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Guide to Selling

A simple guide to selling your property

  • 1. Accurate valuation

    Our expert valuers have extensive knowledge of property values in your area, and therefore can get you the best price in the shortest

  • time possible.


  • 2. Selecting an estate agent

    We have flexible opening hours to suit your busy schedule and extensive marketing channels to ensure maximum exposure of your

  • property. We can also oragnise an EPC for your property which is a government requirement.


  • 3. Instructing a solicitor

    Having an experienced and efficient solicitor will assist with the successful sale of your property, and avoid delays. We can make a

  • recommendation if required.


  • 4. Presenting your property

    The appearance of a property is key to any successful sale; therefore it is a good idea to undertake any necessary

  • repairs or paintwork. Our team will then take high resolution photographs and prepare a comprehensive description.


  • 5. Marketing your property

    Good marketing and publicity is the key to finding the right buyer for your property. With Five Star you will benefit

  • from a comprehensive marketing package, email and SMS alerts, PR services and full colour coverage of your property

  • on our website.


  • 6. Accompanied viewings

    Our flexibility allows us to maximise viewing opportunities. We work around the busy schedule of our buyers, and

  • undertake viewings on both a weekend and after office opening hours.


  • 7. Receiving an offer

    We will notify you both verbally and in writing when we receive an offer for your property. We will also assess the buyer’s

  • ability to proceed with the sale before accepting an offer.


  • 8. Offer acceptance

    Once an offer has been accepted by you, we will prepare a memorandum of sale confirming the agreed price and both parties’ solicitor

  • details. Your solicitor will send a draft contract to the buyer’s solicitor who will undertake preliminary enquiries. Once a survey has

  • been undertaken, an exchange and completion date will also be agreed. Five Star will provide you with progress updates throughout the

  • process.


  • 9. Exchange of contracts

    Contracts are exchanged after receipt of a draft contract, evidence of a good title, any issues highlighted in the lease, local search 

  • queries, fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale, and the buyer’s mortgage offer. Upon signing of the contract by both parties,

  • the deposit is paid to your solicitor by the buyer’s solicitor, with a view to complete on a fixed date.


  • 10. Completion

    Congratulations! The sale of the property completes when the balance of the funds are paid to your solicitor. Your solicitor will notify

  • both you and us when the funds have been received, and we will in turn release the keys to the buyer.