9 key steps to selling your home

Step one: Property valuation

One of the first and most important tasks to do is to obtain an accurate valuation from an experience local agent, who knows the local property market, and can provide a recommended sale price and time scale that suits your needs.

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Step two: Organise your finances

Wellingtons works 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.

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Step three: Marketing your property

When marketing your property, promoting your property with good quality images on websites and social media, as well as calling through buyer databases can help you get the right offer and buyer.  

Step four: Virtual viewings

Using the latest technology, we will create a virtual video of your property for your prospective buyers to view virtually from the comfort of their own home. 

Videos allow prospective buyers to get a feel for your property before they book a physical viewing. This means that physical viewings will be with buyers that have already shown interest and are genuinely interested.

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Step five: Physical viewings

Your agent will accompany all buyers on viewings and will highlight the attractive features that may not be immediately obvious. We will also have any important information on hand (e.g. car parking spaces, rights of way). We'll also contact you shortly after the viewing finishes, to let you know how the viewing went and give any feedback. 

Step six: Negotiation

We will liaise with the buyer on your behalf, to negotiate you the best price. We will offer advice based on their position (e.g. mortgage buyer, chain free) and your position (e.g. upsizing, downsizing). 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.

Step seven: Instruct a conveyancer

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.

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Step eight: Exchange of contracts

The legal exchange of contract is where a non-refundable deposit (normally 10% of the purchase price) is transferred over to your convenyancer. At this point, both parties are bound to go through with the transaction or you will lose your deposit.  

Step nine: Completion

On completion day, your money will be transferred and your buyer will be able to move in to their new home. This is usually approximately 1-2 weeks after the exchange of contracts.

Funds for schools offer!


We're keen to support our schools here in Surrey Heath, so when you sell your property through Wellingtons, 

we will donate up to £250* to your chosen school's PTA when you complete on your sale.

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*Terms and Conditions apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE WILL YOU MARKET MY PROPERTY?

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.

WHY DO VALUATIONS VARY BETWEEN AGENTS?

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.

WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE FOR YOU TO SELL?

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.

CAN I COME ONBOARD WITHOUT MEETING FOR THE VALUATION?

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.

HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU VISIT?

It depends on availability however it’s typically within three days of your booking.

WHAT IF MY PROPERTY IS ALREADY BEING MARKETED BY ANOTHER AGENT?

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.

HOW DO I REVIEW MY ADVERT?

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.

WHAT CONSUMER PROTECTION SCHEME ARE YOU A MEMBER OF?

We are proud members of the PRS and CMP accreditation schemes.

DO I GET ONE POINT OF CONTACT?

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.

DO YOU VET PROSPECTIVE BUYERS?

Absolutely, we obtain key information such as their full name, address, contact information and check their buying status and financial position.

HOW LONG AFTER THE PHOTOGRAPHERS VISIT WILL MY PROPERTY BE MARKETED?

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.

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