If you’re thinking of selling, appointing the right estate agent is fundamental to achieving the sale of your home, within a suitable timescale and at the best possible price. That’s why we frequently evaluate our approach to ensure our service meets and exceeds the clients’ requirements and that we continue to be a popular choice for homeowners in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Why choose Shires Residential to sell your property?
More reasons to choose Shires Residential
- Established for over 30 years!
- All of our staff live locally and have excellent knowledge of the towns and villages surrounding each of our branches
- Excellent standards of customer service – we are with you every step of the way
- Members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme
Here’s how we’ll sell your property
Our aim is to sell your property for the best possible price and in a timescale that suits your needs. Our valuers are usually senior members of the management team and have many years’ experience with unrivalled market knowledge and understanding of property values in your area.
We consistently look to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Contact your local branch today or complete our valuation request form.
Instruct Shires Residential as your agent
We constantly review our approach to selling property in order to ensure the best possible coverage. All of our branches occupy prominent town centre locations to ensure optimum coverage and our marketing presence online utilises rightmove.co.uk and onthemarket.com. Our sales team have excellent market knowledge and are available to accompany viewings at your property.
We can also organise an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) on your behalf, if required.
Instructing a solicitor
The sale of your property can be made so much smoother by appointing a reliable, experienced and efficient solicitor. Shires Residential have partnered with a number of local firms and can obtain quotes and provide recommendations if required.
Presenting your property
Prospective buyers tend to make decisions quickly and therefore the first impression really counts –the presentation of your property is pivotal to a successful sale.
At Shires Residential we would recommend completing all of those little DIY jobs that you haven’t quite finished and of course, decluttering to help make rooms appear larger.
During our visit to your home we will take photographs which will then be carefully selected for use in our marketing material. We will also produce floorplans and prepare a detailed description of your property.
Marketing your property
In order to find the best possible buyer for your property we need to ensure optimum exposure across a wide range of media.
At Shires Residential our marketing strategies are tailored to meet your needs, no two properties or vendors’ requirements are the same. Naturally, our online presence is prominent and utilises rightmove.co.uk and onthemarket.com; we also provide full colour property details with photographs and floorplans as standard and we have extensive database of prospective buyers. Why not talk to us about Open Houses and Low Key Marketing plans?
We are pleased to accompany viewings as required, our trained staff are able to gauge the interest that the property is generating and this helps to provide meaningful feedback.
Our branches are open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturdays.
Receiving an offer
All offers will be submitted to you both verbally and in writing and as quickly as possible.
We will qualify the offer for you, establishing the prospective buyers’ ability to proceed – for example, Do they have a property to sell? Do they require a mortgage? This will influence your decision as to whether to accept the offer.
Once you have accepted an offer we will prepare a Memorandum of sale – this document is used to confirm the agreed price and notify all parties connected with the sale.
Your solicitor will be asked to send out the draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will then carry out the preliminary enquiries. We will advise and update regularly throughout this process.
Usually, there are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
Exchange of contracts
Exchange of contracts can only take place when:
- Preliminary enquiries have been answered
- Good title can be shown
- Any Leasehold matters addressed (if applicable)
- Searches received
- Fixtures and fittings agreed
- Mortgage offer received
Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (the amount of this can vary) will be paid to your solicitor. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Completion is when the remaining balance of the agreed sale is transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account.
Your solicitor will advise you when the money has been received and will then instruct us to release the keys to the new owners!
Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some of our satisfied customers had to say about us…
Thank you ladies so much for your patience and constant contact with our purchase.
Lesa is amazing. She is a credit to Shires. Thank you Lesa for everything. We are settled in and love the house.
Mr. & Mrs. J
Couldn’t have survived it without Lisa in the Mildenhall office, she was absolutely fabulous.
I’d like to thank you and your team for aiding in such a smooth and stress free house sale, Shires have been exceptional in every way!
Mr & Mrs Greig
Unusual in never meeting staff in person, all communication by phone, email or post, all handled very well.
Again thank you, you are by far the best agent I have dealt with over the last few weeks.