Buying a property in the UK has never been more different. Yes, seeing an advert in an estate agent's window or a local newspaper will mark the start of some people's journey to their new home.
These days, however, the majority of us are beginning our property searches online through portals like Zoopla and Rightmove. To get a feel for the success of this method of buying, you only need to take a look at the latest half year trading statement from Rightmove – the UK's biggest property website by some way.
When it comes to selling our homes, on the other hand, the process is largely unchanged...we speak to a few local estate agents and instruct one or two to put our property on the market and then pay them a commission once the property has changed hands. Wrong. There is an alternative way.
The nuts and bolts of the process remain the same – your property needs to be showcased to the largest possible audience and you need to choose an estate agent that best suits your needs to represent you.
Agencies like Tepilo have eliminated the need for expensive high street offices and by investing in technology we have automated much of the boring administrative elements of the sales process. This allows our experienced sales team to dedicate their time to advising you through the sale of your home from start to finish.
We may not have an office on your local high street, but that doesn't mean we don't offer all the services you'd expect from your local estate agent. Once we're instructed to sell your home, we'll be round in no time to finalise everything with you before we get your property out there.
At the other end of the transaction, we will manage the negotiation process for you, advising you on all offers you receive and then accepting or rejecting them as per your discretion as the seller. Once you have agreed a sale with a buyer, we will make sure all the legal sides of the agreement are taken care of so that the transaction can take place as quickly and efficiently as possible.
It is important that all practising estate agents are members of a redress scheme and at Tepilo were are members of the The Property Ombudsman Scheme. What's more, if you're a landlord and you instruct us to find a tenant for your property, we will organise tenant references on your behalf.
When it comes to viewings we believe that as you have already lived there, you are the best person to answer any questions potential buyers may have about your property. The trend of sellers carrying out their own viewings is well and truly on the rise and we think it's a great idea.
That's not to say, though, that we won't carry out viewings on your behalf. Our sales team are more than capable of wooing prospective buyers if you're not around, based abroad or just don't like carrying out property viewings.
At Tepilo we really are on hand every step of the way; our experienced and friendly team are on hand to advise you on all matters relating to your property sale 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you want an alternative option that can provide you with everything you need to sell your property, you can get in touch with us on: 01702 870878.
You can also find out how much your property could be worth by using our free instant online valuation tool.