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Guide to Selling

Guide to Selling

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Accurate Valuation

Choosing the correct agent to sell your home is vital. Here at Doolittle & Dalley our dedicated team understands your needs and is committed to providing an honest and personal service tailored to meet your individual requirements.  We strive to achieve you the best possible price.

Call us on 01562 821600 to arrange a free no obligation valuation or feel free to complete our valuation request form online.

Selecting an Estate Agent

Choosing an estate agent is an important decision. Doolittle & Dalley has been established since 1893 and in the 120 years trading has built a reputation for quality service. 

Instructing a Solicitor

We work closely with all of the legal firms within Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, and therefore we are more than happy to help you choose your Solicitors. 

Presenting your Property

Before you put your home for sale on the market you have to consider how you will present it for sale. Your home doesn’t need to feature the latest design trends or contemporary furniture to make an impact; you can create a sense of space, light and ambience by making minor changes and applying simple presentation techniques. The first impression of your home for potential buyers will most likely be from an internet listing so it is essential you have your home photographed to sell in a way that shows it at its best. 

Marketing your Property

Here at Doolittle & Dalley we provide you with regular marketing updates and straight talking good advice. All our properties benefit from 24 hour marketing coverage on the leading property websites including: Rightmove and Onthemarket.com. Your property will also benefit from our full colour property details and a window card in our L.E.D window display.  

Our computer software also allows us to automatically email out your property details to new applicants registering with matching criteria.

Accompanied Viewings

Our opening hours allows us to respond to enquiries about your property efficiently and maximise viewing opportunities.

We offer a dedicated and unrivalled service 6 days a week. Our office is open 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am – 12.30pm Saturday.

We will happily accompany viewing appointments ensuring we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary.

Receiving an Offer

Once we have received an offer on your property we will notify you straight away. We will put the offer to you verbally stating any special conditions of the offer.

We can request the buyers to provide proof of their ability to proceed. 

Offer Agreed

If the offer is acceptable to you then we will write to all parties to confirm the agreed price and possible conditions of offer. We will ask you to confirm your solicitor’s details so we can prepare a memorandum of sale.

We will keep in touch with all parties and keep you informed throughout this process.

There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed and exchanged.

Your solicitor will send you questionnaires about the property which you will need to answer and return.

Once your solicitor receives the replies from the questionnaires they sent you they prepare the Contract Pack and send it to the Buyers Solicitors.

The Buyers’ Solicitors then ask questions about the property which your solicitor will answer from the documents they hold or they may need further information from you. Your solicitor arranges for you to sign the Contract and Transfer and you agree a completion date with the Buyer once:

  • All enquiries are answered and confirmed by your solicitor
  • There is evidence of a clean title
  • All queries over the lease (where applicable) and local searches have been addressed.
  • Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale have been agreed. The buyer has received their mortgage offer / has their cash funds ready

Contracts are exchanged and the completion date is set. The Buyer pays the Deposit to their solicitor (usually 10% of the purchase price) who transfers it to your solicitor.

You will make arrangements to move out and to hand keys the keys to us.

On the completion date, you move out. Your solicitor sends the transfer to the Buyers’ Solicitors, disburses our fees, pays off any mortgage, deducts their fees and pays the remaining balance from the proceeds of the sale over to you.

Once the money has cleared in your account your solicitor will inform us to release the keys.