Spencer Kennedy sells properties in Dulwich Village, North Dulwich, East Dulwich, West Dulwich, Herne Hill, Sydenham Hill, Crystal Palace, Camberwell and Forest Hill.
Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent you can trust who will make this process as smooth as possible. We at Spencer Kennedy set ourselves the highest standards, and, for your peace of mind, are regulated by the Ombudsman for Estate Agents (OEA), the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and, through our Rentals Property Management Team, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA). We always aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience of selling your property as easy as possible.
WHAT TO DO NEXT: In the meantime, here is how we handle your property – before, during and after the sale.
VALUATION: Firstly, if you are selling, you will require a valuation. At Spencer Kennedy we can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property appraisers will provide you with a valuation based not only on their in depth knowledge of Dulwich and the surrounding areas, but also utilising our extensive database of recent properties sold.
INSTRUCTION OF THE AGENT: Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied, the process begins;
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATES: Immediate arrangements are made to acquire an Energy Performance Certificate for your property (unless one is already owned).
SPENCER KENNEDY WEBSITE: Your property will be advertised on our website within 48 hours with colour photographs, detailed text, floor plan & map, unless we are instructed to proceed at a slower pace by our Vendor. Our website receives tens of thousands of viewings per month and achieves 'google search page one' virtually without fail - obtained by our search optimisation technicians.
INTERNET PROPERTY PORTALS: We employ the services of all the leading property portals, namely Rightmove, Primelocation and Zoopla. As a result we are listed on all affiliated sites including Mailonline, globrix, Mailonline on Sunday, net-lettings, Homes & Property, Evening Standard, Mouseprice, homes24, Timesonline, Estate Angels, Homeflow, Calnea and moveto.
TELE-SALES AND MAIL SHOTS: All registered prospective buyers will be notified of your property by telephone and/or email within hours of coming to market, unless we are instructed to proceed at a slower pace by our vendor.
PROPERTY DETAILS: A prestigious bespoke brochure of professional photographs, floor plans and details highlighting the vitally important aspects of your home will be available for distribution within a few days. Property brochures are always subject to Vendor approval.
WINDOW DISPLAY: An advertisement is displayed in the window of our centrally located Spencer Kennedy office on the day of instruction, once again, providing this pace suits the vendor.
FOR SALE BOARD: This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day.
JOURNALS/MAGAZINES/SPONSORSHIPS: Spencer Kennedy permanently retains the back page of 'Living South' magazine for the promotion of an individual property, plus investing in double page exposure inside every issue. 'Living South' is the most prestigious and widely distributed free glossy magazine in the area and attracts susbstantial interest from buyers wishing to move within the area. We also advertise in national newspapers where appropriate, and regularly sponsor local exhibitions, charities and events.
VENDOR CARE: We provide accompanied viewings by experienced staff – with access and appointment times to suit our Vendors.
We provide regular feedback and stay in close touch with our Vendors with regard to their property and the conditions of the market.
OFFERS: We pass all offers on to the Vendor in writing and aim to provide accurate information concerning the status of the buyer.
We ask for confirmation of their ability to purchase from banks, accountants, financial advisors or mortgage brokers.
Our intention is to do as much as possible to negotiate, on your behalf, a sound sale at the best possible price for you.
AGREED SALE: At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and, should you require assistance, Spencer Kennedy can recommend local firms.
The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the survey.
The sellers’ solicitors will request the TITLE DEEDS from the lender (if appropriate) or yourselves as the seller and the FIXTURES AND FITTINGS form must be completed at this stage.
The solicitors draw up the DRAFT CONTRACT which sets out the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all relevant documents. Any enquiries will then be raised, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and LOCAL SEARCHES carried out.
Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.
EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS: As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, exchange of contracts can take place.
COMPLETION: On exchange of contracts a mutually convenient date is agreed for completion and your actual house move - this is usually between 7 and 8 days following exchange but can be sooner or later depending on sellers, buyers and their respective solicitors.
UPDATING ON YOUR SALE: At Spencer Kennedy, we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible.
SPENCER KENNEDY ARE THE LONGEST ESTABLISHED ESTATE AGENTS IN DULWICH VILLAGE