Our Sales and Marketing Process

Marketing you property

First impressions count, and online marketing is vital in the modern property market.

As an independent agency, we have the flexibility to adopt whatever approach we feel has the most significant benefit to our clients. Without the constraints of corporate standardisation, our values are more likely to reflect our aspirations.

Below are just a few of the marketing techniques we employ to ensure your property receives maximum exposure.

Professional photography & floorplans

A picture speaks a thousand words. We always use professional photographers to take pictures. We also produce floorplans and compile Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) all in a single visit, ensuring that potential buyers have all the relevant information at their fingertips.

We're on all the major Portals

90% of potential tenants start their property search online. All of our properties are listed on our website as well as leading property search sites such as Zoopla, Prime Location and OnTheMarket.com

Our Linked Database

Our database is shared across all our offices so your property can be shown to potential buyers regardless of who they speak to. Our system automatically sends text and email alerts to any applicant who matches your property.

Produce sales brochures

We believe that beautifully produced hard copy brochures still help to sell properties. Our sales brochures will make your property pop off the page, resulting in offers.

Local leafleting (subject to your consent)

We produce A5 leaflets and drop these into properties close to yours. The new owner of your home could be renting a house a few doors down and is now ready to buy. Or, someone nearby might know someone looking to move into the area.

Extensive Digital Marketing

Social Media (subject to your consent)

The power of social media is incredible, with it being a common way for people to share information. Hundreds of people follow us on Twitter and Facebook, giving us plenty of opportunities to get maximum coverage for your property.

Video and 360° Virtual Tours

We produce and narrate interactive 360° Tours and Video Tours to be used as key marketing assets across all our marketing channels and web properties.

Signage and Offices

‘For Sale’ boards

Many prospective buyers see our boards and call into the office to arrange a viewing.

Our Offices

With offices in prominent locations in Balham, Colliers Wood and Streatham, your property will be displayed in our windows and on our large TV displays, in view of passers-by. Many of the enquiries we receive come from walk-in prospects.

Longer opening hours

We are not a 9-5 business. Our longer opening hours are to maximise viewing opportunities for your property.

Verbal Communication

Often emails can get lost or end up in junk folders. Our dedicated sales team will make telephone calls to everyone we’ve sent your property particulars to.

Qualifying your buyer

The phrase “Willing and Able” hardly appears on estate agency documentation today. However, it remains essential to vetting prospective buyers and ensuring they are willing and able to proceed.

Apart from the obvious financial issues governing the buyer’s “ability” to proceed, there are several other things we look for in prospective buyers for your property.

To help qualify your buyers, we ask:

  • What has prompted your move?
  • When do you hope to move?
  • Do you have a property to sell to fund your purchase?
  • When would you like to complete?

Their answers are all fundamental to ensure that there are no nasty surprises at the last minute.

To comply with anti-money laundering regulations, we obtain the following documents to ensure that your buyer is in a stable position to move forward with the purchase of your property:

  • Proof of Funds
  • A mortgage agreement in principle
  • Photographic identification
  • Buyers solicitor’s details

Progressing your sale

Agreeing on the price of your sale is just the beginning. We will keep you informed of exactly what is happening, what has happened and what still needs doing every week, helping alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with selling a property.

By focusing on progressions, our “fall through rate” is unbelievably low.

We will keep a close eye on the progression, following up with your solicitor, the buyer’s solicitors and the respective agents up and down the chain. This is probably the most crucial part of a sale because once you start paying for surveys, solicitor’s fees and searches – a sale that falls apart is a horrible waste of time and money.

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What our customers think

  • Shameem Bhyat

    Paul at Samuel Estates has been exceptional. His no-nonsense attitude helped enormously with the sale of my house. At a time when good conveyancers are hard to come by, Paul made great recommendations and facilitated communications with all parties with speed and efficiency, always keeping me in the loop at every stage of the process. It can certainly be challenging when it comes to selling your home but Paul really made the process easy. Thank you so much.

  • Kayley Donnelly

    This was the smoothest experience I've had moving to a new flat. Daniel was really helpful and very accommodating when we tried to arrange a second viewing. He was very responsive to emails which I really appreciated, and unlike other agencies I was not harassed with lots of phone calls! Very happy with the flat and the service received.

  • Bel Vita

    The worst agency I've ever rented in, they don't care about the tenant's welfare, no repairs are done, they want to hold the tenant responsible for everything, I do not recommend it!

  • David Evans

    We had a great experience with Samuel Estates. Bilal was our estate agent and he was a great asset to us getting the property we loved. Thanks so much and we would definitely use these guys again!

  • raj kumar

    special thanks to Daniel. he has been very kind and helpful. he made that whole thing very easy. very professional and friendly agent.
    Lina Svegzdaite is an AMAZING property manager. very professional and very friendly. Highly experienced. i am very happy and thank her for giving the wonderful experience when it comes maintenance issues.

    thanks SAMUEL ESTATES management team for having Daniel and Lina.

  • Bilge Gündüz

    Top real estate agency. Special thanks to Daniel for finding us a perfect flat that meets all our needs! Highly recommended!

  • Charlie

    I’m not someone to usually write a review, but I was highly impressed with the service I received from Samuel Estates. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a new home. I have had to move a few times over the last few years and she was the best estate agent I have ever dealt with. She was helpful, professional and answered any questions we had promptly and efficiently. She made the process stress-free and took care to make sure we was happy every step of the way. I highly recommend.

  • Conor MacLeay

    Jessica was very helpful throughout the process. Would recommend Samuel Estates.

  • Lucy Robinson

    Highly recommend Samuel Estates.Sold & bought properties with them & experienced expertise & efficiency from start to finish.Competitive pricing, highly knowledgeable & know the properties inside & out, providing confidence to both seller & purchaser.

  • David

    Good service no pressure from agent professional and helpful.

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