With our distinctive “For Sale” boards, extensive online and offline advertising and an expanding database of prospective buyers, this allows Redstones to actively market your property to a large audience. We recognise successfully finding a good, reliable buyer is the key for vendors.
With our extensive local knowledge and expertise, valuing your property accurately by taking into account the current market conditions and whether property prices are going up or down, are vital to achieve the optimum price.
Presentation and timing is everything. Professional photographs, comprehensive property descriptions, professionally produced and printable brochures and 3D floor plans (under certain circumstances there may be a small charge for the floor plan) to enhance and maximise the sale of your property.
To maximise the opportunities to sell your property, we can accompany viewings during working office hours.
It takes a wealth of knowledge, expertise and skill to sell your property and successfully guide the buyer to completion whilst achieving the best possible price.
New, easy to navigate website where we showcase your property around the clock until your property is sold, including large internal photographs and 3D floor plans (optional).
Your property will be featured on all of the top property portals including our own website Redstones.co.uk, Rightmove and Zoopla.
If you have lost confidence in your current estate agent, or just feel they are not providing a good service or not being proactive in selling your property, then switching your agent to Redstones has never been easier with the Redstones “Switch Agents” programme.
For landlords with a property or a portfolio of properties in Walsall, Bloxwich, Willenhall, Darlaston, Wednesbury and surrounding areas to rent out, we have even made switching managing agents from your current letting agent to Redstones Property Management easy with the Redstones “Switch Agent” programme.
At Redstones we have developed a truly unique scheme to pay landlords the agreed rent on the day it is due, whether the tenant has paid or not. The Redstones Platinum Total Care service, guarantees rent paid on time, every time.
For peace of mind we are members of The Property Ombusmen.
Valuing your property accurately takes skill and experience, vital to be able to achieve the optimum price.
Choosing the right agent is vital to obtaining the maximum price for your property. You should consider how they will present your property, what marketing you will receive and are they available to conduct viewings evenings and weekends.
Please note that the Home Information Pack duties are suspended with immediate effect from 21st May 2010. This means that homes marketed for sale on or after this date will no longer require a Home Information Pack.
However, the Government still requires that an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is commissioned, but not necessarily received before marketing can start. Redstones can arrange this for you.
It is advisable to find and instruct your solicitor at the same time you place your property on the market as this allows time for the collection of necessary documents and helps to avoid delays.
Instruct Redstones to sell your property and you will benefit from a powerful and comprehensive marketing package.
Professionally printed brochures, 3D floor plans, colour photographs, location maps live on our website within days and a printable colour brochure.
To be able to sell your property faster, we are able to maximise viewing opportunities by showing your property evenings and weekends.
Once we have received an offer on your property, we will contact you immediately and discuss the merits of the offer, also confirming the same in writing.
At the time you accept an offer, it is important to agree:-
Using our experience, we will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process, keeping you informed at all times.
Once you have accepted an offer, we will inform both solicitors of the agreed sale. Your solicitor will then send out a draft contract to the purchaser’s solicitor who in turn carries out preliminary enquiries.
Supporting paperwork should be put together by your solicitor i.e.: title deeds, seller’s questionnaire, planning consent, any guarantees, fixtures and fittings list, (copy of the lease, share of freehold certificate in the case of leasehold properties, normally flats and apartments).
Exchange of contracts is the last stage of the legal process and occurs when all preliminary enquiries and local search queries have been agreed.
Most buyers do require a mortgage so once the mortgage offer has been received, the purchaser is then ready to exchange contracts with the seller.
This generally takes place a few days to a week after exchange of contracts (but also can take place on the same day or even several months later) depending on each party’s requirements.
The first step in the buying process is to register your requirements with us. We will look forward to hearing from you, when we can discuss your requirements and help you to find your ideal property.
Even at this early stage we strongly recommend that you get your mortgage agreed in principle, having to arrange finances after you have found a property will delay the buying process and could result in you losing out to another person who is ready to proceed.
Redstones have access to every mortgage available on the market and are able to find the best mortgage deals and rates for you.
With your requirements registered with Redstones, you will receive a selection of properties that match your criteria.
An early viewing is recommended to secure a property.
We are available at times convenient for you to view after work and at weekends. Being available means a high percentage of viewings are carried out after work and at weekends.
Once you have found a suitable property, we will put forward your offer to the seller, both verbally and in writing. Any offer is subject to contracts being signed.
A solicitor will be required once your offer is accepted and you will need to instruct your solicitor to proceed with the legal paperwork (known as conveyancing) immediately. We have a selection of solicitors that are experts in property transactions who we would be happy to recommend.
At this time you must instruct your mortgage broker to proceed with your mortgage application and make arrangements for a survey.
The seller’s solicitor will draw up a draft contract and send it to your solicitor, who in turn will raise some preliminary inquiries.
Searches are required and your solicitor will request them from the local authority.
A surveyor, on behalf of the mortgage lender will book a survey to advise on the property’s value and identify any structural problems.
Your solicitor will approve contracts, providing there are no further inquiries, one results of the local search and answers to preliminary inquiries are received.
The formal mortgage offer will be sent to your solicitor for you to sign. Once returned signed, your mortgage is then in place and you are then ready to exchange contracts.
The contract needs to be signed by you and the seller.
A deposit (usually 10% of the purchase price, but can be less) is transferred to the sellers solicitors.
The date for completion (the day you usually move in) is then set.
This generally takes place a few days to a few weeks after exchange of contracts (but can also take place on the same day or even several months later) depending on each party’s requirements.
The balances of monies are transferred from your solicitor to the seller’s solicitor’s account.
Congratulations, you are now the new owner of your new home!