Selling your Historic Victorian
House and Home
Get advice from Independent Surveyors
Our Building Surveyors can help whether you are buying or selling a property with regard to building surveys, structural surveys, engineer's reports, specific defects report regarding problems such as dampness or cracking, home buyer's reports or any other property matters. During the survey we like to meet you at the property and we are more than happy to talk to you about the problems we find. Please free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat.
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Why should you have a building survey on a house you are selling?
Let's talk about Estate Agents
Rightmove.co.uk and property selling websites
Sell it yourself
There are also various sell it yourself websites, here are a few of them.
Estate agent websites
Have a good look at the Estate Agents website to see how it is presented and see if it is in a format that you like and decide if it is somewhere you would go to obtain further information on a property. As an example Countrywide Estate Agents are also Surveyors and also Solicitors so we would reinforce that you do need independent professional advice in the form of both independent Surveyors and independent Solicitors.
Other things an Estate Agent's website tells you about them
How frequently an Estate Agent updates its own website and the general look and quality of the website does give an indication, we feel, of how pro-active they are and also how comfortable they are with modern technology. However you will have to judge this for yourself.
Estate agents and Unique Selling Points
Meet the Estate Agent
We would always recommend that you meet the Estate Agent who will actually be selling your house and not just the person known as the Lister. The Lister is the person that initially brings you on board into the Estate Agency adding your property to the list of properties that they have to sell.
House price decided by the Seller / Estate Agent client
Estate Agent website or their shop window
It is said that a large percentage of people now look on the internet as their primary source for finding a property. Indeed with busy lifestyles and the accessibility of computers almost anywhere it is one of the methods that people will always use. It is said that websites only have about three seconds to catch the eye of the purchaser.
However now and again people do see a property they like within an Estate Agents shop window. So have a stroll down to the Estate Agent that you are thinking of dealing with to see how the shop front is presented and decide if you would like to have your Victorian property for sale there.
Here are some other articles that you may find interesting.
Good photos of your Victorian or Edwardian property
Make sure there are good photos both on the internet and within any booklets that the Estate Agent produces to help you when selling your Victorian property.
Floor plans, should you or should you not have floor plans drawn of your house and home?
Tell people about problems in your beautiful Victorian home
Typical problems that we find with a Victorian property
Typical problems found in a Victorian property, such as high level work on chimneys where the pointing or brickwork has weathered and the flashings have deteriorated, can be resolved before the house is put on the market or you can make the decision to advise people of the problem.
No foundation to Bay Windows
Unexpected reasons that a sale of a historic property fails
In our experience of dealing with many house purchases we believe that is uncertainty on an element or a feeling that someone has been misleading with regards to something that is often the reason that a potential purchaser backs out. There are often many other reasons but these are the main ones.
If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to building surveys, structural surveys, structural reports, engineers reports, specific defects report, dilapidations or any other property matters please contact 0800 298 5424 for a chat.
Our Good, Bad & Ugly Surveys!
We would also like to introduce to you what we call our good, bad and ugly survey which is a building survey which is sometimes known as a structural survey which we have developed over many years, in fact several decades. We have listened to feedback from our clients and amended and altered our surveys to make them easy to read and describe issues clearly. The key factor we believe is our surveys are easy to understand in plain English.
Examples of our building surveys
We are more than happy to provide you with examples of our unique building surveys via email. Our surveys contain photos, sketches and definitions that help to explain the specific problems that we find within the property.
We trust you found the article of use and if you have any experiences that you believe should be added to this article that would benefit others, or you feel that some of the information that we have put is wrong then please do not pause to contact us (we are only human).
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