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Why Use Michael Poole To Sell your Property?


  • Our valuation service is free of charge and is carried out by one of our experienced staff. To request a valuation of your property please call or visit your local branch, or fill in the form and we will call you!
  • Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) - All properties require an EPC when going onto the market. EPC's last for 10 years and as such if your property had an EPC provided for it in this time we can reuse this. We are able to provide Energy Performance Certificates EPC through our trusted, professional contacts.
  • Marketing - Once signed confirmation of your instructions and our agency terms have been received, we will be ready to start marketing your property. 

    Details of your property will be prepared immediately and subject to your approval, circulated to our substantial database of prospective purchasers, and uploaded to our website and other leading property websites.
    Conveyancing - You are required to appoint a solicitor to deal with the legal formalities involved in transferring ownership of your property. It is advisable to appoint your solicitor at the same time as your property is placed on the market. This enables title deeds and other necessary documentation to be obtained at an early stage, which can save considerable delays once a sale has been agreed.

    You can appoint a solicitor through Michael Poole Conveyancing which works with an exclusive panel of recommended firms providing many benefits to facilitate the smooth processing of every sales transaction.

    Further details of Michael Poole conveyancing can be viewed in the appropriate section of this website.
  • Viewings - First impressions count and it's important to ensure that your home is presented in its best light before all viewings take place.

    A dedicated member of the sales team will be responsible for updating you on all viewings and to report interest expressed from prospective purchasers.
  • Dealing With Offers - All offers received will be discussed with you and confirmed in writing together with any recommendations.

    Any offer received will be subject to contract and is not legally binding on you or the prospective purchaser.
  • Sale agreed - Once an acceptable offer has been received, the price agreed, together with any relevant terms, will be detailed in a memorandum of sale, which will be issued to both parties and your respective solicitors.

    It is important to ensure that any details of any extras included or excluded from the sale are specified within the memorandum and also advisable to agree target exchange and completion dates.

    You should be aware that although this stage is commonly referred to as ‘sale agreed’ the terms are not legally binding ( England and Wales) until contracts have been signed and exchanged.
  • Draft Contract - Once a sale is agreed, your solicitor will prepare and send to the purchaser’s solicitor a draft contract of sale together with a copy of the title deeds and other relevant documentation.
  • Preliminary Enquires - Once a draft contract of sale and supporting documentation is received, the purchasers solicitors will raise enquires and related matters about the property and also carry out a Land registry search. A local authority search will also be submitted to reveal details of planning consents and any other material local issues.
  • Exchange of Contracts - Subject to all formalities being completed, the contract is signed by the purchaser and vendor. The deposit, which is normally 10% of the purchase price, is forwarded to the vendor’s solicitor, and then contracts will be formally exchanged. At this stage, the transaction becomes binding upon both the vendor and purchaser.

    The completion date will be agreed between both parties prior to exchange of contracts and will normally be approximately two weeks from the date of exchange.
  • Completion - Shortly before, or on the day of completion the balance of purchase monies will be transferred from your solicitors to the vendor’s solicitor’s account. The solicitors will confirm that completion has taken place.