Selling a House
Selling a house can be a tricky business, and it's crucial you make all the right moves to make the procedure as straightforward as possible. That's where the professional expertise of the South Forrest Property Service can make all the difference. Call our Property Department direct on 01463 250255. You can arrange an appointment to discuss your needs, and we will advise you on what to do next.
Your house is inspected by one of our experienced property team. We discuss the details of the property, the viewing arrangements and the marketing strategy with you. One of our solicitors obtains and checks your title deeds and is ready to deal quickly with any offers. We can also arrange a “Home Report” for you as this is a legal requirement.
We have experience in selling hundreds of properties, enjoy computerised access to the sales records of the Highland Solicitors Property Centre – the largest database of property sales in the region – and, being local, have extensive knowledge of the market in the Highlands and local trends.
We suggest the most suitable form of advertising, taking your budget into account. Your association with SouthForrest means you have access to Highland Solicitors Property Centre, part of a national network that is only open to properties being sold by solicitors. When we register your home with Highland Solicitors Property Centre it is included on their website hspc.co.uk where thousands of people look directly at the largest selection of properties for sale in the Highlands. It will also be included in the monthly all colour magazine “Hot Property”.
We take the time to deal with any enquiries, so that potential purchasers have the information they need to make an informed decision. We also follow up viewers and give you regular progress reports.
This is the most sensitive area of the sale,and our experience and expertise will count. When you are faced with decisions about whether or not to accept a lower offer with an earlier entry date, or an offer subject to survey, or whether or not you should fix a closing date, you’ll find there’s no substitute for our expertise and negotiating skills.
Once you have received and agreed an offer in principle, the conditions must be negotiated and accepted in writing before there can be a binding contract. This correspondence, called ‘missives’, is carried out on your behalf by your solicitor.
Once you have a binding contract to sell your house, we carry out all the necessary legal work so that the house title is transferred into the purchaser’s name, your mortgage is repaid and cleared from the Land Register, and any necessary searches are conducted.
New to house buying in Scotland and looking for more information?
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