Selling a property

Selling a property: the pivotal points

Your home is possibly your biggest asset, so instructing the right estate agent when selling a property is like appointing a leading fund manager. While achieving the best possible price for your home is paramount, we aim to keep the whole process calm, stress free and with minimal disruption to our clients’ busy lives. A director of Hanover is involved in every one of our transactions.


A guide to property selling

An agent who won’t let you down

Choose an agency with a proven residential sales record in your property’s location, as this ensures they know the local market inside out. Don’t forget to evaluate their marketing strategy, examine the quality of their photographs and brochures, and check their memberships of industry bodies and associations. At this stage it’s also wise to instruct a conveyancing solicitor.

What is it worth?

Choosing the listing price is vital when selling a property. At Hanover, we use a combination of historical data, current desirability levels, location and the condition of the property to agree a value.


Viewings by invitation only

Accompanied pre-booked viewings are recommended, especially for international vendors and those selling an investment property. Ensuring your home is well presented will make a positive first impression. Hanover would be delighted to undertake viewings on your behalf using our secure key-holding service. Every viewing is followed by feedback, detailing any comments and offers.

Managing offers

Hanover manage the negotiations on your behalf, taking into account your timescale the viability of the buyer and the proposition that the purchaser may request the property is removed from the market once their offer has been accepted.


Shedding light on the legals

The transfer of property ownership is a legal process that needs attention to detail, a quality for which we are renowned at Hanover. As soon as an offer is accepted we will draw up a memorandum of sales through to exchange and completion. Selling a property to completion normally takes around 8 weeks, with the moving day usually coinciding with the completion date.