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Property Selling Guide

The First Thing

We recommend that you do prior to placing your property on the market, is to gather together all warranties, guarantees, planning permissions, etc relating to the property into a file. You probably have done this already, but sales can often be delayed by no proof of Planning consent for a conservatory or no guarantee of wood timber treatments. It is also prudent to make your lawyer aware of your intention to sell your property.

Call Le Gallais Estates

To come around and provide you with a market valuation, with our opinion of value and the suggested asking price to achieve as much return for you as possible.

Presentation

This is everything when trying to get you the best possible price, and this is where we need to work together. Should it need it, de-cluttering the house and a good clear out in the garden can save you thousands of pounds. Painting a few rooms may cost you a few hundred pounds, but if it could save your purchaser shaving £5,000 off the asking price it’s well worth doing. We will guide you through the process of getting your property looking just right to entice a buyer.

Decide Early

It is an unwritten rule that all fitted carpets; curtains and light fittings are included in the purchase price. However there maybe a few personal fixtures of sentimental value that you wish to take with you to your new home. This is usually no problem if it is pointed out to potential purchasers at the time that they first view. If further down the line you decide you want to remove items that would normally be considered as fixtures and fittings there could present a problem.

Marketing Tools

This can vary greatly, and some may suit your property more than others. We will always start by taking the sales particulars, a wide selection of digital photographs and create floor plans. We will always send draft details or a draft brochure for your approval prior to sending them out.

Our new website is the first place your property will appear. We have invested heavily in our site recently and are always up-dating and improving it.

Our window display is not crammed full of properties, it is designed to be changed daily to keep it fresh and also to draw in prospective purchasers with its prominent position on the pedestrian precinct in Bath Street.

Word of mouth is often the best way to sell anything in Jersey, so we will immediately be on the phone to matching applicants to arrange viewings. We also email and text any matching purchaser to inform them of any new instructions. We advertise on a regular basis using only professionally designed adverts using the best digital images and eye catching text.

Keeping you informed

Is what we will do on a regular basis. From making an appointment to view; to giving you that vital feed back from an applicant after they have viewed. Please arrange for us to have a key to enable us to view which will be logged numerically in our secure system. Most purchasers prefer the owner to be out when viewing, they are often more frank with their opinions to the negotiator if the owner isn’t around.

Some purchasers like to have a look around your area before viewing internally, but we would never send someone to view un-accompanied. Should anyone knock on the door with a yarn of how ‘they were just in the area’ (particularly if you have a sale board up) we always recommend that you ask them to call our office to arrange a formal viewing.

Offers

Offers made for your property will always be put forward both verbally and in writing and we will negotiate hard on your behalf to achieve the best possible price for you.

Our commission

We will be delighted to discuss our terms and the high level of service we offer to all our clients. We have no hidden charges, and the agreed fee is inclusive unless other arrangements have been made prior to marketing. Le Gallais has a unique approach to the way in which our negotiators are remunerated, we pay a fixed salary, topped up with a performance related bonus. This means you have Le Gallais’s entire sales team marketing your property and not just one commission only agent. We can offer impartial advice and may recommend holding back for a better offer and not just take the first one to come along in order to get a sale!