Selling Your Property The Green Door Private Sales Way
The 5 Most Commonly Asked Questions Answered
Q) What do I need to do once I’ve listed my property on the market using one of Green Door Global’s Online Private Sales Packs?
A) Notify your legal professional that your property is on the market and that you’re selling privately through Green Door Global.
Q) When people call to view my property what do I do?
A) Arrange a mutually convenient time for them to come round. When they arrive, be sure to take their names and contact numbers so you can call them for feedback.
Q) If I choose to hold an Open Home, what do I do?
A) As people arrive, greet them, take their names and contact numbers and let them browse round your property at their leisure while you simply relax outside or, if you prefer, inside the house. Be sure to record their names and contact details on a Green Door ‘Visitor Registration’ form which comes with the ‘Property Sales Advice Pack’ in the Super and Supreme Kits.
Q) What do I do when an offer is submitted?
A) An offer can be received and dealt with face-to-face or by phone. (If you’ve purchased the Super or Supreme Kit, have the buyer complete the Green Door ‘Intention of Offer’ form provided, ensuring their names, their legal professional’s contact details and their offer is supplied together with any conditions of purchase and a proposed settlement date. This is not a legally-binding document and there’s no space for signatures, but it does provide a sense of seriousness on the part of the purchasers and will help save their lawyer needing to contact yours for the basic details). If you’ve agreed on a price, the conditions and wish to accept their offer, both parties must contact their respective lawyers. Usually it’s the purchaser’s lawyer who draws up the Sale and Purchase Agreement and sends it to your lawyer who will make sure everything is in order before inviting you to sign. When you first receive the offer, take your time, there’s no rush. Tell the prospective buyers that you’d like to consider their offer and that you’ll get back to them the next day to let them have your decision. Be sure to contact your lawyer for advice about anything at all connected with the offer you’ve received.
Q) What do I do next?
A) Once you’re satisfied and ready to proceed, contact the buyers to let them know if you’re prepared to accept their offer or, if not, what changes you’d like to make before you can proceed. Finally, once a price, deposit amount, any conditions and the proposed possession date have been agreed on, contact your lawyer to let them know an offer is on its way. Go to meet with him/her to check through the contract that’s been received from the purchasers’ solicitor and, once your lawyer has discussed the various elements of the offer through with you and you’re happy to proceed, that’s it, your property’s sold!