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Estate and Lettings Agents

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Frequently asked Questions

Our valuations are free of charge.

It normally takes around an hour for our valuer to assess your home and provide you with a valuation figure.

Our office valuer has over 20 years’ experience valuing properties in both Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, she will use her local knowledge and expertise along with a list of comparables made up of similar properties to yours, currently on the market and recently sold, to provide you with the best value for your property.

We have three different packages to choose from which all will be explained to you at the valuation appointment. It is also important that you take into consideration the following extra costs:

  • Conveyancing – (This only applies to our bronze and silver packages) Legal fees vary depending on the solicitor. We would happily provide you with competitive quotes on request.
  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) – (This only applies to our bronze package) This is a legal requirement when selling your home, we use a very reliable company to create our EPCs and we can organise this for you.

Once you have an EPC, it is valid for 10 years. If you already have one, we will be able to download it from a public website.

However, if you have made dramatic changes to the property that should effect the energy efficiency rating it is advised that you do have a new EPC to show the changes.

First impressions mean everything and when in most cases people are seeing your property on the internet before deciding to come and view your property, photos play a huge part in the marketing of your property.

The less cluttered a property is, the better the photos will look. So please try and show your property in the best way possible, including the exterior.

We keep an up-to-date mailing list which we go through every time we have a new listing due to come on or a property is reduced in price.

That is completely up to you, we do offer a free accompanied viewing service if required, including out of office hours and weekends.

Yes, we take the full name, address and contact details as well as the buying and financial position of all potential viewers.

We chase all viewings the next day after the viewing has taken place and report any feedback or offers to you. If we don’t manage to make contact with your viewers, we do try a couple of times at different times of the day to try and obtain feedback for you.

Your buyers usually expect you to remove the property from the market whilst all the mortgage and conveyancing work is being completed.

There may be circumstances when it may be best to keep the property on the market, such as, if your buyers don’t have a completed chain, but we would recommend that you inform your buyers of your intentions.