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There are several key things to consider when selling your property. We’ve
put together a list below to guide you through the process:


Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the
shortest time. Here at Mark Youll we carry out many valuations every
month, giving us unparalleled knowledge of local property values.


First impressions really do count so consider any DIY jobs you have been
putting off. Touch up chipped woodwork and apply a fresh coat of paint
where necessary to make the property look good. Try to de-personalise and
de-clutter your rooms to make them appear larger and allow the buyer to
imagine their own belongings in them. A well-kept garden, pathway and
fence will make a good first impression.


You need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of
media. When you instruct Mark Youll to sell your property you will benefit
from our innovative marketing strategies, including exposure not only on our
website but also full colour property details with floor plans and promotion of
your property on all major property portals – Rightmove, Prime Location,
Zoopla to name but a few.


As soon as an offer is received on your property, we will notify you both
verbally and in writing. Any special conditions of the offer will also be stated
in writing and we will check the buyer’s ability to proceed before you decide
whether to accept the offer.


Once you accept an offer, we will do the following:
Ask you to confirm your solicitor’s details
Prepare a Memorandum of sale
We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process,
keeping you informed each and every step of the way.
Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and

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

Once both parties have signed the contract, the deposit (usually 10% of the
purchase price) will be telegraphically transferred or paid in the form of a
banker’s draft.


The successful sale of your property can be reliant on the instruction of an
efficient and experienced solicitor. It is a good idea to do some research and
make a decision before you put your property on the market as this will help
to avoid delays. If you would like us to make a recommendation, please ask.


Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from
the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account. Your solicitor will call you
when the money has cleared in your account and will then inform us to
release the keys. Congratulations, you’ve now sold your property!