Selling Your Property with Peter Heron
When you are selling a property you want an agent that you can trust to put your interests first and give the best advice possible. Our commitment to Sunderland and passion for its growth means that we are an award winning estate agent that reassuringly comes tried, trusted and recommended.
To request a free valuation on your property you can either:
Visit one of our branches.
Complete the valuation form and we will telephone you to arrange a convenient appointment.
Processing The Property
Once confirmation of your instruction has been received, we will process your property, presenting it in the best possible light and placing it in the appropriate media quickly, professionally and efficiently.
A Solicitor will be required to handle the legal paperwork involved in transferring ownership of your property to the new buyer (conveyance). It is advisable to instruct your Solicitor at the same time as putting your property on the market to allow for collection of the necessary documentation. At Peter Heron we have worked hard to build close relationships with local Solicitors in Sunderland specialising in conveyancing. Because of these close relationships we have been able to secure exclusive deals to ensure that you are not paying over the odds and by bringing together committed professionals who offer sensible advice we can offer you a first class service we recommend time and time again.
On The Market
When you instruct Peter Heron to sell your property you automatically benefit from our unrivalled comprehensive package of marketing services. These are designed to achieve maximum exposure for your property in order to obtain the best price quickly and efficiently.
Please contact a member of our team to arrange a viewing.
Please contact a member of staff to arrange a viewing.
Receiving An Offer
As soon as an offer is received we will notify you both verbally and in writing. We will negotiate the best price on your behalf.
Agreeing To Sell
Once a price has been agreed it is important that the following details are requested.
- Mortgage Certificate (provided free of charge by our In-house independent Mortage Advisors)
- Chain information – often the purchase of a property depends upon the sale of another
- Date of exchange of contracts
- Date of completion
- Details of any extras included or excluded from the purchase
We will ADVISE YOU and negotiate on your behalf throughout the entire process; keeping you informed every step of the way.
Once the transaction is agreed, your Solicitor will send out your Hip to the purchaser's Solicitor who in turn carries out preliminary enquiries. They will also verify all the supporting paperwork (where applicable) ie: Title Deeds, copy of Lease, fixtures and fittings list, seller's questionnaire, planning consent, guarantees, copy of building regulations and share of freehold certificate
This occurs when all preliminary enquiries from the draft Contract and local search queries have been settled.
Most buyers require mortgages. Once the mortgage offer has been confirmed, the purchaser is ready to exchange Contracts with the seller. The Contract is signed by buyer and seller and the deposit, (usually 10% of the purchase price), is either telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a bankers draft by the buyer's Solicitor. The completion date is set at this stage.
This can be set from a few hours to a few weeks after exchange of Contracts - depending on the personal requirements of the buyer and seller. The residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer’s Solicitor to your Solicitor’s account and our account is then paid on your instructions by the Conveyancing Solicitor.