Selling guide

Your property is likely to be your most valuable asset, so don’t settle for anything but the best

Some things are a given when you’re selling. You want the minimum hassle, a speedy sale and the best possible price.

In short an Agency that will make your selling journey as easy as possible this is where Squire Estates can help, as an Independent Estate Agent in Hemel Hempstead we will give you a service that always pays attention to detail and is personal you.

We’ll be there with you from start to finish, from managing viewings to sorting out complicated chains. We are aware that selling can be a complicated and stressful process, its unfortunately just the way things are when you are dealing with lots of people and such a valuable asset.



Property Valuation

Squire Estates will help you make one of the hardest decisions when selling your property – how much it should go on the market for. Our team in Hemel Hempstead will use their estate agency experience combined with expert local knowledge of both property values and market conditions to price your property accurately as getting the price right at the outset is imperative.

Price it too high and you’ll get a lukewarm reception when you hit the market and risk a down-valuation at survey. Price it too low and you could lose out in a rising market.

For a free valuation on how much your property is worth click here. For more information on pricing your property correctly click here.

We will advise you on all aspects of the sales process: from preparing the property for viewings as presentation can make a real difference, discussing realistic time frames in the current market and the service that we will offer you to see your sale all the way through to completion keeping you fully informed throughout.


Property details

Clear and comprehensive property details ensure that your potential buyer will find the perfect match without time-wasting. Floor plans, internal and external photographs all provide a visual sense of each property and, combined with an informative service from our sales team, encourage quality viewings. We maintain on-going contact with our vendors to ensure that our details fully reflect each property’s unique character.

Floor plan production is done in-house which allows us to provide clear and specific floor plans that are accessible both in our brochures and online.


Market Coverage

When a property comes on the market it is imperative that property is placed in front of as many potential buyers as soon as possible.

Online marketing is an integral part of marketing your property in the world today. This is both from a property website perspective as well as social media.

In addition we understand the importance of property websites and have the widest possible reach and exposure across the major platforms, including Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location. We have also secured additional featured positions to guarantee even better property and brand exposure, giving our clients further advantage over competing properties.


Expert Consultants

With so many estate agents to choose from, we firmly believe that our staff set us in front of the rest. From our office in Hemel Hempstead we at Squire Estates believe in offering you a comprehensive service, and to achieve this we employ staff that know the local market and who are determined, professional, good communicators and most of all have your best interests at heart.

We accompany every viewer to show them the best features of your home, we are trained to show properties to their best and it is proved that accompanied viewings are more likely to result in an offer.

If they don’t make an offer, we’ll let you know what they say. If there is consistent feedback that appears to be preventing a sale, you’ll then have the information you need to make any changes necessary to attract the right buyer.


Financial Checks

Many buyers haven’t properly prepared themselves financially to make an offer so we check that they have a mortgage offer in place and are ready to put down a deposit; essential to ensure the sales process goes smoothly. Click here to visit our mortgage calculator page.



Your choice of solicitor when selling or buying a property is vital. You need a solicitor who is pro-active, thorough and above all communicates with you the progress of the transaction.

It is wise to research who you will use and get a few quotes from different solicitors.

  • If selling ideally make the decision before your viewings start as it is a good idea to be legally ready to sell with all your documents in place.
  • If buying it is also preferable to know who you are using as being able to confirm who your solicitor is and be able to proceed quickly once your offer is accepted will put you in a good position.

We can if required recommend selected solicitors to help your sale progress. Please contact us for more information.


Guiding you to exchange

When you receive an offer on your property we will make sure you are fully informed of the potential buyer’s position and any timeframes / conditions they have so you are in a position to decide if this works for you.

Once you have accepted an offer our sales administrative team in Hemel Hempstead will prepare the Memorandum of Sale and write to all parties to confirm the agreed sale price and any related conditions of the sale. The negotiator will then be your main contact and communicator between all parties, guiding your sale through to exchange and completion.

As your estate agent Squire Estates’ will be with you throughout the entire process and will do everything they can to ensure a smooth transaction; we work with your solicitor, the buyer’s solicitor and mortgage broker and of course liaise with you and your buyer. If you are buying another property we will also keep in contact with the agent you are buying through to ensure everything is proceeding smoothly and we are meeting the necessary timeframes. Click here to visit our step by step guide to buying.

At Squire Estates we have a low fall through rate (only 5% of properties sold and bought through us fall through compared to an industry average of 30%) so you can be assured that we will do everything possible to make sure the sale proceeds.

We advise that you sign your contract as soon as possible so that you are in a position to proceed once all enquiries are answered and your buyer has signed their contract and transferred their deposit to their solicitor (usually 10% of the purchase price). The completion date will need to be agreed by both parties by the point of exchange and we will of course help you to get this agreed.

If you have any questions about the exchange process contact our Sales team today.


Successful completion

Completion occurs when the remaining money is transferred to your solicitor from the buyer’s solicitor. We release keys to you once we get confirmation the money is with your solicitor. Congratulations – the sale has gone through!

To find out more about the completion process contact our Sales team today.

Published Date: Oct-06-2015