Stunning example of a Property for sale in Staffordshire

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This Beautiful Canal Side Property in Staffordshire Sold within Two Days. Here’s how we did it…

As with all properties for sale in Staffordshire, you can imagine the delight we had in the office when we had not one but two people wanting to the property shown in the image below. AND all this was within two days of Open House marketing the property.

As I always say to sellers, its ultimately their house that will sell itself.

What’s Open House role in the sale?

Our job is to get people talking about properties for sale around Staffordshire. We have a superb sales team here at Open House Stafford, but having that home with a personality and that’s immaculately presented certainly does make our jobs that little bit easier.

We’re not short of things to talk about when we initially view properties, we look at and take into consideration several different factors such as

  • location
  • local amenities
  • Property age? is the property grade ii listed etc…
  • Is there a garden? driveway? reception rooms? entrance hall and many more
  • What type of property is the build? Detached? Semi detached?

We also photograph the property in order to generate interest, below is the stunning property for sale in Staffordshire, it was a pleasure to view and the new owners thought so too!

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There were so many positives with this home that when this was put out on the property market, we could really go to town on describing the dwelling and attract people looking to purchase

  • beautifully presented
  • high specification
  • canal side location
  • private mooring
  • walking distance to two pubs (take note mum’s and dads!)

From the image and description above, for a prospective buyer, this was a stunning opportunity to purchase a property, found in the heart of rural Staffordshire at a great price.

Great news all round.

What helps sell properties?

Want to try and get more out of the sale of your property? We’ve come up with some top tips from our blog that can help. Open House receive estate enquiries from all over Staffordshire and surrounding areas. To help our clients, we put together a short blog on how you can help increase the value of your home before you put your property up for sale.

Read our blog An Easy Way to Boost Your Properties Value by 21% 

The buyer has his ideal property right alongside his favourite of all canals, The Shropshire Union, and the seller has a remarkably quick sale.

And finally…

The bit that makes us more proud than anything else is that the sellers, through buying into the Open House philosophy, have only paid £998 for our services.

I make that a saving of £6,601 by using us rather than a 1% plus vat agent. Pay less for an exceptional service….why wouldn’t you?

What Should Your Solicitor be Doing?

WHAT CONVEYANCING SOLICITORS SHOULD DO FOR A SELLER

In a nutshell, they ensure they successfully transfer legal ownership of residential property (freehold or leasehold, registered or unregistered) from you to your buyer.

The skill and efficiency of your conveyancing solicitor can mean the difference between a smooth or stressful process. Conveyancing quality can range wildly by those who offer their services in the market place.

Please remember – It is your conveyancer’s job to get you to an exchange of contracts as efficiently and ideally as promptly as possible.

Whoever you select as your conveyancer, to ensure you know that you are receiving actual quality, you should expect the following, as a minimum:

  • If your deeds are registered at the Land Registry your conveyancer can instantly obtain a copy and dispatch contract papers to your buyers the very same day you instruct them.
  • You can be given your copy of the contract to sign. As a result you are signed up and potentially ready to exchange as soon as your buyers’ solicitor is ready to do so.
  • Early on, your conveyancer obtains a record of the balance owing on your mortgage (if any) and they prepare a statement of the net proceeds owing to you. This avoids any nasty surprises later on, in case you overlooked a deduction (e.g. estate agent’s bill, a second mortgage, early mortgage repayment penalty).
  • Your Buyers will review the contract papers, and if they wish to raise any questions, your conveyancer should attempt to deal with them, but if they require your input then should ideally email or telephone them through to you and request your answers – to keep up the pace of your house move. Post is a slow approach.
  • Once the buyer is happy with the contract papers and replies to their questions, (and your related purchase is ready if applicable), a specific move date is set, and the buyer’s finances are in place, it should be possible to proceed to exchange contracts.

NOTE: Exchange of Contracts is simply a telephone call between the buyers’ and sellers’ conveyancing solicitors to confirm that each party will not back out (as either party can until exchange), and will move (i.e. complete) at a fixed date shortly in the future. This then allows house clearance, carpet ordering (etc) and property removals to be booked without fear of cancellation and lost deposit.

Once Contracts have been exchanged the deal is legally binding. You and the buyer are fully committed to the transaction and cannot withdraw without facing substantial damages and penalties. Exchange of Contracts can be a lengthy and often frustrating process depending on the number of parties in the chain. Your conveyance should aim to shield you from this though the process can only move forward as quickly as the slowest person in the chain.

  • Your moving date, or more commonly ‘completion date’, is normally a week or two after Exchange of Contracts. Your conveyancer will prepare by requesting a final mortgage repayment amount calculated to the specific move date. They will also telephone/email you a day or two before completion just to check you are ready.
  • On the date of completion they receive the remaining sale price from the buyer’s solicitor. On receipt they will authorise the release of keys through the Estate Agents (where there is one). The Buyer collects the keys from the Agents. Any spare keys can be put through your letterbox.
  • They pay your Estate Agents, re-pay your mortgage provider and deduct their legal fees before sending you the net proceeds (or carrying them over to any related purchase).

Source : Trethowans