New Door

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Selling Process

1Where to Start

Deciding to sell can be a daunting process. You should start by getting your home ready to sell by getting all those little unfinished jobs completed. De-clutter and begin packing.

You will only reap the benefits in the future.

2Selecting an estate agent

Speak to friends and colleagues about their experience of local estate agents. Here at New Door we have extensive experience in property sales and we know the local area. New Door will come to your home and provide you with a sensible valuation that is not over inflated and we will also advise if there is anything we think that you need to attend to before putting your home on the market.

Remember the estate agent works for you, read through their terms of business as many of them may have hidden charges.

New Door have a truly fixed fee policy with nothing to pay until you have completed the sale of your home and this includes the cost of your initial home report.

3Home Report

You cannot advertise your home for sale without a home report. The home report includes the Energy Performance Certificate, survey, mortgage valuation and the property questionnaire. We can explain the report in full to you when we visit you in your home.

4Instructing a Solicitor (conveyancer)

You will need to decide who will do your conveyancing. Conveyancing is the legal term for the transfer of ownership of a property from one party to another, the process you must go through when buying and selling a home.

Find out what their fees are, what other legal costs are involved and when these are payable.

We can recommend a local solicitor if you do not have one.


This is one of the most important steps as this is the first impression that potential purchasers will get of your home. We always recommend that you de-clutter as much as possible and make your home sparkle. Don’t worry though, when we take photographs of your home we will move any items that we don’t believe should be in the photographs.

New Door do not Photoshop their photographs, they are true representation of your home. If the skies are grey on our visit, we will come back when the skies are blue and update.

6Marketing Your Property

To find the perfect purchaser for your home we will ensure maximum exposure of your property. At New Door we will advertise your home on our own dedicated website, Rightmove, Zoopla and S1 Homes to name but a few. We also use social media as an advertising platform. We can erect a sales board at your home, unless otherwise directed by you.


New Door believe that flexible opening times are essential to maximize viewing opportunities for your home. We know that potential viewers need to work around their usual daily commitments, resulting in a large number of viewings being required after work or at weekends.

Many vendors are comfortable carrying out their own viewings. However, accompanied viewings are not a problem, this will allow us to share our expert knowledge on your home to achieve high competitive offers.

We will always aim to give you plenty of notice of viewing requests in order that they fit around family life.

8Receiving an Offer

All offers will be reported both verbally and in writing and we will check all offers for their validity and ask for proof of funds. This minimises the risk of a purchase falling through.

We will also conduct checks under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and Money Laundering Regulations 2003.

In the case of multiple offers, or Notes of Interest we will discuss with you the options available. If you require any further information to be able to make an informed decision we will find the answers for you.

We will always aim to achieve the best possible price for your home and act in your best interests throughout the transaction.

9Offer Agreed

At the point of a sale being agreed, we will liaise with both solicitors and prepare the memorandum of sale. At this point we will also write to all parties confirming the agreed details of the sale.

Your solicitor will now start the conveyancing process, the negotiation of the terms of contract. Once the missives have been negotiated, to the satisfaction of both the purchaser and the vendor, the missives will be concluded.

You are now legally bound to sell your home.

10Preparing to Move

Book your removals, book the day off work and set up redirection of your mail with Royal Mail. Don’t forget to change your address in writing with the bank, your employer, HMRC, DVLA, insurance companies, council tax, doctor, dentist and schools. Let your utilities companies know that you are moving home.

Start your packing and remember the last items to pack are the kettle, tea and coffee.

11Completion Day

Completion day has finally arrived. There is no set time as to when this will happen during the day. Once you receive the call from your solicitor that monies have been transferred, we will receive a call to release the keys to the new owners.