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We’re here to help you sell your property

Moving home is ranked as one of the top three most stressful experiences in life, so when you’ve made the decision to sell your home, the most important decision you have to make is how to choose the right estate agent. That’s where we can help.

We don’t take a blanket approach to selling your property, we offer a personalised service with unrivalled sales expertise. Not only do we bring over 40 years of combined experience, we know the local area because we’ve lived here all our lives, which means that when we give you an insight into how the area and property prices have performed over the years it’s based on real knowledge and experience.

We offer a FREE, no obligation valuation

We create a fully comprehensive colour set of professional literature including floor plans, location maps, interior and exterior images of your property. Then we ensure your property achieves exposure to the right audience.

We email our own extensive database of prospective buyers and as statistics show that 82% of people start their property search online, we ensure your property is advertised on all the leading property websites too. We also offer flexible fees and contract terms that are based around your need as one of our customers.

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'We're part of the community'

As a small local business, we don’t just serve the community, we’re a part of it. We strongly believe in supporting local services so we actively contribute to the local School, Church and the Ealing Soup Kitchen.

That’s why if you use Match a property services we will make a donation to a local school or church of your choice, or to Ealing Soup Kitchen on your behalf.

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The sales process

Our guide to selling gives you a checklist of the process involved in selling your home as well as some handy tips to help make it attractive as possible for potential buyers.

1. Get Your Finances in order

If you’re still within your existing mortgage term, check whether you'll face any early repayment charges for early redemption or any fees you may be charged to transfer your mortgage to a new property - a process known as porting. If you’re planning to move to a more expensive property, you should find out how much you can borrow and which lender will offer you the best deal.

See example
Average costs of selling a house
  • Re-mortgaging : £1,500-£3,000

  • Estate agent fee : 1-2% of selling price

  • Solicitor fee : £500 - £1,500

  • EPC : £50 - £120

  • Removals : £400 - £1,200

2. Preparing your home

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done like adding a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger. It’s also worth ensuring that you have an Energy Performance Certificate so potential buyers can see how energy efficient your home is.

3. Decide an asking price

Spend time researching how much your house is worth based on recent local market activity, and invite Match a Property round to provide a free valuation.

4. Negotiate and agree a buyer’s price

You may wish to consider a buyer’s position as part of the agreement such as whether they are in a chain and therefore reliant on other properties to sell in order to complete the purchase. It is also worth establishing target dates for exchange and competition as part of the offer process.

5. Appoint a Solicitor and agree a Fee

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring a property from one person to another. Your solicitor will obtain copies of the title deeds for the property, prepare a contract, provide the buyer's solicitor with the contract and copies of the deeds, obtain any mortgage redemption figures from your lender, liaise with the buyer's solicitor to agree a moving (completion) date, and exchange contracts with the buyer's solicitor. They will then complete the sale by receiving the proceeds on your behalf, hand over the deeds and documents to your buyer's solicitor, pay off any mortgages and arrange payment of your estate agents fees.

6. Questionnaires

The buyer’s solicitor will make some enquires so they have all the information they need to draw up the contracts. Your questionnaire will revolve around the boundaries of the property, what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale, and whether you’ve had any disputes or complaints with the neighbours. The council will focus on proposed developments, building works, sewerage, utilities, council tax and things of that n

7. Exchange contracts

Once you’ve negotiated the terms of the contract, the final contract will be finalised and ‘exchanged’. Your solicitor will receive a deposit and both you and the buyer are legally committed to the sale. If you choose not to move forward after this point, you could be sued and must return the buyer’s deposit. If the buyer pulls out, they will lose their deposit.

8. Completion

The buyer’s solicitor will make some enquires so they have all the information they need to draw up the contracts. Your questionnaire will revolve around the boundaries of the property, what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale, and whether you’ve had any disputes or complaints with the neighbours. The council will focus on proposed developments, building works, sewerage, utilities, council tax and things of that n

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