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Discover the things you need to know when selling your home
How much are estate agent fees in 2023?
Every estate agent is unique and their fees will vary depending on your location and the type of service you choose.
In 2023, estate agent fees continue to be very competitive in the property market.
At Kearns Residential, we prioritise transparency and client satisfaction, offering competitive and fair fees for our services.
By listing your home with us, you gain access to a dedicated team of experienced negotiators who understand the intricacies of the current property landscape. We utilise top-of-the-range marketing strategies, advanced technologies, and extensive networks to ensure maximum exposure for your property. Our personalised approach, combined with our market expertise, allows us to attract qualified buyers and negotiate favorable deals on your behalf. Trust us to handle your property sale with professionalism, integrity, and a commitment to achieving optimal results.
How should I determine the value of my property?
The value of your property can be determined by conducting a property valuation. This can be arranged by booking a free valuation with Kearns Residential or contacting us to provide you with comparable sales data in your area.
What does your fee cover?
Good question. The truth is, it varies depending on what you’d like to wrap into the cost.
Some estate agents offer a choice of set marketing packages, while others might allow you to mix and match.
When you are discussing fees with us, feel free to enquire about the details of what our fee will cover.
Does your fee include VAT?
It’s always a good idea to check upfront if Value Added Tax (VAT) is included in the sales fee or not. This can seem like a lot of extra money if it’s unexpected, so be sure to ask one of our agents in the sales department.
Does your fee cover photography, floor plans and a written description?
Photography, floor plans, and even video tours can make all the difference in attracting buyers.
Kearns Residential does not charge upfront fees for marketing materials.
As a homeowner, you would want an accurate and enticing description of your home. We believe this should always be included.
What online property marketing is included in your fee?
To get the best possible exposure for your home, Kearns Residential will feature your property on our website, as well as on all major property portals, such as Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket+
Additionally, included within our fee is the service of connecting you with suitable applicants from our extensive database and showcasing your home on our diverse range of social media platforms, namely Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Does your fee also include offline property marketing?
Offline marketing includes things like a ‘For Sale’ sign outside your house, property brochures and multiple window card displays.
These are great ways to get more interest from local buyers in the Hillingdon borough.
Will you value my home for free?
Kearns Residential offer a free valuation of your home. There’s no obligation to sell your home with us afterwards.
Setting a value for your home is where the expertise of our agents comes into play.
Our experienced agents with over 80 years of combined experience will consider the location and characteristics of your home as well as market conditions and recent sales data.
All agents have slightly different opinions when it comes to price. Kearns Residential strives to help you land the most accurate and up-to-date price.
Please contact one of our agents to book your valuation.
How will you achieve the best price for my home?
Understandably, as a vendor, you want someone to go above and beyond.
Here at Kearns Residential our agents will work with you to create an effective selling strategy tailored to your needs and preferences.
Current market conditions will also be taken into account.
Can more than one estate agent list my home for sale?
Yes. There are three routes to selling your home with an estate agency; sole agency, joint agency and multi-agency.
Sole agency is where you choose one estate agent to market your home. The amount of commission varies depending on which agent you instruct.
Joint agency is where you have two estate agents market your home.
Multi-agency is where you can instruct as many agents as you like to sell your home. They will all market it at the same time but you only pay the one who finds the right buyer.
Please be advised that you may be charged two sets of fees if you are still tied into a contract with another agency and you choose to instruct us.
Do I need to pay if my home doesn’t sell?
Kearns Residential works on a ‘no sale, no fee’ basis.
So you won’t have to pay anything if your home doesn’t sell, a buyer drops out or you simply decide to stay put.
That said, there can be certain exceptions, so please make sure you read the terms of your contract carefully.
Are there any legal obligations or disclosures I need to be aware of as a seller?
As a seller, you have legal obligations to disclose any information about the property that could affect the buyer’s decision. These may include issues such as structural defects, disputes, or environmental concerns. It’s essential to be transparent and seek legal advice to ensure compliance with the law.
Will I need a Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) to sell my home?
It is a legal requirement to have an up-to-date EPC when you’re selling your home.
Kearns Residential will be able to arrange this for you if you do not have this.
Will you negotiate with buyers and progress the sale?
Kearns Estate agents are experts in negotiating with buyers and getting you a result.
Once you’ve accepted an offer on a property, we help in facilitating the legal aspects of the process. Acting as intermediaries between you, the buyers and solicitors, we strive to ensure a smooth transition from acceptance to completion. We can liaise with solicitors and convey important information between parties, such as the buyer’s mortgage arrangements, surveys, and necessary legal documents.
Should I consider accepting offers below my asking price?
The decision to accept offers below the asking price is entirely up to you. It may depend on factors such as market conditions, urgency to sell, and your financial requirements. It’s advisable to discuss this with your dedicated agent and consider their professional advice.
What happens if the sale falls through?
What do I need to think about when choosing an estate agent
When you’re looking for an estate agent, you most certainly want to choose someone who:
can see all the best things about your home, just like you can
has plenty of experience when it comes to marketing and selling homes like yours
knows your area inside out, and can highlight all the best things about living there to potential buyers.
Here at Kearns Residential, we prioritise making the process of selling your property as smooth and stress-free as possible. This is why we have a dedicated team of experienced professionals who will guide you through every step of the selling journey.
We also have a strong local presence, with branches conveniently located in the Hillingdon Borough. Why not browse our portal listings or look at our reviews on Google to see what vendors are saying about our services?