Our Essential Guide to Selling

Selling your home is an exciting but stressful time. At Samuel Estates, we understand the complexities of both the emotions and work involved in selling your home. We use our extensive knowledge of the London property market to keep you in control of the selling process and alleviate your stress as much as possible.

We created this handy guide to support you through selling your property, from the moment you decide to sell right up to completion.

Preparing to sell your home

Viewers typically make up their minds within 30 seconds of visiting your home, so making an excellent first impression is essential. In most cases, less is more. Spruce up any tired looking woodwork or paint and thoroughly tidy and clean up before the photographers and viewers arrive. It might be worth renting some temporary storage so you can put away any clutter and show off the true potential of your home.

Getting the price right

When selling your property, you need accurate advice to achieve the best possible price. Our unrivalled knowledge of the London property market means that you can rest assured that the asking price we provide is both credible and achievable. Just because an agent suggests a higher asking price, doesn’t mean they’re likely to get you the best sale. Many agents will pitch a higher valuation to entice sellers, but encourage buyers to offer significantly below the asking price.

Using property websites will be useful to gauge an estimation of what your home could be worth. Still, you will need the experience of a professional agent like us to get a more accurate and realistic assessment of its real value. Here at Samuel Estates, we are happy to provide you with a free and no-obligation property appraisal.

How do we assess the value of your home?

We will come to meet you at your property at a time that suits you. Appointments at your home will typically take up to an hour, which will include a full inspection of your house. During this time, we will discuss your own needs, the current market situation, and similar properties within the area. This will help us to advise you on its potential value, anything you can do that will enhance its current value, and what we recommend as a marketing strategy that will help sell your home effectively.

Why should you choose us?

Samuel Estates is one of South West London’s leading, professional and friendly Estate Agencies.

We are an owner-led company, headed up by Founder and Managing Director Nicholas Samuel and supported by a superb team of experienced property professionals. Every member of our team is here to assist you on your selling journey and has a passion and enthusiasm for selling homes.

The key to our success is our approachability and willingness to listen, understand and respond to our client’s needs.

We are known for our friendly and long-standing team. Our clients also appreciate our expertise in the local market and straight-talking good advice.

We are incredibly flexible and always try to accommodate our client’s busy lifestyles and can offer valuations or accompany viewings even out of regular office hours seven days a week.

Marketing your property

We have a range of marketing methods and tools to get your property in front of the most appropriate potential buyers. Check out our Sales and Marketing page for more information.

What should you do while your home is on the market?

While your home is on the market, you should do the following:

  • Supply anything we require as quickly as possible
  • Answer all of our questions honestly and carefully to provide your buyers with the right information
  • Continue to keep the property fully insured.
  • If you receive any notices that affect the property from any authority, please inform your Solicitors and us. You are required to disclose them to us even if contracts have been exchanged.

Completing these actions means we can ensure everything is done as quickly and smoothly as possible for your home sale.

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What our customers think

  • Mathew Chan

    I worked with Jessica from Colliers Wood office on my first time renting in London (and this country) and she been amazingly helpful. We suspect we are the more demanding kind of renters who needs to know everything about the property in details, Jessica has been patient and responsive throughout the entire process. We are very thankful to have Jessica's help, without which our moving into the country might not be as smooth.

    Samuel Estates's listings are all high quality ones and they offer complimentary move-in service. Highly recommended.

  • Sam Thomas

    After nearly 4 years of renting a property through Samuel Estates we can now reflect about our experience with them as a Letting Agent.

    Throughout our tenancy, all issues were responded to efficiently and effectively as well as being resolved in the end despite any hurdles along the way. The team on the whole are very proactive in their replies and were very helpful throughout our 4 years!

  • abinash patnaik

    We rented through Samuel Estates in Colliers Wood and dealt with Yohana Gabanes as our Property Manager who was amazing. She was always quick to respond to things and helped deal with any issues that arose during our tenancy. Our checkout was smooth and hassle free. We are so happy to have her again as our property manager for our current tenancy 🙂

  • Benjamin Ofereh-Mugbeh

    Had a very good experience and I believe that was only possible thanks to the professionalism and amazing care Jessica put into helping us. We can not thank her enough. I highly recommend asking for Jessica. THANK YOU 😊

  • Doctor OReilly

    Great experience with Samuel Estates so far, and especially Stefano. Very responsive to my emails and always helpful. Thank you for making my rental move a smooth transition!

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    Great experience with Samuel Estates, Jessica has been able to help us with finding our new flat for renting and the process has been very smooth, and always helpful.

    Definitely recommending Samuel Estates !

  • Kyran Farrell

    We are very grateful for the inordinate amount of help we had during a sale we had to make for a departed relative. Unexpected problems were handled calmy and speedily for us and communication was good and effective at keeping the process moving against the odds at times. Definitely an agency to recommend.

  • K F

    We are very grateful for the inordinate amount of help we had during a sale we had to make for a departed relative. Unexpected problems were handled calmy and speedily for us and communication was good and effective at keeping the process moving against the odds at times. Definitely an agency to recommend.

  • casa bianka

    I was renting flat for 2 years with Samuel Estates and level of support and professionalism which they offer is incredible! They're very nice, polite and working fast with your request, very good in problem solving. My first contact was based in Merton Mills and gentleman who was dealing with our flat was Chi, if you ever would like to rent flat in this area ask for him! I highly recommend this estate agency 🙂

  • Emily Pye

    We were looking to rent a new property and Stefano found us the perfect place despite our long list of required features! He was quick to reply and deal with all of our queries along the way. Highly recommend! Thank you Stefano.

Our office locations

Balham

45 Bedford Hill
London
SW12 9EY

Colliers Wood

30 Watermill Way
London
SW19 2RT

Streatham Common

432-434 Streatham High Rd
London
SW16 3PX