1. Free Market Appraisal and Valuation
If you are thinking of selling your home, this FREE service will help you
understand your home’s current market value. We will provide you with
up-to-date information relating to market trends and recent sales of
comparable property in your area. Our valuation will be based on a range
of information including the size, location, layout and condition of your
home along with the local market conditions.
2. Instructing Us
Once you have decided you would like Longsons to be your agent, you will
need to formally instruct us by signing an agency agreement.
legal requirements, we ask for documents to confirm your ID/residence
and an electronic money laundering check will be undertaken before we
can begin to market your property. The majority of properties marketed
for sale require a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). EPC’s are a
rating scheme to summarise the energy efficiency of buildings. We can let
you know if a certificate is required for your property and if needed,
provide the certificate for you at no extra cost.
3. Online Marketing
Your property will be instantly available on our website - longsons.co.uk
with professional photography, professional floor plan, 360 virtual tour,
detailed video tour and detailed description. As well as listing your
property on the top four biggest property portals, Rightmove, Zoopla, On
the Market and Boomin, we also extensively use social media advertising.
4. Window Displays
Situated in the heart of Swaffham town centre in one of the most
prominent positions within the town, we have a large window frontage
that boasts the very latest LED window displays, ensuring our properties
can be seen 24 hours a day.
The benefits of a high-quality window display should not be
underestimated, we get many enquiries from potential buyers browsing
on the high street.
Distinctive ‘For Sale Boards’
These are a vital marketing tool clearly identifying a property and
frequently generating interest. Our For Sale boards are extremely
prominent throughout the local area.
We firmly believe that using traditional marketing methods such as
magazine advertisements is an essential part of upholding our traditional
values. We have our own branded magazine, the Longsons Property
News, in which we place monthly property adverts.
As an independent estate agent, we strive on creating new innovative
marketing ideas to set ourselves apart from other agents, we constantly
seek ways to maximise the exposure of your property. As part of our
marketing campaign, your property will be matched to our extensive
register of applicants, with details being sent to those looking for a home
As soon as we have buyers ready to view your property, we will contact
you to arrange a viewing at a time that suits you. Unless instructed
otherwise, we accompany every viewing regardless of whether the
property is occupied or vacant.
Feedback and Contact
Our customers are the main focus of Longsons, our priority is to keep you
updated and to provide you with regular feedback. Following each
viewing, we call the viewers to see how the viewing went and then relay
the feedback back to you.
As your estate agent, one of our many responsibilities is to use our
experience and judgment to guide you through the negotiation stage. We
have an experienced team of negotiators who are duty-bound to inform
you of every offer and negotiate on your behalf.
Before advising you of
any offers, we will research the buyers position to get as much
information as possible to help with your decision
. The following are some
of the questions we ask buyers -
- Are they a first-time buyer and ready to buy immediately?
- Are they in a chain, what are the chain details?
- Do they have a property to sell?
- Do they have an ‘Agreement in Principle’ (AIP) from a mortgage
lender to confirm they can access the required funds?
- Etc, etc.....
11. Accepting an Offer
Once you have accepted an offer, the property will be sold subject to
survey and contract. At this point, most buyers will ask you to take your
property off the market and the property listing will be changed from ‘For
Sale’ to ‘Sold Subject To Contract’ (SSTC)
Once the sale is agreed, we will send you, the buyer and the solicitors a
memorandum of sales. This legal document is a written confirmation of
the essential details of a property transaction.
Once you have accepted an offer on your property, our service doesn’t
stop there. We will regularly progress your sale, speaking to all parties
involved including the solicitors, mortgage brokers, etc keeping you
informed of any updates and events as they occur. We aim to closely
monitor the sales progress and where possible, eliminate any issues
before they occur.