Estate Agents Procedure: Letting and Buying Homes and Flats

Before anyone gets to the point of booking a man and van York to help with moving into their new home, there’s a lengthy procedure that needs to be completed. From getting an accurate valuation all the way through handing over the keys, this guide takes you through the process of selling a property step-by-step.


The first step in the chain is to get an accurate valuation from the estate agent or from an independent provider. Once you know the value of your property, you can get started on the process of selling it!

Choosing an estate agent and a solicitor

The next stage is to recruit the professionals that you’ll need on your side when selling your home or moving to a different property. Your estate agent and solicitor will work in tandem to help make the process as simple as possible for you – the agent will handle things like viewings and marketing the property, while the solicitor sorts out the lengthy paperwork and liaises with any potential buyers.

Presenting and marketing your property

Before you think about any York removals or sitting down in your new property, you need to make sure the property you’re selling is appealing. Giving it a lick of paint and some new furniture can help turn it into a ‘show home’ style property, and the estate agents will likely be full of advice on how to market it properly.


Now starts the long process of viewings. If your property is in a great area and at a reasonable price, you might find that this part of the procedure goes by quite quickly – but many houses do find themselves sat on the market for quite a while before someone snaps them up. So don’t go booking any man and van services until you…

Receive an offer

Congratulations! You’ve received an offer on your property – if it’s an acceptable offer, you can let your solicitor know that you agree and they’ll set the last few steps of the process in motion. There’ll be lots of paperwork here – but that’s nothing you didn’t expect!

Exchanging contracts and completion

From here, all that’s left to do is exchange the contracts and finish up. If you’re planning to move into another property, now’s the time to book your quality removal service – our York offering is reasonable, efficient and very friendly. Give us a call to learn more!

Letting and buying homes