Selling a property is not just about the final sales price. The experience is sometimes stressful and a really good estate agent not only negotiates the best price but works with you to manage the sales process to make the impact of moving home easier and less disruptive.
Picking the right estate agent is perhaps the most important decision a home seller makes. Once you have decided to sell, a chain of events is set in motion – from setting the price, deciding what to include in the sale, marketing your home, conducting viewings, negotiating a sale price and then managing the legal process to exchange and completion. Our job is not only finding a buyer at the optimum price but making sure the transaction runs smoothly.
Why Westbourne London?
Selling flats and houses is what we do for homeowners and investors, which we have been successfully doing for the past 25 years. We have the skills, experience and marketing power at hand to drive your sale through at the best price. Our dedicated team will help you make the right selling decisions and give you the advice and support you need until you hand the keys over to a buyer.
Westbourne London has an excellent reputation as Notting Hill’s longest-established independent estate agent, and with this reputation come the experience and skills to put together an effective marketing campaign to show off your property in the best light to potential buyers. We are based in a prominent, position in Westbourne Grove at the junction of Chepstow Road, which attracts attention from local buyers and sellers. We have a professional website and an imposing presence on the leading property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location that ensure your property is advertised to the widest possible audience, on and off line.
Selling for the best price
As local estate agents, we understand the housing market in your neighbourhood and this knowledge will help you achieve the optimum price for your property.
To arrive at a valuation, in order to give as best a comparison as possible we look at how much similar homes nearby have recently sold for, the location and condition of your property, demand from buyers in the area and competition from other sellers.
Marketing your home
To attract a buyer who will pay the best price, you need a tried and tested marketing strategy to gain the best exposure for your home across the widest audience of potential buyers. We do this by putting together an eye-catching brochure describing your home in detail alongside quality photographs and a floorplan that shows off the inside and outside with maximum impact. Those details are published online with high-traffic property portals such as Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location. They are also sent to vetted prospective buyers registered with us who are looking for a home like yours in your neighbourhood.
Our sales team will also help you with hints and tips about staging your home for viewings.
At this stage, we can help you clear any possible hurdles to a successful sale, such as advising on Energy Performance Certificates, building control clearances and details of service charges and ground rents for leasehold properties.
If the property is a buy-to-let, tenancy agreements or a rental assessment showing the likely rent a landlord will receive are also useful to have at hand.
Trained negotiators from our sales team will always accompany interested buyers on viewings by appointment only.
You can be at the viewings if you wish, but your attendance is not necessary.
The negotiators will report feedback on any comments made by prospective buyers and review whether what they say should lead to taking any action to improve your marketing campaign.
Negotiating the price
We understand the importance of putting any offers to you. Our sales team will discuss the merits of any bids from interested buyers so you can make an informed decision about accepting the offer.
This includes information about factors that will influence your decision, such as whether they are a cash buyer, someone who has a mortgage agreed in principle or if the purchase is likely to be part of a chain.
Our negotiator will also discuss whether you should take your home off the market if you agree an offer.
If you accept an offer, we will prepare a sales memorandum for you and the buyer outlining the terms and work with both legal teams to make sure the sale goes through as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
You are an important member of the sales team
Westbourne London works for you not the buyer. We regard you as an important member of our team and are there to give you the help and advice you need throughout the sales process.
You should feel free to contact us whenever you wish to discuss the progress of your sale.
You can trust Westbourne London to give you professional and honest advice backed by our years of experience.
Importantly, because we are working with you, our discussions are confidential and not disclosed to any potential buyers.