Navigating the Sale: A Home Seller’s Checklist

Selling your property can be both exciting and challenging, and having the right estate agent by your side can make all the difference.

Selling your property can be both exciting and challenging, and having the right estate agent by your side can make all the difference. At Hern & Crabtree, we understand the intricacies of the real estate market and are committed to ensuring a seamless selling experience for our clients. To help you navigate through this process smoothly, we have compiled a Seller's Checklist - a comprehensive guide to the questions you should ask your estate agent.

Market Expertise

One of the first things to discuss with your estate agent is their knowledge of the local market. At Hern & Crabtree, our experienced team stays abreast of the latest trends, ensuring that we provide you with accurate and up-to-date information about property values, demand, and market dynamics. Ask us about recent sales in your area and how they might impact your property's valuation.

Marketing Strategy

A successful sale begins with effective marketing. From professional photography and compelling property descriptions to online and offline advertising, we have a robust approach to showcase your property in the best light possible, maximising its visibility and attracting potential buyers.

Pricing Strategy

Setting the right asking price is crucial for a timely and profitable sale. Our team at Hern & Crabtree will provide a detailed market analysis to help you determine the optimal price for your property. We'll consider various factors, including recent comparable sales, current market conditions, and unique features of your home.

Communication Channels

Effective communication is key during the selling process. Clarify with your estate agent how they plan to keep you informed about the progress of your sale. Personally, we pride ourselves on transparent communication, providing regular updates, feedback from viewings, and any necessary adjustments to our strategy.

Negotiation Skills

Skilled negotiation is an art, especially in the real estate world. Ask your estate agent about their negotiation approach and past successes. With Hern & Crabtree, you can trust our experienced negotiators to secure the best deal for you while ensuring a fair and amicable transaction.

Legalities and Documentation

Selling a property involves a significant amount of paperwork and legalities. Ensure that your estate agent has a solid understanding of the legal aspects of property transactions.We work closely with legal professionals to ensure that all documentation is handled accurately and efficiently.

Post-Offer Support

Once you receive an offer, the process is far from over. Discuss with your estate agent how they will support you through the post-offer negotiations, surveys, and conveyancing process. Our team is committed to guiding you through every step until the keys are handed over to the new owners.


Selling your home is a major life event, and partnering with the right estate agent is essential for a successful outcome. Hern & Crabtree combines professionalism with a friendly approach to ensure that your selling journey is not just smooth but also rewarding. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions - we're here to make your selling experience a positive one.

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