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How much is my property worth?

Are you ready to sell, thinking of renovating/extending, considering remortgaging, or just curious? We understand that obtaining an accurate value of your property allows you to be better informed to make the correct decision.

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At Pygott & Crone it is not just about finding a buyer, it's about finding the best buyer at the best possible price. On average we sell 200 residential properties per month, achieving 97.5% of the asking price.

Our culture is to provide unrivalled, honest and trusted advice; and we act on a No Sale, No Fee basis. All of our properties receive a free video tour, free 2D or 3D floorplan, free web & print advertising, and a free Energy Performance Certificate.

We ensure your property gets the best exposure through all of our marketing media and our highly trained experienced sales team. We have a comprehensive database of registered motivated buyers looking throughout the county.

If your circumstances require a very quick and secure sale you may wish to consider our auction service with no sales fees to pay by the seller, and you get the security of a buyer's deposit with fixed completion dates.

Selling your property via the Modern Method of Auction

Times have changed and so have auctions! It's often the preferred route to selling quickly, with no estate agency fees and the peace of mind of a secure, easier process.

  • No estate agency fees to pay to list your property
  • Selling for no less than an undisclosed reserve price
  • Realistic timescales to sell and move
  • Greater marketing exposure generates more interest
  • Achieving maximum value through competitive bidding
  • Our specialist Auction Department assists you from start to sold

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Why use Pygott & Crone?

Pygott & Crone have made a huge investment in improving the whole customer journey when selling or letting a property. This focus on service has been reflected in the last two years with the company winning 15 major industry awards.

The service we provide is measured by the satisfaction of our customers. Click on any of the videos for some of our client feedback.

Moving house can be stressful but you made it seem easy.
Dr G on 3rd February 2017
I found Jess Tilston particularly helpful, consistent and pleasant to liaise with.
Mrs A on 6th February 2017
All members of staff gave very good service
Mr B on 6th February 2017
Thanks for all the help you gave us
Mr B on 6th February 2017
Sadie was an excellent communicator, gave lots of feedback.
Mr C on 27th January 2017
I found all members of the team at Pygott & Crone to be professional, courteous and knowledgeable. Fantastic service thank you. Craig, Suzanne and Beth all went above and beyond.
Mrs W on 30th January 2017
Outstanding service from Brett, and all the staff.
Dr G on 3rd February 2017
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Relocation Agent Network agents around the country have been carefully selected for your benefit.

Whether you are in Bristol or Lincoln (or anywhere else), a Relocation Agent Network estate agent is able to help you. Network members are able to refer you to another selected Network member, to assist you in your buying and selling needs.

In fact every month Relocation Agent Network estate agents help people move around the country by referring them to other Network members.

Go to our Relocation page for further details >

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Why use us to find the most suitable mortgage

Once you've instructed Pygott & Crone to sell your property, our in-house financial advisers are happy to provide you with free advice on the full costs of moving. They will research the entire market to find you the most suitable mortgage to suit your individual circumstances.

Each of our branches has a dedicated financial adviser who will be happy to see you at a time convenient to you.

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Customer Service

Pygott & Crone's customer service team are here to help you every step of the way. Once you have initially instructed us to sell your property they will contact you to ensure that you are happy with the service provided; and again upon completion of your sale they will review the performance of our estate agency team.

All of our clients are given a dedicated valuer and negotiator to oversee the sale of their property. Once a sale is achieved our dedicated sales progressors will assist you through the legal transaction to completion.

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Buyers guide

Seller's Guide

An easy step-by-step guide to selling your home.

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Get the timing right
Preparing to sell
Obtaining an accurate valuation
Choosing an estate agent
Putting your property on the market
Other services to consider
Getting the most out of viewings
Negotiating an offer
Confirming a sale
Tips for moving

Introduction

There are many reasons for considering selling. However once you have decided that selling and moving home is potentially the right way forward for you, there are a number of things to consider.

Introduction

How much is my property worth?
How much will it cost me to move?
How much will I need to borrow to buy my new home?

Introduction

What type of property will I look to move to?
Where do I want to live?
How do I choose which Estate Agent to use?

Let's begin.

Get the timing right

Establish the best time to place your property on the market. For example, spring is always thought to be better than December. However, supply and demand is one of the biggest influences. Interest rates, elections, planning applications and many other factors help you to determine the best time to sell.

Get the timing right

If you feel you need to sell quickly for personal reasons it is important to get good advice to ensure you maximise the opportunity to obtain the best possible price.

Preparing to sell

Many sellers make a fundamental mistake and do not prepare their home for a valuation or sale. Firstly, ensure the property has “kerb appeal”, tidy gardens, clear driveways, and good external decoration. First impressions really count.

Preparing to sell

Carry out any niggling repairs that need doing. Ensure the property is clean and tidy, pay particular attention to kitchens and bathrooms. Consider any required decoration that will benefit the property’s appearance.

Preparing to sell

De-clutter the property. You want to give an impression of space and comfort. Remember a potential buyer wants to see how their family would live in the property. An agent really likes to sell benefits to clients.

Obtaining an Accurate Valuation

Your aim is to sell your existing property for the best possible price. To do this you need to establish an accurate valuation. The agent should provide you with comparable evidence of recently sold properties and should be able to demonstrate how they will achieve the best possible price for your home.

Obtaining an Accurate Valuation

Remember the highest valuation is not always the best advice; you need honest accurate guidance.

Choosing an Estate Agent

There are many factors to consider when choosing an Estate Agent. The following are some for guidance:

Local reputation, knowledge and profile.

Do they have prominent offices?

Choosing an Estate Agent

What area do their offices cover?

What are their opening hours?

What services do they offer? Remember not all estate agents offer the same service.

Choosing an Estate Agent

Visit the offices as a potential buyer and see what service you receive.

Are they proactive at achieving sales at the best possible price?

Do they provide a comprehensive service, such as accompanied viewings?

Choosing an Estate Agent

Are there any upfront costs or hidden costs? What are the fees payable?

Are they Industry accredited?

Do they come recommended or are there any testimonials about their service?

Choosing an Estate Agent

Do they offer regular feedback or online tracking to keep you advised of progress?

Choosing an Estate Agent

Look at their marketing methods locally, regionally and nationally. Remember reaching the widest possible market will help to find you the best buyer for your home.

Choosing an Estate Agent

Choosing the right agent is very important. Instruct the company that you feel will provide you with the best service and results.

Choosing an Estate Agent

Finally, an agent that offers other skill sets such as Auctions, Financial Services, Conveyancing, Surveys, Relocation and Lettings, to mention a few, may offer more flexibility in making the moving process easier and less stressful.

Putting your property on the market

Once you have decided on your Estate Agent, arrange for your marketing to begin. Organise an Energy Performance Certificate as all properties are required to provide one. Agree your brochure, photos and floorplan.

Putting your property on the market

Review your marketing strategy with your chosen agent. Agree terms and conditions, make sure you fully understand what you are signing. Are you happy that both you and the property are fully prepared for marketing?

Other Services to consider at this stage

An appointment with a financial advisor to discuss any new mortgage requirements for your onward purchase and confirm your overall moving costs will ensure you are well prepared for any offers on your property.

Other Services to consider at this stage

Register with Agents or set up property search alerts to receive notification of any suitable properties for your onward move.

Other Services to consider at this stage

We would recommend you obtain conveyancing costings and have a solicitor organised ready to act on your behalf once a purchaser is found.

Getting the most out of viewings

You should have already prepared your property for marketing, but ensure you prepare the property for each viewing. Most agents work on either appointment only or accompanied viewings so you should get plenty of notice.

Getting the most out of viewings

Allow 30 minutes on average for a viewing, but be aware times can vary considerably.

Getting the most out of viewings

It’s a good idea to take any dogs for a walk. Not everyone likes pets, and the house is also more appealing if it is calm. Your agent should have fully qualified your viewer’s motivation and ability to buy a property.

Getting the most out of viewings

Be careful not to get involved in negotiations. Your agent is best placed to achieve the best possible price for you. After the viewing your Agent will obtain the viewer’s feedback and discuss with you.

Negotiating an offer

As soon as an offer is received your agent will notify you, including details of any specific conditions of the offer. An agent should have qualified the financial ability of your prospective buyer. They should have negotiated the best possible price for you.

Negotiating an offer

It is important to check the potential buyer’s chain if one exists. Potential timescales should be considered at this time. Remember you want the best buyer; the one who is most likely to complete the transaction.

Confirming a sale/conveyancing

Once a sale is agreed, your chosen solicitor or conveyancer will take you through the legal process. The sooner you commence the process, the less time it will take to complete the move. Your solicitor will obtain the title deeds from your lender or yourself.

Confirming a sale/conveyancing

You will be asked to provide details about your property, including any planning permissions, guarantees, fixtures and fittings that are included in the sale and lease details if applicable.

Confirming a sale/conveyancing

A draft contract will be produced and sent to your buyer’s solicitor. Once all the details are agreed, contracts can be exchanged and a completion/moving date can be confirmed.

Confirming a sale/conveyancing

Remember, you will normally have agreed the same date to move out of your previous property and move into your new one, so arranging to hand over your old keys and collect the keys to your home will need organising.

Tips for moving

Plan your actual moving date and book your removal company. Contact gas, electric, water, telephone and any other service providers. Notify your local authorities regarding council tax. Organise any post to be redirected.

Tips for moving

Book a removal company. Organise to pack your contents, it takes a lot longer than you think. Leave as much information for your buyers as possible. Confirm where your keys will be for all properties.

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