Selling your property with James Anderson Estate Agents

With nearly 30 years of experience in the local area and with six outstanding offices in South West London, James Anderson has the professional network and local knowledge that allows us to achieve the best price possible for your property, in the timescale that best suits you.

Our local offices are staffed by local people and our friendly team will guide you through every step of the sales process, from advice on presenting your property to sales negotiation, and then liaising with the various different legal representatives.

We are members of all the major regulatory bodies, including NAEA Propertymark, ARLA Propertymark and The Estate Agency Property Ombudsman Scheme, guaranteeing the highest standards of responsibility, professionalism and ethical service.


How we work

James Anderson can market your property in various ways and ultimately it is your choice as to how you wish to proceed with the sale of your property. However, we do advise on the most suitable type of property marketing which will allow a wider audience to find your property based upon your personal circumstances.

Besides advertising your property on the web and the major property portals, we also offer the choice of Traditional Marketing, Open Day Marketing and Auction Marketing options, at no additional cost.

What is Traditional Marketing?

If you decide on Traditional Marketing, your home will be marketed for an agreed period and available for immediate viewings. Any offers made will be presented to you immediately. We generally find that this option works best for clients employing multiple agents or looking for a quick sale.

How about Open Day Marketing?

Open Day Marketing involves an agreed period of marketing followed by a single day ‘open house’ event for potential buyers. Best offers are then presented to you by an agreed deadline. This method of marketing tends to work best for clients looking to maximise the sales price, whilst minimising disruption to their lifestyles.

Auction Marketing

We also provide an auction service that offers a secure way of selling your home. We employ both a Traditional and Open Day approach, building the momentum right up to the final few days before the auction date. The benefit of selling through the auction process is that you set the minimum sale price. All auction properties are sold subject to a reserve price, this way we guarantee that your property will not be sold for less than your agreed amount. However, we hope to achieve a figure in excess of this amount.


Why sell with James Anderson?

  • Open 7 days a week – until 9 pm weekdays and 5 pm weekends
  • Virtual Viewings & Valuations available on all properties
  • Professional floor plans and EPCs on all sales particulars
  • Effective sales boards
  • Strong online marketing on all major property portals
  • Convenient office locations in SW13, SW14 and SW15
  • Accompanied viewings and client feedback provided
  • Regular client updates
Read our guides for more information on selling and buying a property with James Anderson:

Guide to Buying a property with James Anderson Estate Agents          Guide to Selling a property with James Anderson Estate Agents

Government’s ‘how to’ guides for the housing sector:

HM Government Guide How to Buy May2019          HM Government Guide How to Sell May2019          HM Government Guide How to Lease Jun2018


Sales Progression

Understanding what Sales Progression is, allows you to appreciate all the hard work that our team does to ensure the best outcome for you and your family.

Congratulations, you are now under offer!”, this must be the number one phrase that every seller or buyer wants to hear, but unfortunately, too many this can be the start of a tricky journey – as sales do fall through.


Is there a way to avoid this?

Well, no one can guarantee 100% that it will not happen, but we can honestly say that selling and buying a property through James Anderson gives you a better chance of completing your sale.

And this is where dealing with a customer focused Estate Agency like James Anderson, instead of a DIY or call center agent, comes into its own, as we simple love this part of our job. We will liaise daily with you – our client – along with the buyer, solicitors, mortgage companies and other agents in the chain, to ensure that any problems are met “head on” rather than when it is too late. We will simply spend hundreds of hours ensuring that your move is successful.


What is sales progression?

Sales progression is the process of getting your property from the “under offer” stage to the “completion” stage. In between, there’s lots of admin and legal work that needs to be compiled to ensure the best outcome.


What is the process of sales progression?

The Sales Progression process has 6 key stages:

  1. Under Offer

Once you’ve accepted an offer, you are considered “Under Offer”, and the first thing to do is to issue a “memorandum of sale”.

  1. Memorandum of Sale

A memorandum of sale is a document that will have the contact details of all parties involved (vendor, buyer and solicitors). As well as the brief chain details of the other involved parties should there be any.

  1. Mortgage Valuation

Prior to any funds being released by the mortgage provider, a mortgage valuation will be carried out by a RICS Chartered Surveyor.

  1. Conveyancing

At this stage, the buyer’s lawyer will raise enquiries to the owner and to the local authority. Once all the information is collected, both lawyers (vendor and buyer) will draft the contracts for each party to sign and make any agreed alterations.

  1. Exchange

Once the contracts have been signed and a deposit has been received, the contracts are now “exchanged”.

  1. Completion

The sale is “complete” when the balance of the purchase price is paid to the vendor’s solicitor, and once the solicitors have completed their final checks.


Why use James Anderson’s Sales Progression services?

You may think, “why should I get anyone to do this sales progression services? It seems simple enough that I can do it!”. Well, if you have the spare time to continually call all parties involved in the sale – all the way down the chain – then please go ahead.  It is not uncommon to spend 4/5 hours every day looking after just one sale.

Our many years of experience has taught us the ins and outs of the business, and typically, dealing with buyers, solicitors, mortgage consultants and agents – and depending on the type of chain, more buyers and solicitors – has proven to be a hard and stressful process that requires a certain level of knowledge of the industry as well as tenacity that many buyers/sellers lack.

When using an estate agency that focus on the relationship with its customers, such as James Anderson, you are working with a dedicated and expert team that will go the extra mile to ensure the best outcomes for you and your family.

Our team will keep in constant contact with you to ensure that you are aware of all aspects of the sale and its progression.


What is a chain?

In sales, a chain is the string of sales that are required to take place to ensure that your sale goes through.

Think of it like this: unless you’re selling your home to a first time buyer, an investor or a financially stabled person, it is likely that they will need to sell their home before they can buy yours. The same is probably true for their buyer, and their buyer’s buyer, and so on.

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