Market Appraisal…


  • – Take advantage of our local area knowledge to value your property correctly
  • – Gain advice and awareness of the current market and how Filey can assist you to obtain maximum return when selling your home.
  • – We will review and talk you through the legally required documentation. Providing a solution to all possible obstacles and outlining potential barriers
  • – Selling a property is a big commitment, we will offer advice based on the information you have provided and ensure you have considered all the best routes to achieve your goals.

Preparing your Property…

  • – Once you have decided to sell, we will work with you to organize the best times for viewings, declutter rooms and implement a marketing plan to ensure your property gets exposure.
  • – Presentation is the most important factor when selling your home. We take pride in showcasing your property to the best standard.
  • – Our professional photography service will enable you to highlight your home and attract attention of the right buyer, for you.
  • – A floorplan has become very important in buyers search for their next home, reports have proven buyers will ignore adverts with no floorplans. Therefore, we always provide a floorplan.

Marketing your Home…

  • – You will have a dedicated sales negotiator providing continual contact with marketing updates as well as helpful tips maximise your homes saleability.
  • – Over the years, we have become experts in marketing property on portals, our extensive database and social media.
  • – We fully accompany all viewings around your busy schedule to ease stress and encourage honest feedback from prospective buyers.
  • – We will feed back on every viewing, it is important for us that all home owners understand the markets view on their property.

Agreeing an offer…

  • – Once an offer has been received, your personal negotiator will check the buyer credentials and offer any advice required on your next move.
  • – Once you are then happy to accept an offer, we will ensure that it is the best possible offer based on the timing, your situation and market conditions. We will never pressure you into accepting an offer.
  • – Your house sale will be looked after by our well trained and dedicated sales progression team from this point on wards.

Sales Progression…

  • – Once an offer has been received, this is where an agents job does not end. As a good and safe agent we ensure all documentation is cross checked before sending Memorandums to solicitors.
  • – It is critical at this stage to ensure all parties are synchronization, we act as the bridge between the sides and usher all the required information during the legal process.
  • – The sales progression team use effective technology to monitor milestones and flag potential delays or problems, this ensures a seamless process which we will keep you informed on at every step.
  • – It may be a case that your sale involves a related purchase or sale, it is important that the whole chain is lined throughout the conveyancing process

Exchanging / Completion…

  • – Once a completion date is agreed, we will organize an exchange data that suits all parties and ensure solicitors set suitable dates.
  • – Upon completion the outstanding balance is transferred into your solicitors account and we will release keys.
  • – There is nothing more that pleases us than seeing our clients achieve what we set out to do the moment they sign up with us.

Top tips for sellers


A buyer has to be able to visualize the space as their own. A clear canvas is easier to paint on.

Complete unfinished DIY

If these are left undone, buyers may magnify the potential costs of work required and make low offers. Surveyors can also pick up on small things and this can lead to less positive reports.

Make the best of the approach

First impressions count and many applicants will walk past a property or do a drive-by prior to book viewings. Create a positive impression at this stage will lead to more viewings.

Presentation is important

We live in the real world and buyers understand that it may not be possible to immaculately present a home at all times. However, do everything practical to make your home stand out, especially when your agent is photographing and preparing details. It’s not just down to you though.

Get the marketing price right

Your asking price is like bait. Too high and you will experience a lack of viewings and a protracted sale. Too low and you will attract many buyers but not achieve the highest price. Ensure your estate agent has the experience and local knowledge to give accurate advice and backs tis up with hard evidence of the sales they have achieved in your area.

Demonstrate that you are a committed seller

Display a For Sale board and accommodate viewings from good buyers, even at short notice when possible. This creates the maximum number of sales opportunities.

Get legal and financial advice fairly

Selling is always a big commitment, ensure you know your next step. This will speed up the process when you agree a sale.

Start your search for a new home (if buying on)

Having a property to purchase can in some instances make the difference selling and not selling. It can also assist in facilitating a smooth transaction.

Insist your estate agent has the experience

You are paying them to sell your property, ensure that they advertise your property across all media and have a proactive sales team directly promoting your property to buyers. Make sure trained staff are available to conduct viewings, feedback to you promptly and that these staff are skilled at encouraging offers and have the local knowledge on the property market.

Buying tips

Plan ahead and sort out your finances

Speak to your bank or a whole-of-market mortgage adviser. As them to explain all the costs that you are likely to incur, find out how much you can borrow and ensure repayments are affordable. We always advise to speak to a few advisors to see if better deals are available and compare the products

Now you know your affordability

You can decide on your preferred locations, property types and priorities but it’s a good idea to be flexible at this stage. You will probably have to make compromises when choosing your new home. If certain criteria’s are non-negotiable, be sure you are clear in your mind what these are. We always advise to have a look at a few types of properties before ruling features out.


Visit the local agents

It is important to build relations, don’t just rely on the internet, the best property for you could have been sold before it appears on the portals. That telephone call from an estate agent who is aware of your requirements could help secure you to the perfect home. They may also be prepared to canvas areas and house styles of particular interest to you, once they understand what you are looking for.


Always view the property you like at least twice

You will take in far more detail second time round. Walk around the immediate vicinity; you can get a far better feel for an area on foot and also visit at different times of day. You may even wish to speak to the neighbours to find out what they think of the area and what they are like.


Ask questions about the property

Buying a property is a big commitment. Ensure you no question marks in the property you are interested in purchasing. How long has it been on the market? Has there been a lot of interest or offers? What is the minimum the vendor will accept? You may not get definitive answers but you may not get clues that are useful when it comes to deciding how much to offer.


Give an offer in writing

You will be entering a complex transaction, it is important to highlight determination, do so providing your offer in writing giving evidence of your ability to purchase and all the information needed to proceed.