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

  • Joanne McCarthy

    What can I say?! Samuel Estates sold my house, fuss free, in a pandemic!

    As an estate agent of 15 years I can have overly fussy, high standards but Paul and team dealt with what could have been a total nightmare swiftly and got it over the line. Highly recommend. Thank you all so much for making it so easy. Happy Christmas!!! Jo.

  • Dani Villanueva

    We are happy to have dealt with this company. Our agent was always very friendly, attentive, professional and efficient. This helped make the move as smooth as possible.

  • Mary Cooke

    I rarely submit a review but my recent experience with Samuel Estates compelled me to make an exception. I have contracted with Samuel Estate for some 20 years now on a tenant find basis for my rental properties and have never been disappointed. The process is fully managed to sourcing new tenants, arranging agreements and vetting potential tenants. Each member of the team strives to understand your requirements in an honest and professional manner. Utmost to the fore is their communication, accessibility and support resulting in the placing of exceptional tenants for me over these years.
    Recently as a result of the pandemic, we decided to relocate and our obvious choice was Samuel Estate to handle the sale of our home. An extremely stressful time considering that we were also moving abroad. The initial advice given was let the professionals do their job and advice well given as we secured a quick sale which would not have been possible without Paul Ahern. Everything went smoothly from the outset including a high standard of brochure/website photographs, showings and feedback. Once the sale was agreed Paul’s efforts did not cease and managed the full process, liaising with solicitors and buyers to the final steps needed to complete.
    Thank you Paul and your amazing team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Ross Reid

    We were very pleased with Yohana as our Property Manager who was prompt and professional in dealing with any queries or issues as tenants we had during our tenancy and in corresponding with the Landlord.

  • Zenon Zeniou

    Samuel Estate was perhaps the best experience I had in the last 10 years with an agency. They were very helpful throughout our tenancy and very prompt in dealing with our enquiries.I would choose this agency again!

  • Adam

    We have been clients of Samuel Estaes for over 10 years now, they have always provided excellent advice followed up by good results.
    I highly recommend.

  • the Villager hair salon

    I have been letting my property through Samuel Estates for many years now. The team are professional, friendly and always make you feel like you are being properly looked after. Highly recommended!

  • Harriet Freer-Smith

    As a private Landlord I have instructed Samuel Estates over many years
    to let my flats in Clapham and Balham. I have always found them to be highly professional, fast to react and extremely helpful.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Samuel Estates to other landlords.
    I would add that their virtual tour of the properties has been fantastic through covid and resulted in top rents being achieved.
    regards Chris Freer-Smith

  • Steve Humphrey

    I feel compelled to write a review for my lettings agent, Samuel Estates.
    I have been using Samuel Estates for over 16 years now, on a fully managed/ tenant find basis for my buy to let flats in London and I can honestly say they have never let me down.
    They are always friendly, honest, helpful, polite and highly professional in their lettings management business.
    They treat both myself and my tenants with respect and empathy and are very responsive whenever there is an issue to be dealt with.
    This approach leads to happy tenants, many of whom have been in my flats for years at a time.
    Samuel Estates vetting process in sourcing me new tenants whenever necessary is also excellent and in 16 or so years I've never been let down by any of my tenants.
    I cannot fault Samuel Estates for their honesty and professionalism and they always go the extra mile to help me.
    As a customer I feel valued and supported. Both of these things are so important in this day and age.
    Thank you Paul, Chi, Ryan, Stefano and the rest of the team for your care, concern, support and efficiency.

  • Robert Whitwam

    I've been with Samuel Estates for over 15 years now and I have nothing but high praise for them; as a non-resident landlord they have made the task of being a landlord incredibly easy! They are most professional, incredibly useful when called upon and generally just very pleasant to deal with. I can highly recommend them to anyone.

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Balham

45 Bedford Hill
London
SW12 9EY

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30 Watermill Way
London
SW19 2RT

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432-434 Streatham High Rd
London
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