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Vendor Guide

There are several key steps involved with buying property, contact us for more information.


How much is your property worth?
Whilst local property newspapers and websites can provide an idea of what your property might be worth, you will need the experience of a professional estate agent to get a more accurate and bespoke assessment of its value.

Green and Parry will carry out a free, no-obligation property appraisal at your convenience. This consultation usually takes about an hour and includes a detailed inspection of your property along with discussing your specific needs, current market trends and activity levels with other properties similar to yours. We may also be able to give you some advice on how to enhance its value when preparing it for sale. Book a free valuation now.


Choosing an Estate Agent
Now you know the value of your property and have decided to go ahead and sell, you will need to instruct an agent to act for you. When considering which agent to use, beware of those suggesting inflated values (which can leave you hanging in the market while others around you sell) and low commission, as in some cases - you get what you pay for!

With Green and Parry, you only pay commission when we successfully sell your property. You will have unlimited access to our professional sales team and wealth of local knowledge and experience.

Contact us to find out more about what we offer.


Preparing your property
The majority of buyers use internet property portals (such as Rightmove and Zoopla) to search the market. This means that the visual imagery used to advertise your house is essential for creating a lasting first impression which can influence them to contact us to arrange a viewing. To prepare your property for photos, and viewings, you may want to consider the following:

  • pack away clutter and items of non-essential furniture to help the buyer better visualise the space;

  • ensure your property is clean and free from smoke or pet hair and odours. This can put off buyers who are non-smokers or animal lovers;

  • spruce up any faded or discoloured paintwork;

  • Keep the garden tidy and the lawn mown;

  • Dress rooms to show them off at their best or for their purpose. For example, rather than using your spare bedroom as a junk room or gym, store the unnecessary items away and hire or borrow bedroom furniture so that the buyer can visualise the bedroom space easier. 

Conducting viewings
We commit a vast amount of time and money towards marketing your property to prospective buyers and conducting viewings is a key part of this. We will discuss with you the best times for viewing to take place at your home taking into account working patterns, children, light levels and of course your preferences about being at the property or not when viewings take place.


Negotiating the price
We will put forward any offer to you verbally at the first available opportunity, and follow this up in writing within 24 hours. You will need to respond to any offer, and if this is a rejection of the offer is increased then this process will simply be repeated.

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