Selling Property in Scotland

Our team at Ralph Hendrie Legal specialises in giving your property the maximum possible exposure both online and offline, ensuring it sells for the highest possible amount within an acceptable time frame.

We strive on providing our clients a high-quality personal service with a personal touch.

At Ralph Hendrie Legal you are not just a number, our dedicated Agency Team shall guide you through the marketing process ensuring we achieve the best results possible.

Guide to Selling a Home in Scotland

Getting a valuation

Before deciding to sell your property, you may want to find out how much it would be likely to sell for in the present open market, we can provide a valuation and market appraisal for you free of charge.

We will visit your property, at a time convenient to you, and guide you on how best to present your property to achieve the best-selling price. We will value your home based on comparable sales prices of properties in your area and use our expertise of the local market and demand levels to provide you with an accurate estimate of what we would expect your property to sell for, and expected timescales.

Contact us now for a free valuation request.

Home Report

A Home Report consists of three components; a single survey – which will provide the mortgage valuation for the property and grades the state of repair and condition of the property for 24 elements on a scale of 1 to 3 (1 being the best), an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – outlining the environmental impact of the property and its energy efficiency, and a Property Questionnaire which will assist potential purchasers with information such as factoring charges, utility providers, maintenance guarantees, etc.

Here at Ralph Hendrie Legal we work closely with Surveyors who can prepare the Home Report for your property. Technically, there is not a need to prepare your property before the home report. However, it is good to put your best foot forward in terms of getting the best possible representation of your property reflected in the report and therefore get the best possible price from a buyer.

Marketing your property

Once the Home Report has been arranged, the process of photographing and developing advertising material for your property begins. We will send our professional photographer to the property to capture the main visual interest for the property listing. It is crucial that your property is looking its best to gain the interest of potential buyers – we will help you with this if necessary. Another essential part of your advertising material is a floorplan. We always provide a floor plan in our marketing to give an accurate representation of the space. A floorplan is statistically proven to attract more interest to your property.

We advertise our properties through the top advertising websites including ESPC, Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, and On the Market.

Receiving offers

Alongside the actual price being offered, it is also important to consider other factors of the offer such as the proposed date of entry, and whether this is convenient for you as a seller, and any other conditions the buyer may want to include in the sale.

Setting a closing date is also an important part of the process, this will limit the amount of time potential buyers have to submit an offer on the property, in some cases this can encourage buyers to make an offer as they sense competition for the property. You are not obligated to accept and of the offers you receive, as the seller you have the power to go back to the solicitor representing the buyer and negotiate the price detailed in the offer submitted by them.

Accepting an offer

All offers which are submitted will be reviewed by yourself and Ralph Hendrie Legal – we will help guide you to the best offer to accept, taking into account how the offer is being funded, if the purchaser has a property themselves to sell and entry dates.

Next steps

Once an offer has been formally accepted, the conveyancing process can begin. This whole process will be conducted by one of our highly experienced solicitors and is essentially an exchange of formal letters (known as missives) which agree all terms of the purchase.  You will be updated constantly throughout this process.

Once the conveyancing process has concluded and both sides are satisfied it is time to hand over the keys and inform your utility companies that you will no longer reside at this address.

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