first time home sellers

There seems to be an abundance of help and advice available to first time buyers, but what about first time sellers?

You have already stepped on the property ladder, bought your first property a few years ago and perhaps feel you should be experienced in the process?  You are in fact, more likely to feel very nervous about the whole thing!  Unlike your first house purchase, you are now having to deal with two properties, the one you are selling as well as the one you are buying, and no doubt having to deal with both sides of a chain as it is likely that your second property purchase will be in the middle of the property chain.

As I have always said to all clients, there is really no need to panic! This is why you employ an estate agent, mortgage adviser, solicitor and surveyor - to guide you through the entire process.  An estate agent would not be able to do the job of a teacher; just like a solicitor could not understand the vocation of a nurse or carer – so why should you be expected to know our job?  At Fraser St James, we work very closely with our appointed mortgage adviser, solicitor and surveyor, all of which can offer you a free initial meeting, to calm any worries and answer any questions or queries you may have, even before you make the decision to put your house up for sale!

Some frequently asked questions from our First Time Sellers:

At what stage should I market my property?  Should I find a house to buy before I sell?

How do I choose the best estate agent to sell my property?

Will I have to do my own viewings?

How will a chain below me affect me making an offer on a property?

When should I arrange my mortgage?

At what point should I instruct a solicitor?

What will happen on the day I move house?

Any help, advice and any valuation of your property from Fraser St James is completely complimentary and totally free of charge until completion of your sale and purchase, completion meaning the day have actually moved house.  (Unless of course you choose our upfront fee of £495.00 plus VAT – which would be payable upon us marketing your property.) 

We don’t just sell your property: after an offer is received and accepted by you, we will continue to support you throughout the entire process, liaising with solicitors, mortgage advisors and all parties within the property chain, right up until collection of your new keys! 

Please feel free to call me on 0161 368 0680, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call or text my mobile on 07712 520 199 and I will be more than happy to assist in any way I can.

Lucy Leah