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Step By Step Guide To Selling

We understand that selling your property can be daunting as it is a hugely valuable asset. It pays to have the right agent on your side right from the very start to ensure that every aspect of the transaction is dealt with smoothly and efficiently.

Consistently a leading Estate Agent in Poole and Bournemouth, we are here to help you maximise the value of your property and achieve a sale in the best possible timescale, using our years of expertise to guide you every step of the way.

To help guide you through each step of the process, we’ve compiled our top tips for a successful sale into this handy guide. Keep hold of it. Refer back to it. And please don’t hesitate to ask if you need help or advice.

1) Valuation

Our professionally trained property consultants are deeply knowledgeable on the local market and undertake extensive research to provide you with a transparent, fair and accurate valuation. You will always be met by a senior member of our sales team who will be able to show you data relating specifically to your property, so you can be sure that you are in safe hands.

2) Selecting An Estate Agent, What should you consider?

Choosing the wrong agent can prove costly. When it comes to choosing the best estate agent for you there are some crucial factors that you will want to consider;

  • Reputation, Awards & Testimonials – Is the agent trustworthy?
  • Previous Sales Figures – Is the agent selling?
  • Market Presence – Are they established and well known?
  • Marketing Techniques – Are they going to get your property the best exposure?
  • Number Of Staff – Will they be proactive and have time for viewings?

3) Choosing a solicitor

We advise that you instruct a solicitor when you first put your property on the market. This is so that when you accept an offer, they’re already in possession of your title deeds and can promptly send out a draft contract, eliminating any time delay.

We work closely with Simply Conveyancing, one of the UK’s highest rated conveyancing specialists, to get our clients properties ‘Sale Ready’.  This gives you the peace of mind that you will be fully prepared to proceed with an acceptable offer and reducing possible delays, minimising the risk of fall through.  Ask us to get you a quote.

4) Presenting your property

Making sure that your home is clean and tidy for viewers is very important as it could have an impact the offer that you receive. Ensuring that the property is presented at its very best when photos are being taken will lead to greater interest, greater viewing numbers and potentially a higher asking price.

What to think about;

  • First impressions
  • Inviting lighting
  • Appropriate temperature
  • Smells and freshness
  • Clean and clear
  • Attractive garden

5) Marketing Your Property

Our Marketing department work tirelessly to ensure your property is seen in the right places. Unlike other agencies we ensure that your property gets the very best marketing from day one with no upfront charges. We are confident that our fully inclusive marketing package cannot be bettered by any other agent.

To view our marketing package, click here.

6) Viewings & Feedback

We accompany every viewing at your property.

We will report back to you with detailed feedback with-in 24 hours and outline any positive, negative and price related comments to help us build a picture of what the market is saying about your home. You’ll also be able to access information about the viewings of your property via our website in the ‘My Lovett’ section.

During the viewings stage we will keep a close eye on your property performance to make sure that it is getting enough interest in order to sell. We will keep you informed with regular marketing updates and suggest changes in the marketing strategy is necessary.

7) Receiving An Offer 

Receiving an offer on your property is an exciting moment. As soon as an offer is received, we will notify you both verbally and in writing. We will confirm the buyer’s finances and ability to proceed so that you can make an informed decision whether or not to accept. It is important that this stage is handled carefully, fairly and ethically and we will negotiate hard to make sure that you are getting the best price possible.

8) Offer Accepted

Once an offer has been accepted, we will confirm the sale price and any conditions, then write to all parties and send out the memorandum of sale, so that the conveyancing process can begin.

Our dedicated sales progressor will continue to chase the sale all the way to completion, keeping you updated and offering you help and advice throughout the conveyancing process.

9) Exchange of Contracts

The solicitors for both parties have made the transaction legally binding and the buyer usually pays a non-refundable deposit.

10) Completion

Congratulations the property is now sold, we confirm that the remainder of the monies have been transferred from the buyer and we are then able to release keys.

If you would like to book a complimentary valuation please click here. Alternatively, if you would like to speak with our award-winning Poole Estate Agent about a potential move please give us a call 01202 303044 or email us sales@lovettinternational.com.

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Lovett REVIEWS

We’ve just completed on our first home, James and Abbey made the whole process stress free. Abbey was the agent that first showed us the property and she was lovely and told us loads of information. James was very good at keeping us updated throughout the whole process never felt like it was hard to get hold of anyone so we always knew what was happening! Would highly recommend😊
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megane S.
18:22 11 Oct 21
Stress free move, great quality apartment with a professional team. Cailey was very helpful/welcoming
Katy Dunnill
Katy D.
09:45 09 Oct 21
I recently bought a flat through Lovetts in Bournemouth, they were fantastic throughout the process, Clair in particular was very responsive and contacted the vendors for me with several questions, which really sped the whole process up.
Pippa Gillingham
Pippa G.
10:17 23 Aug 21
Me and my husband just purchased a house through Lovetts and I can't complain at all! We did have a bit of a long journey before finally exchanging which was stressful but Clair who was our main contact towards the end made sure to always keep us in the loop and worked so hard to get everything sorted, she was lovely to deal with! Would definitely recommend 😊😊
Jennifer Jonsson
Jennifer J.
19:46 20 Aug 21
We bought a flat through Lovetts and have had friendly and professional service from start to end. We cannot thank Clair enough for her help throughout our sale. She has always been at the end of the phone to answer any questions we have and has always kept us updated in a timely fashion. Massive thanks to the whole team!
Hanna Baker
Hanna B.
19:42 20 Aug 21
Staffs are really good and helpful especially Cailey and Louise we dealt with. we were able to rent a house through Lovett and had overall a good experience.
Jinu Athiyattil
Jinu A.
20:25 18 Aug 21
Friendly professional service.Excellent service from Dave and colleagues at Lovett estate agent.Special Thank you Clair for all your help throughout it was really appreciated.Highly recommend
Lynn Bennett
Lynn B.
18:01 07 Aug 21
Denado Shkoza
Denado S.
09:30 03 Aug 21
The staff were amazing from the viewings to keeping us updated on the process of moving. The Poole office staff were very friendly. Overall a great company.
Mel Basten
Mel B.
08:47 26 Jun 21
I researched about 4 different Letting Agents. I liked the rates charged by Lovett the most, and although all the agents were lovely, I decided to go with Cailey. I was not disappointed and a lovely new tenant the next day at the full rental price agreed.
Moira Downie
Moira D.
09:26 10 Jun 21
For some, selling a property is a rare experience that requires guidance and clear explanations with a prompt response to questions asked. By introducing the team members who will play key roles in the sales process it gave me more understanding of the timescales and processes, all very helpful when I am in a different country and restricted by travel regulations due to the pandemic. I felt reassured on many occasions when contacting any of the team by phone - they all understood my property and where we were in the sales process, making me feel valued. A great professional team. Thank you.
Jackie Kuflik
Jackie K.
06:55 18 May 21
I would just like to take this moment to say thank you to James And Abbeyand the team at Lovett's for giving us so much help,nothing was to much trouble always there when I needed advice, A very professional job well done.thanksSally Waterhouse
Sally Waterhouse
Sally W.
10:14 12 May 21
Thank you all at lovetts Poole. For your great service. Great people you did everything possible that you could do to help me. Knowing that I am not the easiest person to deal with they were really on the ball very professional. They deserve 6 stars thank you James and Abbey very much again for all your help and your hard work 👍
Pauline Gold
Pauline G.
16:20 07 May 21
This was such a positive experience from viewing to getting the keys. They treat you like a human being and not just a number. They consider everything and are very warm and welcoming (which I've never experienced with a letting agency) Cailey in particular was fantastic she was friendly, helpful, professional and patient. She supported us throughout the whole process that could have been very stressful but she made ita breeze. Would recommend to all!! Best experience I've ever had with letting agent.
M A
M A
17:55 27 Apr 21
James, Abbey and the team did an amazing job for us in successfully marketing our property and then helping to complete the sale.The photos and video they put together were professional and of high quality- it generated instantly a full week of viewings.We didn’t though need the full week - it sold after the viewings on the first day, with many offers tabled by very happy prospective buyers.Lovett then recommended a conveyancing team who completed in six weeks, with James continuing to support both the buyers and us with questions and any paperwork etc.Lovett had successfully rented the property out for us for two years previously and we are delighted with their service over the years.Highly recommend them across all their branches in the area.
Rhianna Elsden
Rhianna E.
15:08 27 Apr 21
G Tolbes
G T.
15:13 08 Apr 21
I have been very happy with the service from Cailey. She has been very helpful, cooperative and involved to find us a lovely new home. She is also always happy to text me back at any time if I had any questions. I give you maximum of points as you deserve it. As a person you are lovely and involved 100% in everything that you do. Thank you for all your help Cailey
Carmen Tolbes
Carmen T.
18:44 07 Apr 21
Amazing customer service, the whole team have been brilliant! Within a week of putting my house up for sale it got the full offer first time! Thank you everyone for all your help, I wouldn’t go with any other estate agent! Thanks again xxx
Beth Saul
Beth S.
09:47 30 Mar 21
Elena Boboc
Elena B.
18:52 25 Mar 21
This is the first review in 40 years i have given regarding an estate agent.James came as agreed, took photo's and a video tour, and put the house on the market the next day as he said. We then received a call and email confirmations from Abbey regarding 8 viewings within 24 hours and have accepted an offer. (not the highest). The service and professionalism has been second to none. Fantastic service, really pro-active and extremely well escorted viewings by Abbey amazing to say the least. Thank you and can't recommend Lovett's enough.
Mark Ketteridge
Mark K.
16:34 22 Mar 21
I would highly recommend the team at Lovett - they say moving house is one of the most stressful events in your life and they are not kidding BUT Clair supported me through the whole process, she went way above my expectations. The quality and attention to detail of the sales team was excellent - I was regularly kept up to-date with what was happening on the general market but also provided with solutions to ensure I secured a buyer to a successful conclusion. I cant thank them all enough.
Sandra Smart
Sandra S.
14:35 09 Mar 21
Lovetts have looked after our rental property for over 7 years with faultless expertise. Staff are always friendly & willing to help nothing is too much trouble. On selling our property they have been exemplary & we would recommend them to anybody wishing to sell or let a property.We would like to thank James, Poppy, Annabelle, Emma, Abbey, Zdenka & most of all Clair for their fantastic help & support over the years from letting to selling our property.
Susan Dandy
Susan D.
10:17 05 Mar 21
Bought a 3 bedroom house through Lovett. Been dealing with Poopy and Clair. It was a pleasure dealing with them both. Great customer service and quick response.Thank you very much.
Sergiu Dumbrava
Sergiu D.
15:11 26 Feb 21
Emma was fantastic, really friendly & was knowledgeable about the property I was viewing. Prior to meeting her there the office were great to deal with and keeping me up to date. Highly recommend Lovett and huge thanks again to Emma x
Michelle Bartlett
Michelle B.
14:34 25 Feb 21
I found Lovetts to be the best estate agents I’ve dealt with when buying a property.Quite a long and sometimes frustrating process was made a lot more bearable by the professionalism and helpfulness of the Lovetts staff, especially Clair.I would definitely recommend and I would happily use their services again.
Damian Gallagher
Damian G.
19:05 17 Feb 21
Amazing experience with the team, first of all James was fantastic showing me around the property. Then Clair took over to deal with the next stages, who was amazing, so responsive, friendly and just gets the job done. Couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide me through the process. Thank you to the whole team!
Marta zacharzewska
Marta Z.
17:16 05 Feb 21
Found Lovett to be very prompt and professional as well as pleasant to deal with. Clair, Julian and Abbey were all very good. Unfortunately our purchase fell through at a late stage but this was no fault of Lovett. I'd be very happy to deal with them again in the future.
Paul Burgess
Paul B.
19:21 04 Feb 21
Andrew Ashton
Andrew A.
16:17 08 Jan 21
Thank you so much for help,the best team I ever work it,I will recommend to all my friends
Ana Erdaltre
Ana E.
07:09 20 Nov 20
Have 5 star to help you during these times.
Damian BM
Damian B.
14:15 17 Nov 20
As a buyer of a house through Lovett I experienced a first-class service. They are always willing to go the extra mile and provide a very professional service. Clair and David were great agents throughout the process and were very helpful. I would highly recommend using Lovett International.
Tom Hicks
Tom H.
10:14 11 Nov 20
Very professional and proactive. When selling our house, their proposals resulted in finding a buyer very quickly and though the legal and financial process (through no fault of Lovett) was problematic and stressful at times, Lovett worked non-stop to see it through to completion. The entire team were excellent but a special mention for Clair Clarke who managed the sales progression, tirelessly chasing solicitors, brokers and buyers, and providing frequent updates to us throughout. Outstanding.
Stu
Stu
14:39 06 Nov 20
I've bought a house through Lovett and now they have found tenants for another property of mine. The staff are so professional and always have a smile. They listened to what I wanted and found what I wanted - well done.
Sue Burton
Sue B.
16:33 03 Nov 20
Abbey has been a great help in my search for a new home. Professional, knowledgable, friendly, very helpful in communicating with the seller to help ease what would otherwise have been a stressful move, and a fantastic sense of humour. Thank you Abbey!
Bill Hunt
Bill H.
19:07 21 Oct 20
Shannen Maytum
Shannen M.
14:11 13 Oct 20
CARLOS PICCOLO
CARLOS P.
13:31 27 Sep 20
Nice people.!!
Darin A Ball
Darin A B.
13:45 22 Sep 20
James C
James C
14:56 13 Sep 20
Extremely knowledgeable and helpful with our house search. All staff we dealt with were courteous and patient and went over and above to help us. A special mention to Claire who was excellent at keeping the process on track and ensuring all deadlines were met. Five star service.
Michelle Osterloh
Michelle O.
15:17 01 Sep 20
Giovanna
Giovanna
15:00 17 Aug 20
I have been a tenant through Lovett International for over 10 years and have always received a professional and reliable service from them. With great staff like Abi from Lettings I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is looking to rent a property.
Alex Duncan
Alex D.
16:31 31 Jul 20
James Ellis
James E.
14:14 27 Jul 20
Clair Clarke has been the most outstanding ambassador for Lovett's. Throughout the most incredibly difficult process of the sale of my husband's late parents' property, Clair has been our absolute rock! She has been the epitome of professionalism, whilst becoming a friend and our source of sanity and sensibility in the face of massive adversity. Words are utterly inadequate to express our gratitude and praise for her dedication and mediation skills. We cannot recommend her highly enough! Thank you Clair and your team at Lovett International, Bournemouth.
Tracey Clarke
Tracey C.
20:00 18 Jul 20
Right place to find you dreams house
Tunaru anghel-alin
Tunaru A.
15:47 12 Jul 20
Clair Clark is a knowledgeable and personable estate agent. She has patience tact and a deep understanding of what is required to get your property sold. Wherever your property is I would highly recommend Lovetts.
Debby B
Debby B
13:03 09 Jul 20
Great service, good people
Mira Hmilanský
Mira H.
10:52 06 Jul 20

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