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

  • isabela maciel

    Very happy with the services provided. From the lady who picked up the phone and managed to squeeze me into a viewing for 15 minutes after the call, to Stefano who showed the property and assisted me through the offering process with his excellent expertise. Also happy with the post signing service so far, including support for setting up and transferring bills.

  • Ava Chiu

    The whole renting process was very smooth. Agent Stefano is professional and responsive to our queries by providing detailed info every time. We love the property and area but it is a shame that the property is full of heavy cigarette smell in the upholstery which is deep inside and hard to get rid of the smell e.g. leather sofa. The whole experience will be even better if the smell has been removed by professional cleaning before we moved in. Unfortunately, Samuel Estate could not help much on this after we reported. Apart from this, the experience was good and staff are helpful! That's why it's 4 stars. Otherwise, we will give 5 definitely.

  • Christian Larsson

    I have been a happy client for many years and I continue to use Samuel Estates for my property management. Professional, transparent and service minded.

  • Ross Campbell

    My partner and I are a week away from moving in! The staff at Samuel Estates have been very helpful and quick to respond to any quieres throughout the process. Having engaged with almost all agencies within the area by far have found these to have the best properties and the best staff!

  • Sterling Archer

    Dealing with Stefano of the Colliers wood branch was a breeze, he was very helpful, informative and accommodating right from the start. Everything was clearly put forward and any queries, however stupid were met with clear and easy to follow information.

    Thereafter, once moving in, our handover to our property Manager Chi, was smooth and again they couldn't have been more helpful so far.

    This has all helped make a stressful time much easier to deal with and helped us enjoy our new home.

    Many thanks.

    Adam & Lohaine

    32 Kennet Square

  • Jo

    Samuel Estates managed my flat in London for a few years and after an issue with one account manager, they quickly turned things around, gave me a new account manager and have been great in every way. Jade was our account manager and was responded immediately to all my emails and questions. She also managed the renovation of a bathroom while tenants were living there and did a fantastic job of ensuring the renovation was completed to a high standard and the tenants were happy. Would recommend them to others.

  • Jessica Lambert

    Samuel Estates were amazing in helping us find our flat! Daniel Jumeau, who showed us the flat, has been wonderful throughout. He’s kept us updated regularly, helped us secure the flat we wanted to much, and has been beyond helpful and outgoing for us. I couldn’t recommend him or Samuel Estates more. Thank you so much!

  • Louie Rallo

    Great service, from start to finish - Stefano/Dan (Rentals) & Yohana/Jade (Property Mgmt) has helped us secure our 2nd rental property. Truly grateful for the professional & knowledgeable guidance thru this often complex activity. No doubt they will be our first port of call for our next move!

  • Rachel Anderson

    Thank you to Chi and the Colliers Wood Samuel Estates team for a smooth tenancy experience for 2 years. Great communication and professionalism throughout. Would highly recommend!

  • Nisha Patel

    I had a great experience with Samuel Estates. Daniel was very helpful in getting me a viewing of the property I was interested in and very quick to respond to any questions I had!

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