WHY SELLERS PREFER US
Brunswick and Chilworth recognise that customer really does always come first. We always make ourselves available for you, whether it’s offering some advice or catching up for a chat, you are always welcomed with a smile.
Your property will be marketed through major property websites and local print media to ensure we gain the maximum exposure. We also use a professional standard photography and provide a floor plan to showcase your property’s best features. All properties are matched out to our extensive database of active buyers and investors.
Our aim is to provide you with the most accurate and achievable valuation for your property. We gladly offer advice on potential repairs and improvements on your property to help you maximise your return.
We don’t have fancy cars or elaborate glass fridges with foreign sparkling water, so it’s only fair to charge for the work we do for you. We can tailor a package to suit you and your property.
As an added assurance, you will be pleased to know Brunswick and Chilworth is a member of the Ombudsmen Scheme and we are also in the process of becoming NAEA registered of which means our staff pass certain exams to maintain the highest possible service.
OPEN LONGER HOURS
To maximise the viewing potential of your property and accommodate our busy clientele, we work late on weekdays from 9am- 7pm and 9am-3pm Saturdays.
As a valued client, we like to keep you informed on what has been happening. We provide you feedback from the accompanied sales viewings and let you know about any offers we have received.
First impressions count so to ensure your property is perfectly presented we instruct a professional photographer to capture the best features, then carefully select and arrange the photos to highlight these. Floor plans are also included to add an additional insight to the property’s layout as well as local maps and EPC details.
All of our properties are featured on the major online portals including Rightmove, Zoopla, Primelocation, Propertyfinder, Globrix and many more. We have recently started implementing QR codes on our properties.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
Our descriptions are carefully worded to compliment the photographs and strengthen the appeal of your property. All the local sights and features are included to provide an accurate description of the surrounding area.
You will often find us advertising within free local newspapers, using innovative campaigns with full page and half page coloured adverts. We are also able to create adverts exclusively for your property.
To gain maximum exposure for your property, we are able to list it as a premium display on Rightmove.com. On average, premium display properties generate 30% more viewings on line, increasing the number of potential buyers. Additionally, we have a sales micro-site with Rightmove and have advertising exclusivity under ‘SW19’ search within the website too.
We attract thousands of users every month who are able to explore all of our properties past and present including photographs, descriptions, area information and most importantly; an online feature to request an immediate viewing
LARGE DATABASE OF EXISTING APPLICANTS
We register 100’s of new applicants each month and consistently match out properties to our applicants via email alerts. This ensures we are in regular contact with our applicants and they are always up-to-date with the newest properties.
THE SALES PROCESS
It is very important to ensure your property is marketed at the right price. If it is too high, you will not attract the amount of attention you would hope for. Too low, and you will not achieve what you deserve. Our valuations are provided with supporting evidence of comparable properties both currently on the market and those which have recently sold.
Ensuring your property is well presented is crucial to achieving both the maximum possible interest and price. Being proactive in this area is essential. Any unfinished work or touch-ups required should be finished before viewings commence, to show the property has been well cared for. By keeping the property tidy and uncluttered it will highlight the available space.
When your property is ready, we will book a time to take the photographs and make a floor plan. We aim to generate high levels of interest for you, by showcasing your property’s best features.
All of our properties are marketed through multiple channels including digital and print media. We regularly send out email alerts to our registered database of active buyers as well as current landlords, investors and developers.
Every viewing is carried out at a time predetermined to suit you and your lifestyle. Prospective buyers are always accompanied; it is here we use our expertise to sell your property. With extended viewing hours we can accommodate all buyers’ schedules, so we never miss an opportunity.
Once we have received an offer from a prospective buyer, we collate as much relevant information as possible to help you make an informed decision. We will report to you in writing with a breakdown of the buyer’s ability to proceed, their financial position and any other relevant information.
Once you have accepted an offer we will prepare a memorandum of sales, writing to all parties confirming the agreed price and collect your solicitor’s information. Your solicitor will send out a contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will conduct preliminary enquiries. At this stage, you can negotiate the dates for a survey on your property, exchanging the contracts and a proposed completion date.
To ensure the sale runs as smoothly as possible, we are regularly in contact with both parties and their respective solicitors. We will keep you informed each step of the way and can advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout the process. There are no legal obligations until the contracts are signed.
The exchange of contracts occur once the following have taken place; preliminary enquiries have been conducted, evidence of title provided, lease issues highlighted (where applicable), local search queries completed and confirmation of fixtures and fittings included in the sale. Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be paid by the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date will then be set by mutual agreement.
Completion is usually one week after exchange. The timing of this is negotiable and must be agreed by both parties at the point of exchange. On the date of completion, the keys are handed over once the monies have been received by the respective solicitor. The balance of monies (usually 90%) is transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account. Your solicitor will notify you when the money has cleared in your account and will then inform us to release the keys.
F.A.Q'S FOR SELLERS
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO SELL MY PROPERTY?
Estate Agent Commission: A fee which is payable once the property has been sold and completion has taken place. It is charged as an agreed percentage of the sales price or fixed fee agreed + VAT. Energy Performance Certificate: It is a legal requirement to sell your property with an EPC. We are able to arrange this document on your behalf. The charge of this is subject to the provider. Legal fees for Solicitor: These will vary depending on the solicitor you choose.
DO I NEED TO REDECORATE BEFORE SELLING?
It is not essential; however any improvements you are able to make will greatly increase your property’s appeal.
ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL MARKETING COSTS?
Brunswick and Chilworth do not charge for a Premium Listing or any print advertising. All of the promotion required to sell your property is included within the agreed commission rate. (Unless on fixed fee agreement)
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING VIEWINGS?
Brunswick and Chilworth will conduct all viewings on your property for you at pre-approved times. Our longer opening hours allow us greater flexibility to meet our clients’ needs.
WILL I NEED TO BE PRESENT FOR VIEWINGS?
It is completely up to you if you are present or not. Brunswick and Chilworth will accompany all prospective buyers on viewings. If you do not wish to be present, we recommend leaving a spare set of keys with us. All keys are tagged and logged in a secure fashion. It is worth noting that most buyers feel more comfortable when the owner is not present.
WHEN DO I NEED TO MOVE OUT?
You will need to be out by the completion date which will be mutually agreed by both parties. There is no such thing as a silly question, so please do not hesitate to ask us anything you are unsure of.