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Selling Guide

1. Valuations

Unico’s experienced negotiators have expert knowledge of both the areas in which they operate and the behaviour of the property market in general. House prices change on an almost daily basis and so it’s always best to obtain a current market valuation of your home.

2. Viewings

Your dedicated Unico negotiator will handle all viewings on your behalf and can also advise you on ways to make your property more attractive and maybe add value, including dressing or staging, minor alterations or any cosmetic work or painting that may be advisable prior to going to market.

3. Receiving offers

We will discuss all offers with you, including the applicant’s position; whether they are in a chain, an investor or a cash or first time buyer and their timescales. Depending on your decision, we will take your instruction and promptly inform the applicant of the outcome.

4. Surveys

Once the offer has been accepted, the purchaser will arrange one or more surveys on the property. Be warned that depending on the surveyor’s findings the purchaser may revise their offer or withdraw from the purchase.

5. Negotiate draft contacts

This is the point that all the negotiations are settled, final purchase price, fixtures and fittings included in the sale and the length of time between exchange and completion and any other pertinent points agreed between the parties.

6. Exchange contracts

Once negotiations are complete and agreed, both parties’ solicitors will sign and exchange the draft contracts and the purchaser will pay the deposit. From this point on, both parties are now tied into the sale. If the purchaser withdraws they will forfeit their deposit.

7. Completion

By now, you should have commenced your onward move and vacated the property in readiness for completion of the sale. Take final meter readings and leave all your house keys with your Unico negotiator so they can release them to the new owners. We’ll let you know once completion has taken place and the funds have been safely received.