The importance of a good support network when moving.
With the recent heat wave, we have all been feeling somewhat hot and bothered. However, believe me some of our clients have been rather hot under the collar for another reason!
Although we have received excellent levels of interest in most properties and we sell lots of properties in excess of the asking price. The challenge of selling a home doesn’t stop there.
At the moment many of the mortgage companies pout there are taking a vast amount of time to turn around just basic enquiries. Let alone to produce mortgage offers and put people through underwriting!
We have seen an increase in desktop and drive-by valuations recently and this is a very positive, speedy solution to mortgage applications. But many of the purchasers locally do not have the high deposits required to take advantage of these processes. So, they are stuck with a standard application.
With this in mind if you use a local independent IFA they can follow up and assist to manage the process for you.
The importance of using a recommended local independent solicitor, I cannot stress enough.
We have recently experienced on several occasions chains threatened with falling through, because deadlines are being placed upon them. Mainly because overworked solicitors in large firms, fail to respond to enquiries or even just basic questions, in reasonable timescale.
We only recommend local independent solicitors who we regularly work with and trust. Combining this with our regular after sales follow-up procedure, we are able to ensure that draft contracts are issued promptly and searches applied for in a timely manner, with enquiries raised and dealt with as the transaction moves forward.
If you would like to talk how these elements of the sales transaction could affect you, then please do give us a call on 01603 432000.