First things first

Now that you have read through our informative presale valuation report and approved our fee quotation, you are ready to advertise your property for sale using VMH Solicitors.  What happens next?

Step-by-step guide to getting your property on the market

We will arrange for a surveyor (from one of the leading chartered surveying companies) to inspect your property and prepare the legally required Home Report (HR). If our solicitors suggested any improvements during the pre-sale consultation, now would be a good time to carry these improvements out, starting with minor tweaks followed by more substantial repairs, if necessary. We will guide you through this process and be happy to offer our advice on any recommendations or issues arising from your Home Report survey.

Our photographers will get in touch to arrange an appointment to visit your property to carry out the photo shoot.  First-class photography is essential for generating interest among prospective buyers, so we treat your property to a professional photo-shoot and provide helpful tips on how to prepare for the shoot, such as de-cluttering or staging your home.  At this stage we will also take room measurements to draw up a floor plan showing the size and layout of your property.

View our helpful guide for how to stage and prepare your property for the photo shoot.

Following the photographer’s visit, our in-house Property Marketing Team will work on the design and layout of your sales brochure and prepare all of your advertising details.  A draft of your sales brochure will be sent to you for approval before going live on the market.  Our Property Marketing Team will provide advice on a suitable asking price for the property sale and confirm how you wish to handle viewings.

Once your Sales Brochure and Home Report are finalised and the marketing fees are paid, your property is ready to go live on the open market.  Our Marketing Team will upload your property details to our property website and push the advertising details through to the various online property web portals, as well as book your press advertising space and arrange for the for sale board to be erected.

Getting your property on the market is just the start: it is also important to monitor and evaluate the level of interest and progress of your property sale using online data and feedback from prospective buyers.  Our experienced and dedicated Property Sales Negotiators will work diligently to seek feedback from viewers, identify potential buyers and to successfully negotiate an offer on your behalf.  Our Property Sales Negotiators will be in regular contact to keep you up-to-date on the progress of your sale and are always on hand to provide support and advice throughout the entire process.

As soon as an offer has been agreed for your property, your sale file will be passed onto our experienced Legal and Conveyancing Team.  They will deal with the formal conveyancing and expertly guide you through the sale process until completion.