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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Google User

    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.

  • Fiona Gordo

    We recently rented a flat through Samuel Estates and their service and support has been fantastic. They responded quickly & courteously to our queries. The flat had a couple of small issues (leaky tap, light not working etc) - they sorted it out straight away and without fuss. The electrician & plumber were friendly, helpful and they both did a great job. We are very impressed with the service from all teams involved - thanks all!

  • Raluca Budau

    Yohana has been very helpful, professional and ensured that end of tenancy process was done smoothly!!

  • Claire Mathecade

    Samuel Estates is a great agency and have been very efficient in term of contract signed and viewing proposal.
    Theyhave been very professional and understanding - a big thanks to Stefano B. and Ryan C. for the work done.
    Best,
    C

  • 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.

  • 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.

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