Step by step guide to selling

Step 1: Obtaining the right price

Our aim is to sell your property at the best possible. Our local team has expert knowledge of property values in North Norfolk and will give you sound and accurate advice. Contact us or visit our valuation request page to get your up-to-date market appraisal.


Step 2: Choosing your agent

Selecting the right agent to market your property will be integral to your property sale. You will be working with this team on a weekly, if not daily, basis and will be trusting them with your biggest asset – your home. Ask: who will be your day-to-day contact, what are their opening hours, how will they market your property? Do they advertise on Rightmove? What are their USPs compared with other agents? Of course fee level can be a deciding factor.


Step 3: Instructing a solicitor

Buying and selling can be stressful at the best of times, but selecting a sluggish conveyancer can hold up your sale or purchase and could cause many sleepless nights. Find out about conveyancing options with Harrisons.


Step 4: Property presentation

Thinking about touching up that paintwork or replacing the floral carpet in the lounge? If you’re selling, now is the time to get round to all those little jobs you have been ‘meaning to get round to’. Our local valuer will then visit your property to take professional photographs to make your property shine, create 2D or 3D floor plans and create knock-out sales literature which will paint your property in its best possible light.


Step 5: Marketing your property

Not only will we create stunning particulars for your property, we will also showcase it in our busy offices, pitch it to regional property journalists and publications in North Norfolk and advertise it in a range of local print media. We will also promote it across social media platforms and send out tailored email marketing campaigns, as well as phone and text follow ups, to target potential buyers.


Step 6: Knowledgeable viewings

If you have ever bought a property, you will know there is nothing worse than being shown round by an agent or viewings rep that hardly knows anything about it. Once instructed, you will receive an introductory visit from our sales team so they can appreciate the benefits of your property first hand – enabling them to discuss your property in detail with any interested applicants. We don’t outsource our viewings either – all our viewings are undertaken by full time members of the sales team, so we can answer any question the viewer might have during the visit. Unlike a lot of local agents in Norfolk, we are also open for a full day on Saturdays and bank holidays, we don’t take half days during the week, and are staff our accessible via mobile, email and telephone.


Step 7: Offer time

As soon as we receive an offer from an interested party, we will call you to discuss it and write to you formally to record it. We will check the purchaser’s buying position and timescales and advise you accordingly. We provide bi-weekly reports of all activity on your property covering Rightmove traffic, viewing and feedback, and all offers to keep you up-to-date through the duration of the sales process and you will be given an allocated vendor management to act as your main point of contact.


Step 8: Accepting the offer

Once you are happy with the offer on the table, we will:
• Prepare a memorandum of sale
• Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
• Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed every step of the way.


Step 9: Exchange

Exchange of contracts is the first time your agreement becomes legally binding. Exchange happens when the following actions have been completed:

• Preliminary enquiries following receipt of draft contract
• Evidence of a good title
• Specific issues highlighted in the lease, if applicable
• Local search queries
• Fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale
• The buyer's mortgage offer

Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit will be transferred by the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor. The completion date is then set.


Step 10: Completion

Once all monies are cleared, the property has completed and you have sold your property. Open that bottle of champagne and celebrate with your agent!

Want to kick-start the sales process? Contact us for a free valuation of your property today.


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