Pricing plays an important role with a number of factors to consider when you decide to sell your home. We'll carry out an appraisal of your property, this will be done by one our friendly team. During the visit we explain how the local market is performing, give advice and guidance on how to maximise your sale price.
The difference with Wellingtons estate agency is that we won't send out a sharp suited sales manager just to win your instruction, and then pass you and your property on to a team of inexperienced negotiators to handle your sale thereafter. We know the importance of detail and sharing this detail with your buyers is crucial, if you are to achieve the best possible price for your property. That's why the person you meet on the appraisal, will be the same person you will deal with from start to finish. No more communication issues, no more inconsistencies, every single viewing, the negotiation of your sale and the conveyancing process will be handled by them personally.
To book a free, no obligation appraisal, just click the link above or call us on 01276 491740.
Upon your instruction, we will then arrange a suitable time for our professional photographers to visit the property in order to take photographs, create a floorplan, take room measurements and note down key information about your property. We will give guidance on how to prepare and present your property to its full potential which is also known as staging.
We will create your property advert and send to you for your final approval. Once it's been approved, your property will be made live on the major property portals in just a few hours or on the agreed marketing start date. If agreed, we will also arrange for one of our discreet “For Sale” boards to be erected where appropriate.
As you’d expect, prospective buyers are vetted before a suitable time is agreed to view your property. Every enquiry is contacted, thereby ensuring that every lead and opportunity is maximised. Communication is a key focus of ours, valuing the importance of providing regular market report updates, discussing the performance of your listing and ensuring that you receive prompt and accurate viewing feedback.
Now communication is usually where estate agents let the side down, but not with us! Being a modern estate agency, we've moved with the times. Most of our clients communicate with us via WhatsApp, they get quick answers, it’s much more personal and best of all...no more telephone tag.
With each offer received, we will negotiate the highest price and assess the buyers’ financial position in terms of whether they are cash buyers’ or relying on a mortgage. We will vet prospective buyers’ by asking for proof of funds, mortgage offer in principal and check that their existing property is sold subject to contract should this be required.
When an offer has been successfully negotiated, we will prepare and send a “memorandum of sale” to all parties (including solicitors) which will trigger the start of the conveyancing process. We will ensure that your sale completes as efficiently as it can by providing regular updates throughout the process, keeping in direct communication with various parties, such as the buyer’s solicitor, their mortgage broker, surveyors, the buyer themselves and of course you and your solicitor.
We work with specialist mortgage brokers who are able to give the best advice you require, either face to face or over the phone at any time and will take care of everything from explaining all of your options to helping you select the right mortgage for you. Speak to our Director Lucy who can discuss this service in further detail.
We offer the complete service to sell or buy any property. We understand the importance of working with a good solicitor who puts customer service at the forefront of its company ethos. We have worked hard to negotiate the fairest rates and terms for our clients with a number of conveyancing firms who meet specified quality standards.
Where 98% of prospective buyers search for properties which is online. Your property advert will be published on the UK’s biggest property portals Zoopla, Primelocation and Boomin. We will also feature your property on our website and social media channels as well as running targeted adverts online. This means that we will likely generate more interest and increase competition on price. We will also help you negotiate the best selling price when offers come in, and ultimately, you will have the final decision on whether you would like to accept a buyer’s offer.
The market will ultimately determine what the buyer is prepared to pay for your property. Our job is to help ensure your property is valued accurately. Our full focus is to understand the local market values and to back up their valuation with real evidence. It’s understandably tempting to instruct the agent who gives the highest valuation, however recent reports show that the original asking price for a third of properties on the market had to be reduced by £25,000 on average before selling. Every property will sell if it’s presented, marketed and most importantly priced correctly. Our experts are equipped with the latest valuation tools, having more time to focus on property market levels, thereby meaning that the most accurate, evidence based valuations can be provided. Should you disagree with our valuation, or have been persuaded by another agent that it should be higher, then we can test the market for you, however in all cases we will do our utmost to sell at the highest price possible.
We rely mostly on recommendations from previous vendors. It’s essential for us to sell as many properties we can in order to grow our business. Additionally, we are motivated to beat traditional high street agents and help enforce revolutionary changes in the industry to benefit the consumer. We will regularly ask for feedback, enabling us to continually improve our services. Furthermore, our agents are paid once a sale is completed. From a monetary aspect, the changing model of property portals is based on how many properties we list in total, therefore it remains in our interests to efficiently maintain our available stock levels and work closely with you to ensure your property has the best chance of selling quickly and at the highest price possible.
Yes, if perhaps you already have an asking price in mind that you would like to aim for, you can instruct us at any time. We can immediately get to work on preparing your property for an agreed market launch date.
It depends on availability however it’s typically within three days of your booking.
You will need to check your notice period with them. If you are outside your fixed term contract period, then you should be able to move easily. You could also opt for a multiple agency agreement with your existing agent, however this will likely result in an increase in their fees. It is counter-productive to list your property with two agents as it could mean duplicate adverts appearing on the same property portals and also mean you are required to pay two fees instead of one.
We will ensure that your advertisement is approved by you before it goes live on all property portals. We also ensure that the particulars are correct and that images and floorplan are properly displayed.
We are proud members of the PRS and CMP accreditation schemes.
Yes, you will have one dedicated point of contact who will handle all aspects of your sale from instruction right the way through to completion.
None at all.
Absolutely, we obtain key information such as their full name, address, contact information and check their buying status and financial position.
We will prepare everything within 48 hours of the appointment and will request approval from you once ready. We usually beat this timeframe and more often than not, have clients ready to launch within 24 hours.
"If I could award 6 stars I would. Top notch communication, unswerving commitment, unrivalled market experience all wrapped up in a highly personable individual that is Lucy. She goes above and beyond any other estate agent we've ever met, to not just meet her clients' expectations but to completely smash them! Completely changing the view of how the public view estate agents - one client at a time! She also completely obliterated the ceiling price for our road and when we sell our next house - she will be the first port of call. 100%."
"Lucy worked tirelessly to ensure the sale of our flat in Sunningdale. She offered a service above and beyond any local agent (e.g WhatsApp availability almost 24/7) and always kept us updated of the progress, market conditions and top tips. Local agents tried to persuade me that a new agent to market would never obtain the breadth of marketing that their own agents could but I knew, conversely, Wellingtons would go above and beyond any Salesperson as it was Lucy’s name on the line and her commitment to make it work. I am so happy that we were part of Wellingtons journey and would not hesitate to recommend Lucy’s services to anyone wanted to sell their property. Thank you so much Lucy."
"Lucy we would like to thank you for your professional and personal approach to the sale of our property. We were impressed with your researched knowledge of the local market and the manner in which you marketed our property. Throughout the sale process we were always kept informed of progress and your attention to detail enable all parties to move forward as quickly as possible. We would be very happy to recommend your company, Wellingtons, as an agent."
"We would highly recommend Wellingtons to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! Lucy's approach is very different from other High Street estate agents and it was an easy decision to sign up with her. The superior marketing materials, personal service and affordability were a cut above the rest. I'm happy to say that Lucy did everything she said she would do. She managed to sell our house above the guide price and we couldn't be happier with the result! The whole process went very smoothly and we cannot thank Lucy enough for all her hard work."
"Lucy has been amazing throughout the whole process. She has been so easy to work with, always contactable, quick to reply and her knowledge of the market has been invaluable in helping us make decisions and get the best price for our house. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wellingtons!"
"Wellingtons have gone above and beyond with both my sale and purchase. Not only did they sell my property in record time but they managed to get above the asking price! Wellingtons know their properties inside and out prior to conducting visits which I feel definitely contributed to selling my property so fast. They are also very covid secure and I felt confident that the health of my family was not being put at risk due to all the safety measures in place. Wellingtons have been at the end of the phone for all my queries and helped me get a fair price for the property I ended up purchasing. Wellingtons advice has been instrumental during this whole daunting process, I would not hesitate to recommend. Choose Wellingtons ..... you won’t be disappointed!"
"I have had the pleasure of working with Lucy on a number of various projects over the years and I can honestly say she is an absolute delight to work with. She is patient and really took the time to get to know my properties, so that she was in the most informed position to find me a suitable buyer. She only showed my properties to well registered buyers, which meant that the feedback she gathered was important and valuable. She communicated well throughout the process and has successfully sold a number of my properties.
I couldn't recommend her more highly!"
"Lucy and the team go above and beyond. They are professional on every level and I cannot recommend them enough. Best estate agents around."
"I have had a great experience with Lucy at Wellingtons - she is passionate, friendly and knowledgeable about the local area and I felt in safe hands. What a refreshing experience. Thank you."
“We couldn’t think of anyone else we would trust more with the sale of our property than Lucy from Wellingtons. Lucy’s knowledge of the industry is exemplary - plus her professionalism, dedication to her clients and positive work ethic shines through as soon as you first meet her. We now couldn’t imagine working with anyone else. Thank you Lucy!”
"Lucy has worked in the property industry in both sales and lettings for many years, and her knowledge of the property market is second to none. She cares a great deal about her clients and about getting the right outcome for them. Her integrity and honesty make her a pleasure to deal with and I will not hesitate to engage her services when I buy my next home."
"We have known and worked with Lucy over several years, she is a consummate professional and knows her business inside out. Her knowledge of the lettings market is second to none, every tenant she has found for us has been perfect and her understanding of what her clients want is excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend her."