Selling property in and around Southampton
No two properties are the same which is why Robertsons offers a strategic, bespoke service to each individual customer. Marketing programmes are tailored to suit the nature of each dwelling and maximise its key selling points for clearly defined target audiences. An appropriate mix of advertising, editorial and direct marketing delivers clear messages to potential buyers via a range of communication channels including SMS and email. As many members of the team as possible visit each instructed property, familiarising themselves with its environs in order to secure a prompt, successful sale.
Step 1 Arranging your mortgage
Before you begin your property search, it is advisable to arrange your finances and, if required, have a mortgage agreed in principle. This will confirm how much money you will have to fund the purchase, which will ultimately influence your property search
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Step 2 Register your interest
The first step to finding the right property is to register with us either by calling us on
You can also register your interest about a specific property online if you are short of time.
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Step 3 Finding the right property
Once we have a clear understanding of your requirements you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria. We can also keep you constantly up-to-date via email and SMS alerts when the latest properties become available.
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Step 4 The key to successful viewings
We’re open at times to suit you, convenient for viewing after work and at weekends:
Our offices are open 9am-8pm Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. In addition, our phone lines are open 8am-9pm, 7 days a week.
In order to secure a property we recommend an early viewing. We will chauffeur you to your viewings ensuring you arrive in a relaxed frame of mind and accompany you throughout so that we are on hand to answer any questions immediately and advise where necessary.
Step 5 Instructing a solicitor
The successful purchase of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to use a solicitor who knows the area that you’re moving to and specialises in conveyancing.
We have a selection of tried and tested solicitors that are experts in property who we would be happy to recommend.
Step 6 Making an offer
Once you have identified a suitable property we will put your offer forward to the seller both verbally and in writing stating any special conditions of the offer. You may need to demonstrate, if requested, that you are able to proceed (e.g. provide evidence of your mortgage agreed in principle).
There are no legal obligations on either side until contracts are signed.
Step 7 Offer agreed
Once your offer is accepted we will do the following:
Prepare a memorandum of sale
Write to all parties to confirm the agreed price
Ask you to confirm your solicitor’s and mortgage broker’s details
You will now need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with the conveyancing process and your mortgage broker to proceed with your application
Step 8 Conveyancing
As part of the conveyancing process your solicitor will do the following:
Raise any enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller’s solicitor
Request their own local searches
Agree on a date for exchange of contracts
We will assist your solicitor and negotiate throughout the process, keeping you informed every step of the way.
Step 9 Survey and mortgage offer
A survey of the property will be booked by a surveyor on behalf of the mortgage lender to identify any structural problems and advise on the property’s value.
After the mortgage valuation report is received, a formal mortgage offer will be sent to you and your solicitor which you will need to sign before it is returned.
There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
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Step 10 Exchange of contracts
Exchange of contracts occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed.
Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a banker’s draft from your solicitor to the seller’s solicitor.
The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Step 11 Completion
Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from your solicitor to the seller’s solicitor’s account.
We will release the keys once the money has cleared in the seller’s account.
Congratulations, you are now the legal owner of your new home!