Obtain an accurate valuation - Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the time frame that suits you. Our experienced valuers have an unparalleled knowledge of property values in your area.
Selecting your estate agent - When choosing an estate agent, consider their presence locally and what kind of marketing your property will receive. These are critical to obtaining the maximum exposure and price for your property.
You should also check if your agent will organise your government-required Energy Performance Certificate on your behalf or if you need to arrange this yourself? We can arrange this for you. You must have commissioned an EPC before your property can be marketed.
Instructing a legal representative - It is important to instruct an efficient and experienced legal representative. 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.
We will be happy to recommend a legal representative if required.
Presenting your property - First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale.
Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, adding a fresh coat of paint where necessary, de-clutter to make rooms appear larger and de-personalise so that prospective purchasers can more readily visualise themselves living in the property.
Marketing your property - To find your perfect buyer you need to give your property maximum exposure across a wide range of media.
When you instruct First Union to sell your property you will automatically benefit from our comprehensive marketing package, including: huge exposure via our website plus all of the major property portals, full colour property details, display in our well sited branch offices and access to our large database of prospective buyers.
Accompanied viewings - Accompanied viewings mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property. Our trained staff are available across long hours to ensure that no opportunity to show your property is lost.
Receiving an offer - As soon as an offer is received 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.
Offer agreed - Once you accept an offer we will do the following:
We will proactively manage the progress of your sale, advising you and negotiating on your behalf throughout the process.
There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.
Exchange of contracts - Exchange of contracts occurs when the following have been confirmed and agreed:
Once the contract has been signed by both parties the deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price) will be transferred electronically or paid by banker's draft by the buyer's legal representative to your legal representative. The completion date is then set by mutual agreement.
Completion - Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account.
Once the money has cleared in your legal representative’s account we will be able to release the keys to your purchaser.
“It has been positive experience with First Union - the first time I used them was back in 2009. It's a very professional service, and most pleasing of all is the quality of tenant I have got both times I have used them. I would recommend them to others looking to rent a property in the area” From Mr B.C May 2015
“We’ve been very pleased with the service we have received. It’s been prompt, efficient and friendly. Any problems have been dealt with very quickly.”
“I bought my property through First Union. They know the area and know my block very well. For two successive tenancies, First Union have found reliable tenants for me. They have provided sound advice in setting the price based on their extensive knowledge of the rental market."
“Due to being relocated abroad, I needed to let the flat I was living in. First Union provided a One Stop Shop. They made the whole process of letting and managing the property so simple. From the initial valuation, through marketing to finding tenants and managing the property on my behalf. When returning to the UK, and needing to let the property again, First Union was the only company I contacted due to the incredible service received in the past. The property is still successfully let and managed by First Union. The team provides a friendly and professional service that is rarely seen today. Use them with confidence.”
“An extremely comprehensive, amiable and competent approach that pervades every element of customer service.”
“Superb – I am so glad I went with First Union – they are great people to deal with and do a fantastic job – totally recommend them to anyone who needs a letting service and their sales team are brilliant too!”