Why Choose Prime Choice?
NAEA Propertymark protects and guides consumers, helping people to buy and sell their treasured homes. We work to raise professional standards among estate agents from single branch independents to large national groups, promoting education and qualifications within the sector. More than 10,500 estate agent offices are NAEA Propertymark Protected, all meeting higher standards than the law demands and through this we offer greater protection to consumers.
We are sales professionals and will look to find the right buyer with the minimum amount of fuss. Whether marketing via Rightmove, online or via our mailing list - we'll give you access to thousands of potential buyers.
We can introduce you to mortgage advisors and solicitors who will assist in making sure the sales process is as trouble free as possible. Our trained staff will work proactively with you and your solictor/mortgage advisor to try and complete any sale as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
First of all you need to receive a valuation to find out how much your home is worth. Ask Prime Choice about the services we offer, the current state of the local market, and the purchase price you can hope you achieve. Make and plan and how this sits with your priorities and timescales.
There are three main costs involved in selling a property:
Estate Agent Fees
Our fee will either be a percentage of the purchase price, or a fixed fee. When we visit to value your home, we will outline our fees so you can take these into account.
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
You are legally required to provide an EPC when you market your property for sale. This outlines the energy efficiency rating of your property. You may already have one and not realise! Speak to a member of our team and we be able to assist.
‘Conveyancing’ means the legal transfer of your property to the buyer, and you will need to employ a solicitor to make this happen. Prices will vary depending on your circumstances.
Prime Choice accompany all viewings, but you may decide that you’d like to be present. It’s really up to you.
Every sale is different. Both your position and the buyer’s position needs to be taken into account before this question can be answered accurately. If your home has been realistically valued, you should expect to receive offers within the first four weeks. Then, assuming your buyer has to apply for their mortgage, the exchange of contracts normally takes between 4 and 6 weeks and then completion is between 2 and 4 weeks later. So in total you should expect 12-14 weeks to complete the sale.
‘Conveyancing’ is everything that needs to happen to legally transfer your home to the buyer. You will need a solicitor to make it happen.
No. The buyer is responsible for paying Stamp Duty.
In England you do not need to arrange a survey, but it is likely that the buyer will, and so a surveyor will arrange an appointment to visit you home. The five key things a surveyor will be looking for are problems with utilities, damp, cracking, problems with roofs, and timber defects. In addition, your buyer’s mortgage lender will organise a mortgage valuation to confirm that the property is worth the money being leant.
As part of the conveyancing process, your buyer’s solicitor will perform searches of Land Registry and Local Authority information in relation to your home. They will be checking for planning history, and any potential developments around roads, drainage and mining near the property.
Once the sale has been agreed, your solicitor will draft a contract. The seller’s solicitor will confirm the details of the property and perform searches. At the same time, the buyer’s mortgage lender will conduct a mortgage valuation and send a mortgage offer to the buyer. When all of this is complete, you will be ready to sign the contract and agree the completion date.
The seller or the buyer can pull out of the sale at any time and for any reason until the point that both solicitors have receive signed contracts from both parties.
When both contracts have been signed, the buyer’s solicitor will request the mortgage from the buyer’s lender. Once these funds are released, then your solicitor and the buyer’s solicitor will consult both parties and agree a completion date.
Your title deeds give proof of ownership of the property and will need to be transferred to the buyer as part of the conveyancing process. These are usually held by your mortgage lender, and it will be your solicitor’s responsibility to obtain these.
The contract will specify the completion day, and usually the buyer will be asked to collect the keys to their new home from the estate agent. In most cases the seller is asked to vacate the property by 12pm.