Step 1 - The market appraisal
Begin by getting your property valued by us. We know about property sales in Croydon and always keep our finger on the pulse of the market.
At Livin, we use our local expertise to provide you with an honest and realistic price for your property. We’ll discuss the timescale for your sale and the best marketing strategy to suit your needs.
Step 2 - Preparing and marketing your home
Having received your market appraisal in writing and, provided you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales particulars for your property. It’s always a good idea to declutter the property and spruce it up before we take pictures. If it will not be too much hassle for you then we recommend adding a fresh coat of paint where needed, investigating and repairing any cracks and renewing old bathroom seals. These small touches can make all the difference to a prospective buyer’s first impressions.
To create the best “kerb appeal” for your property, tidy up outdoor spaces by weeding your front garden and jet washing the patio. You can also give worn out window sills a fresh lick of paint and have your windows cleaned.
Step 3 – Launch
Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your property, it will be placed on our website along with all the other property portals we use such as Rightmove and Zoopla as well as social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. We will also proactively market your property to our database of qualified buyers who always appreciate receiving our calls regarding a new listing that matches their requirements.
Another effective marketing tool is to utilise our stylish For Sale boards. This traditional advertising method has always generated quality enquiries and is a great visual reference for local buyers. Our aim is to widely expose your property to the market to increase the opportunity of reaching the largest selection of buyers and ultimately achieve the best price for you.
Step 4 - Viewings
Before any viewings take place we’ll ensure we have learnt everything there is to know about your property. Our marketing will get people through the door but our passion and expertise at the viewing are what will get your property sold. All viewings will be accompanied by us.
Step 5 - Offers and agreeing the sales
This is where things start to get a little bit more exciting! We will reconfirm the buyer’s purchasing position to ensure nothing has changed since their initial registration with us. We will then work with you to negotiate the best price before accepting an offer and agreeing on the sale.
Step 6 – Conveyancing and & progressing the sale
Our recommended solicitors can take care of all the legal work for you whilst we focus on the progression of your sale; we will keep you updated every step of the way so you can relax and count down the days until you hand over those keys.
Step 7 - Exchanging contracts and completion day
Once you’re happy with the contracts (or contract) you’ll sign and exchange them. The money will change hands and the deeds will be transferred into the buyer’s name.