Vendors FAQs

Selling your house can be one of the most stressful times during your life, so we here at Sarnia try our hardest to make the process as stress-free and seamless as possible. Below you will find some Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when Sarnia Estate Agents take your property on as Sole Agent?

We will look at your boundaries and, in conjunction with your Title Deeds; provide you with a cursory verbal report on whether or not we have found a potential boundary problem. This advice is by no means definitive, as we don't carry out title research at the Greffe; however if an obvious problem is found, you can contact your Advocate. This early Conveyancing advice will greatly reduce delays in the selling process, as sorting some problems can take many weeks and in some instances months.

How will Sarnia Estate Agents market my property?

We'll get your property seen by potential buyers, right from the word go, be it from our extensive hotlist, via the web, in the press and on the street. All our marketing material includes professional photography and state of the art emotive property tours to show your home at its best.

What can I do to help the sale of my property?

To best present your property, ensure it is as tidy and well ventilated as possible. Show off the size of you rooms by de-cluttering and storing away most personalised items. This is important, as a potential purchaser needs to be able to see themselves living in the property. Ideally, do not be on the premises and remove any noisy animals.

What can I expect from a Sarnia Estate Agents viewing?

We will contact you with as much notice as possible to arrange access to your property, accompany the viewer and provide feedback and comments the same day.

What do I do when I receive an offer from Sarnia Estate Agents?

You have the option to accept, reject or consider the proposal. If the offer is not acceptable, we will endeavour to achieve a better price for you. Remember you are our client - we act in your best interests.

What happens when I accept an offer through Sarnia Estate Agents?

We will liaise with you regarding the exact details of the sale, completion dates, surveys and suchlike. Normally purchasers have a period of three weeks to check boundaries, apply for an immunity certificate and prepare finance and paperwork.

What is the normal completion time?

Most properties are conveyed through the court in about 6-8 weeks, although often it suits both parties to have a longer time scale.

Sarnia Estate Agents
16-18 Mansell Street
Mansell Street
St Peter Port
t. 01481 727989
f. 01481 71533
Call us on 01481 727989 for further information on selling your home, or to find out what your property is worth.