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Information for Sale of your proeprty

Tips and Guidelines to selling your property


Step 1 – Realistic and accurate valuation and guidance.

Every home owners aim when thinking of selling a property is to achieve the best price they can in the shortest period of time despite market conditions. However there is a fine line between over pricing your property and achieving optimum value and it is essential to make sure the property is marketed at a realistic figure. Our experienced valuers with their knowledge of the local area, market demands as well as effective marketing skills will ensure to work tirelessly in achieving a sale in a timely manner and in the region of the guide price.

Please request a valuation in writing and we can arrange for a FREE VALUATION without obligation:



Step 2 – Choosing an agent

When choosing an estate agent there are many factors to consider, for example, what kind of marketing your property will receive, how the agent will pro-actively push the marketing of your property and most importantly whether they will give you the personalised service you require and that you have paid for. You should also make sure your agent will organise your energy performance certificate (EPC) on behalf of you if you have not already done so yourself as this is required by law. We are a dedicated team and we will ensure your property is advertised in our window display, our website as well as other external sites such as Zoopla. We also keep a contact list of people seeking property therefore this quickens the sale process when we already have someone in need of a property like yours.

Step 3 – Property presentation

Always remember FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT. Pavement appeal is essential in order to encourage people to view your property. Once they decide to view, the internal presentation of your property becomes critical to obtaining a successful offer. Crucial rooms are the kitchen and bathroom which need to be spotless and smelling fresh and clean.

Complete any DIY jobs that you have been meaning to get done and a fresh lick of paint if necessary. Take a look at your house as if you were the buyer, think about how you could enhance the properties appeal, i.e. try to de-clutter rooms to make them appear larger.

Step 4 – Promoting your Property

In order to achieve a sale your property needs to have maximum exposure through various marketing methods and ranges of media.

If you decide to sell your property through us you will benefit from our personalised marketing packages including;
Coverage on our website and various website portals including Zoopla
Full colourful detailed brochures
Proactive exposure through office team, sending out emails to registered applicants searching for what could be your property.

Step 5 – Viewings

We provide an accompanied viewing service, however you are free to conduct these and meet potential buyers as you know the property better with its history. Although viewings are an inconvenience to your family life it is essential to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your potential buyers’ time frames and nit-picking.

Step 6 – Getting an offer

Once we have received an offer on your property we will contact you immediately verbally and in writing. We will then check into the buyer’s circumstances in order to see whether they are in a position to complete the transaction.

Step 7 - Choosing a solicitor

At this stage we would recommend you to choose a solicitor and it is imperative that a reliable and efficient person be chosen. We will gladly assist you in the process.

Step 8 – Agreeing an offer

Once you have agreed to accept the offer we will then comply with the following procedure:

·         Prepare a memorandum of sale

·         Write to all parties involved the agreed sale price

·         Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then raise enquiries regarding the contract that your solicitor will reply to. At this stage a date for the survey on your property should have been set and a proposed exchange and completion date.

·         We will guarantee to keep you informed throughout the conveyancing process.

·         There are no legal obligations until the contracts are exchanged.

Step 9 – Exchange of contracts

Exchange of contracts is one of the milestones in the home buying process. The exchange takes place between two solicitors, yours and the buyers’ after all searches received, satisfactory replies to enquiries, mortgage offer in place and all preliminary work completed. This is the point of no return once contracts have been exchanged the buyer has committed to buy and the seller has committed to sell.

Completion date will then be formally agreed between both parties and the date will be put into the contract.

Step 10 – Completion

Completion is when the outstanding balance is transferred from the buyers’ solicitor to your solicitors account. Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared and is sat in their client account and will inform us the estate agent to release the keys to your buyer.


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UK coronavirus lockdown: what are the new rules and what does it mean for daily life?

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The government has amended the coronavirus (COVID-19) regulations to make clear that people who wish to move home can do so. This guidance provides important public health information to ensure that moving home and key activities around this, such as viewing property, can happen safely.
It is important that everyone knows how to stay alert, contain the virus and save lives. Our success containing the virus so far has been hard fought and hard won. We must proceed with the utmost care in the next phase, and avoid undoing what we have achieved. One of the simplest steps you can take when moving home is to wash your hands frequently and wherever possible stay at least 2 metres apart from people who are not members of your household.

This document does not represent a return to normality. The process of finding and moving into a new home will need to be different given those involved in the process will have to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible. This will include doing more of the process online, such as virtual initial viewings; vacating your current property whilst other people are shown around; and ensuring your property is thoroughly cleaned before someone else moves in.

We encourage all parties involved to be as flexible as possible over this period and be prepared to delay moves, for example if someone becomes ill with coronavirus during the moving process or has to self-isolate. It may also become necessary to pause all home moves for a short period of time to manage the spread of the coronavirus. We will let you know if this has to happen.

You should consider whether you need to make provisions in contracts to manage these risks. You should not expect to move into any home where people have coronavirus or are self-isolating.

Advice to the public
More detail on progressing the individual elements of the home buying and selling or rental process and how this applies to different groups is set out in the next section.

Vulnerable people or those shielding
We recognise people who are shielding or otherwise vulnerable may also have pressing needs to move home; however, this should be balanced with the increased risks presented by coronavirus.

In line with government’s advice, those who are shielding or otherwise clinically vulnerable should ensure they are aware of the medical advice, including on staying at home and avoiding unnecessary contacts over this period, if at all possible. All parties involved in home buying and selling should prioritise agreeing amicable arrangements to change move dates for individuals in this group, or where someone in a chain is in this group.

Clinically vulnerable and shielded individuals (ie those who have received a letter advising they are in the clinically extremely vulnerable group) will need to carefully consider their personal situation and the circumstances of their own move and may wish to seek medical advice before deciding whether to commit to or go ahead with a move. Some moves are likely to be lower risk - for instance if the home is empty, all travel can take place in their own transport and they can avoid contact with others.

We would encourage everyone in these categories who does intend to move, to make clear their status to all of the professionals involved in the process. They may be able to implement additional precautionary measures to further protect you.

People self-isolating or having tested positive for coronavirus
Moving home is not appropriate whilst you pose a direct risk of transmitting coronavirus. People who have coronavirus or are self-isolating with their family member should not leave their home to either move home, or undertake property viewings.

If you are contractually committed to move home, you should delay your move until all members of your household have come to the end of their self-isolation period. All parties involved in home buying and selling should prioritise agreeing amicable arrangements to change move dates for individuals, or where someone in a chain or their family member is self-isolating or has tested positive for coronavirus.

Should a move be essential for people in this category, for instance due to an urgent health and safety risk, please contact Public Health England/local public health teams for advice.

What does this mean for my property move or purchase which is scheduled whilst measures to fight coronavirus apply?
People are free to move home, however the process of finding and moving into a new home is likely to be different, as those involved in the process will need to adapt practices and procedures to ensure that the risk of spread of coronavirus is reduced as far as possible. It is vital that everyone stays alert and safe.

Initial viewings should be done virtually wherever this is possible and property agents should help you to do this.
All physical viewings should be limited to members of the same household and open house viewings should not take place.
When physically viewing properties, where possible, you should avoid touching surfaces, wash your hands regularly, and bring your own hand sanitiser. The number of people on a viewing should be minimised to those from your household that absolutely have to be there. If you need to be accompanied by small children, you should try to keep them from touching surfaces and ensure they wash their hands regularly.
If people are being shown around your current home, you should open all internal doors and ensure surfaces, such as door handles, are cleaned after each viewing with standard household cleaning products.
As most people choose to, we recommend that you vacate your property whilst viewings are taking place in order to minimise your contact with those not in your household.
Anyone involved in any aspect of the home moving process should practice social distancing in line with public health advice.
When moving between properties, you and those in your household should try to do as much of the packing yourself as you can. Where this is not possible, you should speak to removal firms in advance. There is further advice about this below.
If you are particularly worried about the risk of infection, then speak to the professionals involved, your landlord, estate agent or removers as they may be able to put in place extra measures.

Everyone involved in the moving process must follow social distancing to minimise the spread of the virus.


After putting my house up for sale in March (pre-covid) with Your Choice estate agents i knew from the moment I met Khalid that I could trust him. After covid hit and many set backs due to covid Khalid always kept me informed of the situation from house viewings to offers. It was a very difficult time to sell a house/home but I knew khald did his best for me and always had my best interests at heart. I would definitely recommend using Khalid to anyone wanting to sell their property.

Nicola Robinson, Vendor - 27/10/2020

I would highly recommend Your Choice Estate Agent. Their representative Mr Khalid made the purchase of our second property and provided excellent communication, feedback and service from start to finish. He was professional and friendly at all times and most importantly got us the house, he was approachable and reachable at all times via whattsapp which made it easy for me to get hold of the him so thank you for everything and look forward to working with you on the next property

Rashid Shala, Buyer - 24/10/2020

I have been come across your choice through a friend of mine and really pleased by their professional guidance and help . I would highly recommend to do business with your choice in future .

Imran Qureshi, Landlord - 24/04/2019

Excellent and very helpful from staff to end. Honest staff. Great service from Valuation to the end. Got the tenants I was looking for too

H khan, Landlord - Oct 09,2018

Very responsive and guided me throughout the whole process. I would highly recommended your choice estate agents to anyone who is looking to buy a property as there very supportive.

Nadia Azhar, Buyer - Oct 24,2020
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