Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent you can trust who will make this process as smooth as possible. We at G&K Estates aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible. Our sales team are properly trained and are encouraged to achieve the National Association of Estate Agents Technical Award in Residential Sales.
What to Do Next
Buying or selling a home? Do you require a valuation? Please contact G&K Estates for advice or click here to fill in the valuation form
In the meantime, here are a few guidelines which we hope will assist:
Firstly, if you are selling, you will require a valuation. At G&K Estates we can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based not only on their in depth knowledge of Woodbridge and surrounding areas, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties sold.
Instruction of the Agent/Property Details
Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales details of your property. Bearing in mind the importance of presentation, we will ensure that your sales details highlight the vitally important aspects of your property and ensure that your home is shown to its best possible advantage with the aid of full colour photographs and detailed floor plan. We can also provide aerial (Drone) and elevated photography, where considered an advantage.
Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers. Appointments to view your property are made by G&K Estates, which are confirmed by email and we accompany viewings wherever possible.
For Sales Board - This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day.
Office and Window Display – External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our premises in order to optimise exposure to the market place.
Email – Wherever possible, all prospective buyers who register with us are asked to provide email addresses in order to ensure that they are notified of any new properties as soon as possible within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.
Mail Shots - We will contact registered prospective buyers as soon as possible after receiving your instruction and your details will be forwarded to any new registered buyers immediately.
Website – This is updated daily and full colour details of your home are placed on our website within 24 hours of being placed on the market.
Besides the exposure on our own site, G&K Estates is also affiliated with other websites, such as Rightmove, which will also feature your home.
Advertising – We provide regular prominent advertisement of your property in many local publications including East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk and Norfolk Life to ensure that your home is fully marketed. We can also offer advertising in the National press and specialist glossy magazines if required, please contact us to discuss the options.
Updating on Your Sale – At G&K Estates, we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly updated of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
Offers – Any offers we receive are promptly verbally notified and then followed up in writing. Our competent sales team will negotiate between you and your prospective applicant, in order to achieve the strongest buyer.
We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an accepted offer has been agreed.
Should you require your sale to be completed by a certain date, this is when you should notify us and we will endeavour to satisfy your request wherever possible.
Agreed Sale – At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and, should you require assistance, G&K Estates will only be too pleased to recommend local firms.
The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the survey.
The sellers’ solicitors will request the TITLE DEEDS from the lender (if appropriate) or yourselves as the seller and the FIXTURES AND FITTINGS form must be completed at this stage.
The solicitors draw up the DRAFT CONTRACT which sets of the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all relevant documents. Any enquiries will then be raised, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and LOCAL SEARCHES carried out.
Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.
Exchange of Contracts – As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, a mutually convenient date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.
Completion – The completion and your actual house move, can take on average between 7 to 28 days depending on the buyers, sellers and their respective solicitors. We provide a full after sales service up to and including the day of completion, to ensure that the whole process is finalised and that the move for both parties goes smoothly.