8 Things You Need to Know About Selling a Property in West Lothian

If you are thinking of selling your property in West Lothian, you can trust MOV8 Real Estate to take you through every stage of the process, from valuation to conclusion of your sale. Here’s our quick and simple guide to selling your West Lothian property, in eight simple steps.

1. Arrange a Property Valuation and Quote

First, you’ll need to do is find out how much your property is worth. You can get in touch with us by phone or email and one of our friendly team of valuers will be more than happy to arrange a free, no-obligation valuation of your property at a time that suits you. They’ll also be able to give you a full breakdown of all the costs involved in selling your home.

2. Home Report

You will need to have a Home Report in place before your home can be marketed, but don’t worry, we’ll arrange for this to be carried out by a chartered surveyor who is an expert in the West Lothian property market.

3. Photography

We’ll arrange for one of our in-house, professional photographers to visit your property at your convenience. They will take stunning photographs, note-down room measurements and make floorplan sketches that will be used to produce your schedules and marketing materials. You will have the chance to approve your property schedule before your home goes on the market.

4. Your Property Goes onto the Market

Your For Sale Board goes up and we’ll ensure that your property is advertised on all the major portals for West Lothian including Rightmove, Zoopla, s1homes, PrimeLocation and even ESPC, to make sure that it is seen by the maximum number of potential buyers.

5. Arrange Viewings

You can either conduct viewings yourself or we can do it for you. Just let us know which you’d prefer. When we receive a request for a viewing, we will ‘qualify’ the buyer to make sure that they are in a position to buy and that they aren’t wasting your time. We will arrange for the viewing to take place and then, after the viewing, if the viewer does not want to submit an offer, we will try to gather constructive feedback from the viewer to assist your sale.

6. Receive and Negotiate an Offer

Your dedicated Negotiator will be on-hand to help guide you through your sale, advise you about current market conditions and, when you receive an offer, advise you on how to get the very best price for your property.

7. Conveyancing

Conveyancing, the legal process that takes place after you have accepted an offer, comes next. As a firm of solicitors as well as estate agents, MOV8’s in-house conveyancing team will take you through this legal process through to the settlement of your sale.

You can find out more about the conveyancing process here.

8. Your Sale Completes

When the legal work has been completed, the sale of the property is completed on the agreed Date of Entry. Your solicitor will receive the money for the sale and the keys will be handed-over to the buyer. After this, some further paperwork has to be done by the seller’s solicitor before they transfer the available sale proceeds to you.

You can then sit back with a bottle of bubbly and celebrate the successful sale of your property!

If you are thinking of selling your property in West Lothian and would like more information, a selling quote or to arrange a free valuation, contact us today at [email protected] or call us on 0345 646 0208 and one of our friendly, experienced valuers will be delighted to talk you through how MOV8 can help you to get the best possible result from your sale.


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