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Selling your home


Moving home is one of the biggest decisions you make and when the time is right, we understand that you need help from experts to be sure of getting the best outcome. Westways is an estate agency founded with a single vision: 'to provide an outstanding, personalised service for every client'.

As an independent, local agency we are able to offer a flexible service tailored to you which many larger chains simply cannot. Our highly experienced sales team are dedicated to ensuring you achieve the best possible sale price for your property as swiftly and easily as possible.

You will have a dedicated team working on your behalf, each of whom will visit your property and take the time to understand your priorities and requirements. We are here to help you every step of the way and believe in a culture of openness and explaining the rationale behind our advice so you can be confident you are making the right decision.

Our guide to selling your property:

Valuation
Whether you are ready to sell, or simply require an up to date appraisal of your property, please book a convenient appointment with one of our sales team. We will provide you with our considered opinion of an achievable sale price taking all factors into account including prevailing market conditions and your ideal timescale to achieve a sale.

Strategy
Once you instruct Westways to sell your property, our sales team will discuss and agree a marketing strategy with you. We will prepare full details of your property and arrange professional photographs, floor plan an Energy Performance Certificate.

As soon as property particulars are agreed they will be uploaded to our website, the major property portals (Rightmove, Zoopla, PrimeLocation) and emailed to thousands of registered buyers. Additionally, we may advertise sales properties via brochure, national and local press advertisements, trade journals and magazines.

Viewings
Our sales team will always take the time to get to know you and your property and arrange viewings at times that suit you. We will always accompany viewings so you can be sure that your property is being shown in the best light.

Offers
Once a prospective buyer has made an offer we will notify you verbally and in writing in accordance with the the Estate Agents Act and it is then up to you to accept, reject or counter the offer.

Sale
Once you do accept an offer, a solicitor will be required to carry out the necessary conveyancing before legal ownership is transferred to the buyer. It is a good idea to appoint a solicitor once the marketing of your property commences so that documentation can be prepared in advance, which will allow the purchaser’s solicitor to receive draft documentation promptly.

The buyer’s solicitor will in turn carry out and raise preliminary enquiries. If you are selling a leasehold property, we recommend that you forward copies of your past service charges, ground rent and buildings insurance (at least three years) to your solicitor together with any estimates for scheduled works.

If you have carried out alterations or extensions to your property please provide your solicitor with relevant plans, building regulations approvals, planning consent, completion and guarantee certificates. Having all these documents ready saves time and will speed up the sale of your property.

Exchange & Completion
Once all the legal documentation i.e. searches, guarantees, mortgage offers, etc. have been approved by both solicitors, you may proceed to exchange contracts. At this stage a completion date will be set.

Upon completion our agreed commission fee becomes payable. We will send our invoice to your solicitor requesting payment from the proceeds of sale upon completion. You can now arrange your removals. Check that the company belongs to the British Association Of Removers.

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