Sellers Guide

Selling your home can be daunting. We know that with each person that comes through our door, we will be met with a different set of circumstances. Our selling guide provides valuable information on how to make this selling process easier.


 

Market Appraisal

We’re delighted to offer a free, no obligation market appraisal, where during this time we will also advise you on how to sell your home quickly and at the best possible price. Our valuations are based on current market conditions and demands and take local, key factors into account such as parking, local amenities, transport links etc. Please contact us directly or complete our online valuation request form.


Appointing an agent

Once you’ve appointed us to market your property, we will act quickly to prepare the property particulars, calculate room dimensions and take photographs. Our Sales consultants will then match your property out to hundreds of our active buyers looking for properties just like yours. Your property will also feature on our website and also be marketed via digital and print media tools.


Instructing a solicitor

We can introduce you to one of our preferred solicitors who will act on your behalf throughout the conveyancing procedure. If you are moving on to a new home and require finance to be put in place, we can point you in the right direction towards our recommended independent mortgage advisors – Bristol Mortgages Online.


Marketing

We offer a fully comprehensive and highly effective marketing platform. We regularly advertise in local newspapers and magazines between the North Somerset and Bristol areas. With a growing database, we will instantly alert our applicants and also promote your home on the most popular property web portals; Rightmove and OnTheMarket.


Presenting your home

Remember, first impressions are vital - we give clear advice about any work that may be required, to help make your property stand out in the market place. Look at your home through a fresh pair of eyes - complete any outstanding DIY jobs, add a fresh coat of paint and try to de-clutter to make rooms appear larger. And make sure that you give the outside of your property the attention it deserves to create the all important ‘kerb appeal’. Talk to us if you require more advice about presenting your home for the market.


Energy Performance Certificate (EPCs)

It is a legal requirement for the seller of a property to provide a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their property before it can be sold. The EPC is then made available free of charge to any prospective buyer. The Frost Partnership can arrange your EPC.


Viewings

We are here to accompany all viewings of your home although if you prefer to show people around yourself, then that is entirely your choice. We will organise every viewing providing you with frequent feedback and updates. Our offices are open 9am – 5:30pm daily and at weekends 9am – 4pm to help maximise viewing opportunities.


Contract and Negotiations

As soon as we receive an offer, we will contact you to communicate full details of the offer along with any special conditions to help you decide whether or not to accept. There is no obligation to accept the first offer you receive. However, once you have decided to accept an offer, you will need to instruct a property solicitor/conveyancer if you haven't already done so - we can introduce you to one of our preferred solicitors who will act on your behalf throughout the conveyancing procedure. We will then issue a memorandum of sale detailing the specifics of the sale and circulate it to all parties.


Exchange

The exchange of contracts is the point where a non-refundable deposit (normally 10% of the purchase price) is transferred over to your conveyancer/solicitor and all the legal work has been carried out, meaning contracts can be signed and exchanged. From this point both parties are legally bound to go through with the transaction. Your completion date will normally be set at this stage, around two weeks after the exchange.


Completion

On completion day, the balance of the payment is transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account. Once the money has been cleared, we will be able to release the keys to the buyer. Congratulations - you have just sold your home! Contact us and register your property today or view our testimonials.

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A very BIG thank you for all your help and understanding regarding the letting of our Henleaze property - you have been amazing...!!

Ms S

Thank you for the very professional way you carried out the sale of my Mother's property. Your attitude and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated as were the constant updates throughout.

Mr H

Please send all the team my thanks for the successful letting of our Portishead property.

Mr R

A big thank you for all the help with the sale of our property - from the first meeting, through to the sale negotiations and all the guidance with the legal aspects… selling a property...

Ms O

We've been delighted with the professional and personal service we have received from you all - the entire period from your valuation, instruction, advertising, open day, other viewings,...

Mr O

You were pro-active, efficient and professional. As a result we agreed the sale of our house within the required timescale to allow us to be in a strong position to purchase our next home,...

Mr & Mrs W

We found you were easily the most friendly and approachable lettings agent we've come across

Ms I

I can't thank Claire and Jacquie in Lettings enough for their efficiency. They absolutely took the stress away from my situation during troubled times following a house fire and assisted in...

Mr G

No wonder you are award winners!! This is the second time we’ve used you to sell our home - the best in Portishead by a mile; always professional, helpful and a great team who communicate...

Ms W

A  really big THANK YOU for all the extra effort you put in to secure the sale of the flat. Your after sales customer service was excellent! It was a very bumpy road at times but...

Miss L

What a journey - we wouldn't have wanted to go through what we have without you all behind us! Everyone has pushed our cause and given great advice and support when we needed it.  We...

Mr & Mrs H

Thank you Lucy once again for your tenacity in helping us exchange - we really value your professionalism and friendly communication

Mr & Mrs H

Excellent estate agents... extremely conscientious, courteous and surpassed all expectations with the best price achieved.  You went beyond the normal call of duty to sell my property...

Mr W

Thank you for being so brilliant! It's been a pleasure working with you on our property rental - you've taken the stress away from us both with your managed let. Superstars!

Mr & Mrs B

Thank you for everything! Goodman & Lilley Lettings have been a breath of fresh air to deal with in comparison to most other agencies. I'll definitely be recommending your services on the back...

Mr O

A big thank you for all your help with our move. Of all the solicitors and agents involved, Lucy was the one person I was always able to get hold of.  We'll remember the service we...

Mr & Mrs C

Goodman & Lilley were excellent from the moment they came to my property. I got very personal care throughout the process and it truly felt like they were working for me, the seller,...

Mr A

A big thank you to you and all your team at Goodman & Lilley Portishead for doing such a great job selling my Dad’s house.

Mr H

Getting to exchange has been no small task and it has relied entirely on Lucy single-handedly and tenaciously chasing the sale; something she has done at all times with the utmost...

Ms L

‘By far the best agent in Portishead - your enthusiasm and consistent contact was greatly appreciated’

Ms I

Since May we have been dealing with your Portishead Office and would like to say how professional and courteous both Jack and Lucy have been. Throughout this time Lucy has kept us informed at...

Mr & Mrs C

A BIG thank you...We would both like to thank you so much for your help, advice and determination in the sale of our property. You've done an excellent job and we certainly will be recommending...

Mr & Mrs W

It was a real pleasure to have someone who was professional, friendly and honest to deal with, and who kept us informed throughout the whole process, through the sale of our apartment. 

Mr & Mrs W

I think you have all been involved in the sale & onward purchase of our home over the last few months, in some way or another and I just wanted to say a very big thank you for all your hard...

Ms M

Thank you to the entire Goodman & Lilley team for all your help, support and professionalism – your efforts are all very much appreciated.

Ms W

Thank you for all your help and support with the purchase of our new home. We appreciate all your hard work and are very much enjoying having our own place!

Mr F & Miss P

You have been complete stars – without your dedication, we would have been lost. Thank you so much for everything you have done 

Mr & Mrs K

Even at the very end you were still more than happy to get the readings! We were very lucky to have someone keeping us informed along the way - as to how the house presents itself, client...

Mr & Mrs S

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say that I have registered with every estate agent in Portishead today and I can honestly say that you and your team are the friendliest and most...

Miss F

Now that we are near to completion on the sale of my Mother’s property I thought I would drop you a note to thank you and your team for the friendly approach and exemplary service that we...

Ms H

Goodman & Lilley – Thank you for being so brilliant! We’ll miss speaking with you most days – I’m sure your feelings are quite the opposite – you went above and...

Mr & Mrs C

It was absolutely our pleasure to have you selling our house! You maintain a good blend of professionalism with humour and an upfront approach that we hope you never lose. We're sure it was your...

Mr & Mrs G

I had my property on the market for three months with another agent, Goodman & Lilley agreed a sale within one hour of marketing, well done

Mr H

Thank you so much for your support when selling my home, you were sensitive and kept me informed in all aspects. I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone choosing an Estate Agent

Mr & Mrs P

Thank you for restoring our faith in Estate Agencies, a first class service

Dr I

As an experienced Landlord, I was impressed with the professionalism and expediency in which Goodman & Lilley carried out the letting of my properties together with the legalities...

Mr P

Thank you to all at Goodman & Lilley for your hard work, you worked brilliantly as a team. I have dealt with a lot of Estate Agents over the years and you are the best company I have come...

Mrs P