As it is probably your most valuable asset, when it comes to selling your property, choosing a local agent with considerable local knowledge and experience is essential. With over 20 years experience in Estate Agency and marketing, numerous awards and an ESTA nomination, Managing Director Claire Fairweather is fully committed to providing you with top-quality service and advice. “We will ensure things always move along as swiftly and smoothly as possible. We also provide our services at a competitive commission rate, to offer you, the customer real value for money.”
What is YOUR property worth?
If you are thinking of selling or letting your property, your first priority is likely to be finding out what it’s worth. To find out, simply click here. Complete a few details and we will be in touch shortly to arrange an appointment.
A guide to the selling process
We will visit your property to chat about how we can help. We determine the property’s market value, discuss our marketing strategy and explain our fees and terms of business.
Preparing your property for viewings
Presenting your property in it’s best condition will assist greatly in achieving the best possible price in the shortest time. Good first impressions are so important. Stand outside your property and try to see it with fresh eyes. Try to cut the grass, weed driveways and borders and remove bins before viewings. Maybe consider parking your car elsewhere to give a better first impression of space on a smaller drive? Inside it rarely makes much sense to spend money on improving the property to sell it. It would however be sensible to carry out small repairs to give the impression that the property has been well-maintained. Tidy and clean all rooms and make sure kitchens and bathrooms are spotlessly clean. If you are a dog owner, remember not everyone is a pet lover, so consider asking someone to take Rufus for a walk during viewings and place feeding bowls and litter trays out of sight just for the viewing itself.
Create a feeling of space by removing unnecessary furniture if possible and tidy away clutter. Although personal to you, photographs and souvenirs are not to the viewer; clear shelves and more space can add to the overall feel of the rooms.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC’s)
When marketing a property for sale or to let, an EPC must be ordered for the property. An EPC tells you and the prospective buyer or tenant how energy efficient the property is, the impact it has on the environment and includes recommendations and ways to improve the property’s energy efficiency.
We can start marketing a property without an EPC but it must be made available to all marketing material within 28 days. They are valid for 10 years, however we can order one on your behalf if you do not have one already.
Clients of Fairweathers can always be assured that the team are with them every step of the way, through some of the difficult times as well as the exciting ones. “We understand importance of listening to our customers and we adapt to suit individual personal situations. We believe in the importance of always doing what we said we were going to do, when we said we were going to do it”, says Claire. “To me, it is simply basic courtesy and professionalism, and what is wonderful is that our customers really do recognise this as a positive difference to previous experiences they may have had”.
We will only ever offer what we believe to be the best services and products and this extends to the most effective marketing and other local services we would choose ourselves.