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

  • Valentin Mocho Rodriguez

    Fantastic experience, Bilal was super helpful, responsive & very patient with me constantly pestering him for updates. Smoothest experience I’ve had with a letting agent for sure!

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    5 stars for Stefano Basciu​, letting consultant. He made the process of securing the flat we liked quick and straightforward. He was there to answer questions : )

  • Paul V

    I'm leaving one amazing property managed by Samuel Estates not only because their staff believe they can trespass the property in my absence as they give the keys away to third parties / service providers without any supervision. I did my best to fix this issue but they just lied to me (in written). The maintenance is also poor: for one year they failed to fix an issue with the boiler / water pressure so it's impossible to have a shower at constant temperature.

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    Very straightforward process to rent out a property with Samuel Estates. Stefano was great to deal with and responded to any queries we had promptly

  • Ayanna Griffith

    Stefano was my estate agent and he was great. Whenever I had a question he would take the time to find an answer, and was always available to speak to. I recommend Samuel Estates agency!

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    Great experience so far! Stefano gave me loads of help and support! I recommend this agency

  • Phillip Ross

    I have been with Ryan and team as a landlord now for over 5 years they have provided an amazing service always available, willing to listen and help above and beyond the accepted norm, at a reasonable price.
    I can not highly recommend enough

  • Laura Tossan

    Samuel Estates and Stefano were very helpful and reactive all along the process from my first visit until I moved in! Thank you!

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    Great team, very friendly and accommodating. We felt like we were in good hands, I can recommend them highly!

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