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SELLERS INFORMATION

 

Choosing the right Estate Agent to sell your property is never an easy decision which is why we make sure that from the moment you first contact us, you will be guaranteed of the highest level of professional service.

 

Having been established in the area since 1989 and being one of Finchley's leading and most successful independent Estate Agents we have the experience. expertise and wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing the local market and its property values, ensuring you receive sound practical advice at all times.

 

The main areas that we cover are: Finchley Central, West Finchley, Woodside Park, East Finchley. Hampstead Garden Suburb and North Finchley.

 

Apart from our extensive and unrivalled experience in the area we recognise the pitfalls when selling which we try to make as pain-free as possible. Throughout the conveyancing procedure we make it our business to make sure that you know what is going on at every stage of the transaction.

 

Over the years we have built our success on offering our clients a courteous, professional and friendly service and are committed to maintaining our enviable reputation. We have a real passion for our business which means you benefit from our pro-active approach towards the marketing and sale of your property.

 

We appreciate the importance of presentation and effective marketing of your property, which is why we take great care when preparing your sales particulars, using full colour digital imagery as well as internal photographs wherever we can. Our advertising for each property is then carefully targeted to reach potential buyers whether via the internet, newspapers, e-mail, text messaging, fax or even by hand.

 

PRIME LOCATION

We are very conveniently situated in a very prominent and prime location in the heart of Finchley Central and being within one minutes walk of Finchley Central (Northern Line) tube station means that we can also take full advantage of the high volume of passing-by trade that comes our way, in addition to all the extensive, local, national and on-line advertising that we do. (See our location on our 'Contact Us page). Our newly refurbished and fully air conditioned office provides a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere for you to pop in to discuss any property related matters.

 

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO SELL YOUR PROPERTY

  • In depth knowledge of the local area, we have been established since 1989.
  • We will advise you of the highest possible realistic price to ask for when marketing your property.
  •  Digitally produced colour property particulars attractively presented. Our latest and up-to-date computer software programme allows us to take full advantage of emailing and SMS text messaging, thus alerting our database of potential buyers the latest information on our properties for sale at the earliest possible opportunity.
  •  Marketing/advertising your property will include;

 

(a) Advertising your property in the local press.

 

(b) Distribution of sales particulars to our database of potential buyers.

 

(c) Extensive online Internet advertising. This will include five of the largest property portals; rightmove.co.uk, findaproperty.com, primelocation.com, zoopla.co.uk, and globrix.com. We also have our own website davidharris.co.uk. We receive thousands of hits per month on our own websde alone, available worldwide, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Your property will have the largest possible audience and all the websites are updated on a regular basis.

 

  • Sales progression service.
  • No sale no fee agreement.
  • Professional and friendly service to all our clients.
  • Licensed members of the National Association of Estate Agents and members of T.P.O (The Property Ombudsman) scheme for Estate Agents.
  • Extensive database for potential buyers.
  • Free and without obligation valuations followed up with a detailed report and full appraisal of current market conditions.
  • Properties advertised In our shop front window.
  • Highly effective and distinctive 'For Sale' boards to complement our marketing and advertising.

 

LICENSED MEMBERS OF THE NAEA

We are also proud to be licensed members of the N.A.E.A (National Association of Estate Agents) the largest professional estate agency organisation in the UK that represents agents who believe in a high standard of professional ethics whilst at the same time protecting the general public against fraud misrepresentation and malpractice. It is a guarantee to the public that they can trust the agents knowledge and judgement when appointing them to act on their behalf. Moving house is too important to take risks and as licensed members of the N.A.E.A. our clients have the reassurance of knowing that we have to operate to the N.A.E.A's strict professional Code of Practice and Rules of Conduct. We also hold substantial Professional Indemnity insurance.

 

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT

Buying or selling a home? Do you require a valuation? Please contact David Harris & Co for advice or fill in the valuation form.

 

In the meantime, here are a few guidelines which we hope will assist:

 

 

VALUATION

Firstly, if you are selling, you will require a valuation. At David Harris & Co we can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based not only on their in depth knowledge of Finchley and surrounding areas, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties sold.

INSTRUCTION OF THE AGENT/PROPERTY DETAILS

Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales details of your property. Bearing in mind the importance of presentation, we will ensure that your sales details highlight the vitally important aspects of your property and ensure that your home is shown to its best possible advantage with the aid of full colour photographs and, if required, we can also set up a computerised 360 degree/virtual tour to feature on our website.


MARKETING

Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers. Appointments to view your property are made by David Harris & Co and accompanied viewing can also be arranged to show prospective buyers around your home should you be unable to do so.


Your property is now ready to market and we offer the following:


FOR SALES BOARD

This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day.


OFFICE AND WINDOW DISPLAY

External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our premises in order to optimise exposure to the market place.

 

EMAIL

Wherever possible, all prospective buyers who register with us are asked to provide email addresses in order to ensure that they are notified of any new properties as soon as possible within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.

 

MAIL SHOTS (and telesales)

We will contact registered prospective buyers as soon as possible after receiving your instruction and your details will be forwarded to any new registered buyers immediately.


WEBSITE

This is updated daily and full colour details of your home are placed on our website within 24 hours of being placed on the market.


We also have an optional 360 degree/virtual our which can assist to further enhance your property.


Besides the exposure on our own site, David Harris & Co is also affiliated with the following national property websites which will feature your home: Zoopla, Rightmove, Findaproperty, Primelocation, and Globrix.

UPDATING ON YOUR SALE

At David Harris & Co, we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.


OFFERS

Any offers we receive are promptly verbally notified and then followed up in writing. Our competent sales team will negotiate between you and your prospective applicant in order to achieve the strongest buyer.


We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an accepted offer has been agreed.


Should you require your sale to be completed by a certain date, this is when you should notify us and we will endeavour to satisfy your request wherever possible.


At this stage, you should also provide your list of Fixture and Fittings which will be negotiated separately between the solicitors and forms part of the final contract.


AGREED SALE

At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and, should you require assistance, David Harris & Co will only be too pleased to recommend local firms.


The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the survey.


The sellers’ solicitors will request the TITLE DEEDS from the lender (if appropriate) or yourselves as the seller and the FIXTURES AND FITTINGS form must be completed at this stage.


The solicitors draw up the DRAFT CONTRACT which sets of the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all relevant documents. Any enquiries will then be raised, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and LOCAL SEARCHES carried out.


Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.


EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS

As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, a mutually convenient date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.


COMPLETION

The completion and your actual house move and take between 7 to 28 days depending on the buyers, sellers and their respective solicitors.

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