Selling Your House: Our Process

When it comes to selling your house, our local experts can help support you every step of the way. We use our years of experience in the London property market to help you market your house and find the right buyers.

Marketing Appraisal & Valuation

Ideally, you’ll want to sell your property at the best price in the shortest timescale.

We pride ourselves on helping you do just that. We won’t overvalue your property to get your business. We use our in-depth knowledge of the local market to give a realistic value of your house that sounds great for both you and your potential buyers.

Instruct your Agent

Your estate agent should have both an excellent high-street presence and utilise technology. The right agent will have expertise in the local market and offer straight-talking advice.

At Samuel Estates, we always apply discretion, humour and integrity as any situation dictates.

Once you’ve chosen to sell with us, there will be some formalities to arrange such as signing a Terms of Business and providing essential property information. You’ll also need to provide us with proof of identification so that we can make certified copies for our records. This is standard practice with all estate agents to comply with UK Anti-Money Laundering Procedures.

Instruct your Solicitor

You should instruct your solicitor as soon as your property goes on the market.

At Samuel Estates, we can recommend solicitors who give consistently excellent service to their clients.

Please note, we do not take any referral fee or commission from our recommendations.

Presenting your Property

First impressions really count when it comes to selling your house and are a vital part of achieving a favourable sale.

It is a good idea to make sure all switches work, touch up the paintwork and declutter – even if you have to rent some temporary storage.

Our team of professional photographers can then take photographs and produce the floor plans and an EPC if one is required. We usually take care of all of this in one visit to minimise disruption.

Find a buyer

Our comprehensive marketing package will include:

  • Exposure on our dynamic and user-friendly website
  • Instant marketing to our current sales database of buyers
  • Email & SMS alerts
  • Promotion on property websites, including Rightmove and OnTheMarket.com
  • Advertisements for your property in our high street offices

Accompanied Viewings

A member of our team will be present at every viewing. We have longer opening hours than many other agencies so that buyers won’t miss out on a viewing, and you won’t miss out on a potential sale.

Offers

As soon as we receive an offer, we will contact you to advise the full details – we usually do this by telephone call and then confirm by email. We will also discuss any particular conditions included in the offer and provide professional advice to help you decide whether to accept or decline.

We then confirm the offer, by checking the stated deposit and that other monies are available and exist. We will also ensure that a mortgage-in-principle is in order.

Offer accepted

Once you accept an offer and agree on everything with your buyers, we will do the following:

  • Ask for the purchasers’ solicitors details
  • Compose the Memorandum of Sale and send to all parties – this will confirm the agreed price and also any additional items agreed as part of the sale, for example, certain fixtures or fittings.

Your solicitor then sends out a draft contract to the purchasers’ solicitor. The legal process then begins with initial enquiries, property surveys and various legal searches.

As the sale progresses, the completion day will be agreed. We will oversee this process to keep the sale on track and ensure any minor issues or queries are dealt with quickly. It is important to note that until contracts are ‘legally exchanged’ you are not legally committed to the sale.

Completion

On completion day, legal completion happens when the residual monies are transferred from the buyer’s solicitor to your solicitor’s account.

Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys to the buyers.

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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!

  • Antonio Dabraio

    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