For some, deciding to sell your property is a tricky decision, with many people put off by the hassle and uncertainty that they expect to follow when they put their house up for sale. At Bluestone we don’t want this to put you off. Get started to selling your property. 

Our step by step guide to selling your property breaks down the process into simple steps.

Your Free House Valuation – Deciding on a sale price

You might have a rough idea of how much you want to get for your property, however, getting an estate agent to carry out a valuation is always a good idea. This way you can be sure that you are not undercutting yourselves and that your asking price is realistic for the type of property and area that you live in.

At Bluestone, our sales team has years of experience valuing many properties particularly across the Newport and South Wales area.

If you would like to arrange your free house valuation call us on 01633 841 805 or submit your details on our online form found here.

 

Preparing your property for viewings

You want to make sure that your property gives off the best impression when your estate agent comes over to take professional photos and when prospective buyers come to view your home. Although your house might be perfect to you, there are certain things that you can do to make your house more attractive to a wider audience. De-cluttering your home, ensuring enough natural light is coming into the property, using neutral décor are just some factors that improve your property’s appearance.

For more in depth advice on preparing your property view our top tips here.

 

Instructing an Estate Agent

By now you have hopefully decided on a suitable sale price and prepared your property sale so the next thing to do is instruct an estate agent to get your house up for sale. You want to make sure that you choose the right estate agent that will work well with you and your property to ensure that your property gets sold in as little time as possible for the best price.

Before your property can legally be marketed you need to have an Energy Performance Certificate, so if you don’t have one choosing an estate agent who can help you obtain one is always a great start.

These are the questions you need to be asking your prospective estate agent to ensure that your property has the best potential of being sold efficiently.

– How will they ensure your property stands out
– What methods will they use to market your property
– Do they offer accompanied viewings
– Are they flexible and offer viewings outside of the standard 9-5
– Will they keep you up to date with feedback and sales progression.

You want your estate agent to understand your aims and objectives and work with you on a personal level to sell your property. Why should you choose Bluestone?

Bluestone recognise the importance of getting your property on the market as soon as possible, therefore, all properties are marketed within 24 hours of your instruction. You can find out more about how we market your property for maximum exposure here.

Take a look at our moving day checklist to help you remember those little things and let us take care of the big things. 

 

 

Instructing a solicitor

Transferring the ownership of the property including the property deeds falls under the term conveyancing. This is a legally binding action that must be carried out by a solicitor. It is a good idea to research local solicitors and have a solicitor ready for when you have accepted an offer on your property. Although you won’t need a solicitor until you accept a proposed offer, having one ready can be a great way of speeding up the sales process.

Remember, your solicitor is an important figure in the success of your property sale, therefore, ensuring that your solicitor is experienced, efficient and reliable is absolutely crucial.

At Bluestone we work closely with the following reputable local solicitors:

Harding Evans LLP 
Roger James Clements 
Paul Williams Solicitors

 

Receiving, negotiating and accepting an offer

Marketing you property should bring in lots of prospective buyers. Sometimes you may receive an offer that is below the asking price, and you may have to be prepared to negotiate slightly. At Bluestone, as soon as a prospective buyer gets in touch with us to make an offer, we will contact you straight away. We will then negotiate and communicate with both parties until a price is agreed and an offer is accepted.

Once you have accepted your offer you can now move into the sales progression aspect of the sale and it is time for your solicitor to get involved and draft a contract detailing exact specifications of the move, exchanging contracts and proposing a date for completion. You can expect the prospective buyer to send a surveyor to your home, you might also be asked a variety of questions and asked to list fixtures and fittings that will be a part of the sale. Once this has been agreed and confirmed contracts can be signed and exchanged. It is worth noting that the sale only becomes legally binding when contracts are signed and exchanged.

Bluestone will keep you informed throughout the sales progression stage keeping you up to date with any developments that are made by solicitors and so on.

 

Organise your move

Now that your sale is close to completion it is important that you start to plan your moving day so that it is not a massive rush as the day creeps closer. There are plenty of things that you will need to organise so definitely don’t leave this to the last minute.

Take a look at our advice on some of the things that you need to do to ensure that you are prepared for your moving day. See here…………………………

 

Completion

That all important date has arrived, the monies have been transferred and the keys can be released to the new property owner, it’s time for you to move out and say goodbye!

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"Bluestone have been really helpful throughout the process and beyond. They have been very attentive with any issues I have had with the property and I couldn't recommend them more. "Aneela K

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"We were incredibly impressed and reassured by Gemma’s professional and proactive approach during the sale of our home. We would use Bluestone again. "B Patel
Vendor

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"Exceptional. Understood our objectives, marketed as promised, followed up diligently and efficiently, nursed through to exchange and completion and ultimately sold. A great team. "Michelle B
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"We were First time buyers and have recently bought a house through Bluestone. It was a very stressful time as the sale fell through a couple of times due to it being part of a chain. It was through the dedication and expertise of Gemma and Ryan who guided us though everything and negotiated hard to get the sale back on track. We eventually completed on our property thanks to the determination of the Bluestone team. They all did a lot on our behalf and genuinely wanted to see us succeed. Thank you! "Catherine D
Buyer

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"Motivated, friendly, professional is how I would describe the staff at Bluestone. I have had the pleasure of doing business with them for over 3 years. They always handle my affairs with care and attention to detail and have always delivered on their promised without fuss. I would happily give them 5 stars for their genuine and professional customer service. Great work all round\" "Andrew A

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"A big thank you to Gemma Williams-Henn for the hands on help and support she gave during one of the most stressful times! She was efficient and professional all the way through. Bluestone were highly recommended to me by a friend and they did not disappoint. I found them friendly and easy to talk to; they offered lots of useful advice and paid attention to all the details. Fantastic job! "Thomas A

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"When I first decided to move to Newport, I approached Bluestone after seeing a property on Rightmove. I also had viewings with other agents but Bluestone were in a class of their own. They were friendly, very knowledgeable about the property and the area and genuinely seemed to really care about my move. They were helpful throughout my move, from helping me with arranging a removal company to sorting out my utilities. They even gave me advice and a guide on areas, finding schools for kids & places to visit. A top class estate agent with remarkable customer service. "David W
Buyer

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"Excellent service. Our agent Ryan Humphries came out at 6.30pm on a Friday evening to take us to our viewing as our car was off the road! Whenever I’ve called at the office the staff have always been friendly and approachable. Over the course of our dealings with Bluestone we found them to be very reliable, flexible and informative. "Arthur N
Buyer

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"A can do attitude and perfect customer service from start to finish. After getting news that we had to move out within 21 days or risk losing the sale the team at Bluestone pulled out all the stops and made our move possible on such short notice. They went over and above expectations, I cannot recommend highly enough, especially Gemma who handled our sale. "Melinda D
Vendor

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"As a property investor I have bought and sold many properties over the last 15 years, Ryan secured a sale on my property in 7 days and arranged 3 other sales to complete the chain. A true professional!  If I could give them more than 5 stars I would! "Bilal K
Vendor

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"A stress free experience from start to finish. A realistic valuation followed by a quick sale. I can’t ask for more! "Jason D
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"The sales team worked really hard at selling our house and for the price we wanted. They were proactive in helping us buy our new home at the price we wanted to pay. I found everyone really helpful especially in getting us a new buyer when one dropped out, they came up with a plan and kept me informed. Ryan and Gemma were excellent and I'd highly recommend them. "Karen S
Vendor

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"Great staff! Really helpful. "Johnathan G

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"Professional and efficient. Approachable and helpful staff, great doing business with you Bluestone "Scilla N

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"Very helpful and friendly. I felt confident that staff wanted to help and were experienced. All the staff were approachable and keen to assist. "Shenice Gr

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"Fantastic experience! Staff are always happy and helpful, recommend them 100% if you’re looking for a trustworthy and reliable estate agent! "Lauren D

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"Currently renting through this company. Staff are very friendly and efficient when dealing with any issues/enquiries 5 stars! "Hannah R
Tenant

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"Fantastic!.. very helpful professional service in finding a place for my daughter. Would highly recommend to my friends, many thanks! "Daren W

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"Bluestone over the past year have promoted a professional service, dealt efficiently to any queries and issues that have arose. The staff are always polite, informative and helpful. "Jessica P

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"Most helpful, professional, genuine agent I’ve had the pleasure of having for the past few years. And continue to use! Thank you for all that you have done for me. I highly recommend!! 5****** "Sapphire Y

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"I have been using Bluestone’s services for the past 4 years and I have found all the staff very friendly and extremely helpful. They just cannot do enough for you! Great business and genuine people! Keep up the good work! "Jessica L

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"Would like to thank the staff at Bluestone for help and support on finding the right place for myself and family, and also helping me out with sorting my house insurance. Many thanks - highly recommended! "Caroline W
Buyer

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"Thanks for everything, you are very professional, and I can't believe that renting the property has gone so smoothly and I have such lovely tenants! Best regards"Stella P
Landlord

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"From start of our property search to moving in, Bluestone were fantastic, professional and very approachable. Any issues we've had have been dealt with and rectified quickly. From making our initial enquiry, the letting negotiator drove to our house to pick us up for our viewing knowing my mother couldn’t get around easily, our ongoing experience from the start, to moving in has been exceptional. The staff at bluestone were most helpful by meeting all of our needs and went above and beyond their service being most helpful and courteous. Although we are not planning on moving any time soon we would use Bluestone again. Highly recommend. "Mrs Ashworth
Buyer

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"Thank you for the fantastic service you gave us right from the beginning to completion in selling our home on Oaklands Road. We’ve sold a number of properties in the past and I can say that you’ve managed to combine a great service with a personal touch. The pictures, video tour and the attention to detail you paid to us was outstanding. I was especially impressed that you sold our home within a week of our instruction and also very impressed that you kept us up to date through to completion. Keep up the good work! I shall definitely be recommending you to my friends and family. "Carol C
Landlord

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"I know normally we only communicate when an issue needs addressing but I thought it would be a good time to send an e mail. I would personally like to thank you all for sourcing the tenants at 2 Joslin Road. Our neighbour had got in touch to say how nice the tenants were and how lovely the property is looking. Once again, it gives me great \"peace of mind\" in the knowledge that the management on both properties are handled so well. Thank you all ever so much. "Jeff L
Landlord

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"I have personally found Bluestone to provide a first class service to myself as a landlord. Having some negative experiences in the sector before I can say confidently that the service Bluestone offer significantly outscores other providers I have experience of. They offer a swift and effective services in all areas of property management . They sourced tenants swiftly, negotiated the rent at the right price and conducted all the usual checks efficiently and quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend or use their continued services and feel safe as a landlord knowing my property is going to be managed professionally. "Mark M
Landlord

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"Having worked with numerous local lettings agents and been continually disappointed, working with Bluestone has been a breath of fresh air.  Bluestone manage to combine a professional service with a personal touch, using initiative and a prompt and pro-active approach in all aspects of the service they provide.  Bluestone allow me the peace of mind that my investments are being protected and my properties run both efficiently and professionally. "Mark H
Landlord

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"Just a note to thank you for all your help in renting our property in Croesyceiliog - successfully achieved within days of the flat being posted online by Bluestone! We were impressed from the start by the professional and courteous way you managed our brief and by your determination to customise the advertising to match our requirements. Feedback from our new tenant suggests that the photographs of the flat you published to back up the advert. were especially effective. From our point of view, it was reassuring that you took such care to keep us up to speed with the latest on prospective tenants' availability, contact details and so on. A nice personal touch! Thanks again and be assured that, in the event of any of our properties becoming vacant, we shall be back! "Alan and Jane C
Landlord