get in touch with you to arrange a day and time for one of our Estate Agency Team members to come out and see your property.

Following this, we will send you a detailed quote for all the costs involved in selling your property.

STEP 2. CHOOSING THE RIGHT ESTATE AGENTS & SOLICITORS

Once you have our pre-sale valuation and have gone through our quote, then naturally we hope that you will like what we have to offer and will decide to ask us to act for you in the marketing and sale of your property.

If you do, we will send you our Terms of Business and get started on the next steps.

STEP 3. PHOTOS, FLOOR PLAN & THE HOME REPORT.

We then arrange to take the photos and measurements, and start work on the property brochure.

At the same time we will instruct the surveyor to prepare the Home Report.

This can usually take about a week to complete, depending on the availability of the surveyor and your own time frame for wanting to start marketing.

Learn more about Home Reports

STEP 4. START OF MARKETING.

The For Sale board goes up and your property is listed on our Properties for Sale, the ESPC and other property portals.

Our estate agency team will also share your property on our Facebook page and Instagram feed, as well as encouraging you to do the same.

STEP 5. VIEWINGS.

Once your property is on the market, interested buyers will arrange to come and view your property.

If they like it, they will have their solicitor note their interest or even come forward with a verbal or written offer.

During the viewings stage, we will be in touch with you regularly to arrange viewings, keep you updated on how things are going and of different notes of interest received.

See our tips on preparing for Viewings

STEP 6. DEALING WITH OFFERS.

The expectation is that your property will prove to be popular with many buyers and that we will receive multiple notes of interest.

When that is the case, we will discuss with you about setting a Closing Date so that all those buyers can then submit their best and final offer.

Once you have decided to accept an offer, then the next step can begin.

Find out more about Closing Dates

STEP 7. CONVEYANCING.

Now that you have decided to accept an offer, our Conveyancing Team takes over.

They will get in touch with you and explain in more detail the terms of the offer.

They will liaise with you to the progress of the conclusion of the Missives and the conveyancing formalities, all in time to complete your sale on the agreed Date of Entry or Completion Date.

This part of the process usually takes around 8 weeks to complete.

STEP 8. COMPLETION DAY.

All the legal work will have been done and you will have arranged to move out your property.

The sale price is received, the keys are handed over to the new owners and once any mortgage has been paid off and the sale cost deducted, the net sale proceed are paid to you.

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