At Geoff Foot Estate Agents we understand buying or selling a property can be both stressful and time consuming, that is why we offer a wide range of property related services that will benefit our customers throughout the entire process. If you require any further assistance or advice on any of the services below please feel free to get in touch with our office where we will be happy to talk them through with you.
This is more than likely the first time one of our agents will get to meet you unless you booked the appointment in our office or have used Geoff Foots before. Once on the appointment our agent will have a look around the property to see what is being offered and to locate the selling features of your home. Once this has been done our agent will talk over the process of selling a property through our agency and it is at this stage where we will help you decide on a realistic marketing price to launch the property onto the market with. When recommending a marketing price we take into account many different factors including the local market condition and recent sale prices of similar properties which we can use as comparable evidence.
After our initial appointment has been carried out and you have instructed us to market your property we will revisit to take the necessary information and photos required to create a sales brochure on your home. Once this has been done we will be in a position to fully market your property using all of our agencies different advertising methods. Some of our more traditional marketing methods include a ‘For Sale’ board, marketing in local publications and a space in our LED backlit window display. We will blend these more traditional methods with new styles such as online advertising on our own website and the other leading property portals and we will also enter your property into our new estate agency software which will send your property instantly to all of our registered applicants by their chosen method whether it be via email or sent to their phone.
When a prospective buyer has requested a viewing on your property we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for the appointment. Once the appointment has been booked we advise that one of our team accompanies the viewers as having an agent from our office can carry many benefits. We find viewings that are accompanied by an agent tend to allow the potential buyers to feel more relaxed which will in turn allow them to have a better look around the property. We will also talk to them when originally booking the appointment to find out what they are looking for in a property, using this knowledge we can then point out features in your home which we know they will be impressed by. At the end of the appointment we also find potential buyers will give one of our agents much clearer and meaningful feedback on your home then they would talking to you direct, which we can then work on with you before the next viewing.
Offers and Sales Progression
Once an interested party has made the decision to make an offer on your property we will deal with all negotiations ensuring that we get the best price for your property and an amount that you are happy to accept. Once the sale has been set up we will keep in touch with both sets of solicitors and your buyer in order to provide you with regular updates on how the sale of your property is progressing right the way up until exchange of contracts and completion. If any problems arise during the sale we will also proactively work to overcome these problems cutting out any unnecessary delays.
We work in conjunction with a selected panel of locally based solicitor firms in order to provide our customers access to an excellent conveyancing service at competitive prices. We have always found it very beneficial to use locally based solicitors who have an understanding of the area of the property. The firms we use have many years of experience and specialise in residential sales, coupled with this they are also very approachable and easy to contact which can lead to a sale progressing a lot more efficiently. For more information or to obtain a quote please feel free to get in touch with our office.
Arranging a survey through Geoff Foot Estate Agents couldn’t be easier. Whether you are looking for a home buyers report or a full structural survey we will put you in touch with reputable, experienced surveyors that will be able to assist you. The surveyors we use know the Hayling area well and will be able to arrange an appointment at your convenience. For more information or to obtain a quote feel free to get in touch with our office.
Energy Performance Certificate
Each property entered onto the market is required by law to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Once a EPC has been carried out it does not expire for 10 years. If your property has had an EPC carried out previously, we are able to download it from the national database to save you obtaining a new one. A drawback to this is if you have carried out any works improving your properties energy efficiency since the existing report was created, then it will not show therefor giving your property a lower rating then what it has probably got, however the choice is yours on whether you update the report or not. We are able to arrange for a energy performance assessor to visit your property to create a EPC whether you are having your first report done, or are updating an existing report, so feel free to give our office a call to make use of this service.
Once the sale of your property has been achieved and contracts have exchanged with moving dates set, you will need to arrange removals to either transport your current possessions into your new home or into storage depending on your forward movements. We are able to arrange this for you through long standing, experienced companies that carry the appropriate insurance safeguarding your possessions. They have services on offer starting from a small van if you only have a small selection of items being moved, all the way up to large lorries able to transport an entire households worth of possessions. They also offer a storage service for customers requiring it. If you require a removal service feel free to contact our office for more information or to obtain a quote.
Property Marketing Services
We offer a number of services that can improve the marketing of your property. Ranging from 3D Floor Plans to professional photographs and aerial shots. Certain properties will benefit from these services and during your market appraisal we will offer our advice on whether we think your property would benefit or not.