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Homes Partnership in East Grinstead is what they call a ‘hybrid estate agency’, so what does that mean to you? Put simply it means that while our office is accessible to the public on the London Road it is not High Street facing, it means that we have complete flexibility to bring our agency to you including your own property file login , it means that savings made in reduced overheads can be passed directly to you. All of this with absolutely no reduction in the exceptional award winning service we are renowned for.
When you instruct Homes Partnership East Grinstead you will instantly know that we really care about you and will do everything within our power to help you sell your property as quickly as possible with minimum hassle. We have a team of experienced and enthusiastic staff who can value, list for sale and market your property to the right buyers. Whatever your reason for selling, Homes Partnership can help you get the best price for your property; in 2015 our average sale price was 99% of asking price!
We believe in providing a personal, caring service to our clients at all times and fully understand that under some circumstances moving home can be very emotional; an understanding of your needs & feelings is essential. Between our head office and East Grinstead, our teams have over 100 years experience to offer the professionalism, care and attention that you need.
We utilise the best available sources to market your property to maximum effect. This includes superior digital advertising, regular mail-shots and call-outs to suitable applicants on the mailing list, further coverage from our head office, free EPC and floorplans, free professionally edited photography and much more.
Our properties are advertised on several property portals including www.rightmove.co.uk. Our prominent 'For Sale' boards are also an excellent marketing tool; a 24/7 advert! With accompanied viewings and a dedicated Client Liaison Manager to see your transaction through to completion; we take care of you and your property from the very first marketing day through to completion and the handover of keys.
Throughout marketing our sales team keep our clients updated on progress with feedback following viewings and regular suggestions on how to improve your chances of securing an early sale, so if you have a property for sale in East Grinstead or any of the villages in between then give us a call or pop in for a friendly chat and a coffee. We offer free valuations with no obligation to proceed and to make it even easier you can simply fill in the free valuation request form at the bottom of this page!
Finding a Buyer
Finding buyers is something we are rather good at...
When you market your property with Homes Partnership you will receive a detailed guide on the marketing process, then when a sale is agreed you’ll receive a guide on the sales process. Providing information at the appropriate stages is so much better than being bombarded at the outset and by dealing with progress a day at a time we can ensure your transaction is as smooth and stress free as possible.
So you’ve taken the plunge and you are on the market, what comes next? Well presenting your property in the best possible light will not only increase your chances of a successful sale; it will also help you gain the best price. At Homes Partnership we can offer bespoke advice on those little things that will help you sell your property, from fixing the garden gate to moving the furniture to maximise space.
We can also advise on whether it would be beneficial to make improvements such as refitting the kitchen or bathroom, replacing windows or converting the loft. In readiness for viewings we can also advise on the use of flowers & coffee, suitable lighting & background sound, tidiness, decorating, general viewing etiquette and much more.
When an offer is made our experienced and trained sales team will negotiate to ensure you achieve the best price and they will make recommendations based on comparable evidence, local knowledge and market trends, always acting in your best interest first and foremost.
They will advise on the buyer’s ability to proceed, check out their finances and obtain full information on any chain involved.
All sales are agreed subject to contract and of course anything can happen, but by making stringent checks at the outset we can minimise the risk of anything going wrong.
“All the staff were very helpful, responding quickly to requests and questions. All viewings were accompanied with prompt feedback”
From Sale to Completion
When your sale is agreed our dedicated Client Liaison Manager Sarah Evans takes over, liaising with all parties throughout the chain, solicitors, mortgage brokers and surveyors to ensure everyone is kept informed and timely progress is made. Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable about the conveyancing process so she understands realistic timescales. She picks up any early warning signals of potential problems and goes out of her way to eradicate any issues that do arise.
The average sale takes 12 weeks to go through and in that time our clients come to rely on Sarah to keep them updated, she builds a friendly yet professional relationship with them and she receives more chocolates and flowers than anyone else in the office (lucky for us she does share)! With her excellent customer service Sarah is certainly keeping the confectionery businesses in Crawley and East Grinstead busy!
Having Sarah here helps reduce our transaction time to below the national average as well as decreasing our average of transactions that abort after the sale is agreed. Aborted sales are a part of our industry and research shows that up to one in every four agreed sales do not make the complete distance.
We are proud to say our transactions are far more likely to go the distance, and in every way this is down to our wonderful team. Extra care and attention is always taken by our experts when agreeing the sale, with the help of our mortgage team, to ensure there are no avoidable hiccups later down the line.