Seller FAQs

We know selling your property can feel like a massive undertaking. That’s why we’ve pulled together a list of frequently asked questions for you. If you want to have a chat about selling and find out more, then just give our team a call.

How do I start selling my property?

Just call our office where our friendly team will talk you through the process and start by getting a valuation for your property. We then take you through the sales process so you are fully aware of how it all works.

Do I need an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

Most properties require an EPC for a sale to inform buyers about the energy costs and energy efficiency of a home. An EPS rates a home from A to G. If you do not have an EPC, we can manage that for you.

How do you market my property?

Each property is different, and we make sure we don’t offer the same cookie-cutter service for clients but create a bespoke marketing plan. This may mean advertising in print media or utilising social media channels. We can also arrange professional photography to create stunning brochures and even create floor plans.

Who conducts viewings?

Our team can manage viewings if you prefer. We can also help you with staging your property to showcase it and appeal to potential buyers.

What is the exchange of contracts?

This where a seller and a buyer sign identical contracts. These contracts are then passed to each solicitor and reviewed and agreed upon. On receipt, you will then be asked to pay a deposit.

What does conveyancing mean?

This involves the legal work needed to transfer your property over to the new buyer. A solicitor will need to do this, but we can facilitate this for you. The solicitor will perform a number of due diligence searches on your property by reviewing entries in the Land Registry and Local Authority to check on drainage, sewerage, roads, access and boundaries.

Will my property be surveyed?

It is not a legal requirement to have a survey, but some buyers request one to check on the condition of a property and check for issues like damp, roofing and any other defects or repairs that may be required. A survey is different to a mortgage valuation, where the mortgage lender will check that the property is worth the asking price.

What happens when the sale is completed?

As soon as the money is received by your solicitor, the sale is complete. We can help facilitate the handover of keys.

Why should we choose PIRES Real Estate?

We give you access to our entire team, supporting you from the moment you call us to the moment you exchange keys. We go above and beyond to find you the right buyer and don’t just rely on buyers coming to us.

Find out more about our team or give us a call on 0151 458 2530