WELCOME TO HOME TRUTHS SALES
Making the decision to sell your property, move home or enter the world of home ownership is a big step. At Home Truths our priority is to understand your situation and needs and then tailor our work to help you achieve your goal.
We are property experts with unrivalled knowledge of the industry and the local area, which combined with our high levels of service and working processes makes successful outcomes a real option.
Essential Advice for Sellers
What is your property worth?
Before your moving journey can begin, a fair and honest valuation of your home is the starting point so by contacting the Home Truths team we will begin the process of understanding your needs, finding out your property details and arranging for our director John to visit you for a free, no obligation, valuation.
Prior to the visit we hand deliver, wherever possible, a copy of our bespoke marketing material which is used as a discussion point at the visit. Not only does this give you insight into Home Truths but we also use the opportunity to see the home and the locality on an informal basis.
At the visit, John will discuss your needs in more detail, will look around the home, share local housing market information and agree both a valuation and a marketing strategy with you. We hope you will be delighted with what you hear and then we can move forward together in a time frame to suit you the customer.
How we will sell your house
As soon as you decide to move forward with Home Truths, we create a unique, tailored marketing plan to highlight your home to as many potential buyers as possible. The initial steps include capturing all your home has to offer with professional photography, video footage and detailed floor plans. These are drawn into marketing materials including a glossy brochure which will be widely used to showcase your property on the Home Truths website, large property websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market as well as a wide range of smaller property portals.
We also promote your property across our social media platforms reaching over 3000 via Facebook followers alone. But that is not all, with many registered, and fully qualified, potential buyers we ensure that your property is seen by them all via both email and personal phone calls.
Viewings and Offers
Yes, we will provide you with tips to prepare and show off your home to potential buyers, but most importantly with our commitment to host these viewings for you we really will make this part of the process simple. Why not head out for some leisure time and leave the Home Truths team to host fully qualified buyers at both our unique Launch Viewing Events and subsequent viewings?
But what good is the viewing without feedback? We aim to give our customers feedback from the viewings within 24 hours. It may not be a yes to your home but the nos can give us all insight to support the marketing of your home and make changes as part of the Home Truths marketing journey as appropriate which is overseen by Imogen, who leads on vendor support throughout.
Hopefully there will be a great response and an offer. All offers are financially/chain qualified before being put forward. Imogen will negotiate between yourself and the buyer to agree a sale price and time scale to completion, that all are happy with.
This is an area to definitely not underestimate. With Nina overseeing all sales in progress through to exchange and completion, she works tirelessly to keep in touch with yourself, the buyer and both solicitors as well as assisting with organising surveys and any work needed as a result.
Keeping this process moving forward is key to getting a successful completion and we are on hand to ensure that the process goes through as smoothly as possible right through to moving day and handing over the keys.
The Home Truths Promise
When it comes to customer service, Home Truths simply can’t be beaten. We are fiercely proud of the reputation we have built in the local area and the relationships we have built with our customers. Our business has grown from referrals and testimonials and we put our customers at the centre of all we do.
Our promise to you is that we will sell your home at a price you are happy with and within a timescale that works for you.
What Buyer’s Need to Know
Finding your home is exciting but yes, can be a little daunting to. So much to think about and hopefully these few pointers below help.
Where do you want to live?
There could be a wide range of reasons why you are moving, maybe to get on the property ladder, relocating for work, relocating for schools or even to move closer to family. Location is going to be key so why not drive around the areas at all times of the day and evening to help narrow your target area. Researching local council websites, looking through Ofsted reports for good schools, through to checking out Trip Advisor for reviews on the local pubs and restaurants are also good for assisting you. Or you can let us do it for you.. we all live, work, enjoy our families and socialise in the area so have a wealth of local knowledge to share.
Working out a budget
Now you know where you want to live you will need a budget to work to, to find your perfect home. You can get in touch with your bank for financial advice, but we would always recommend going to an independent financial adviser who can access the whole of the mortgage market place and often can get a better mortgage deal for you with your own bank than your own bank would give you directly. Yes, this really is true. At Home Truths we have two independent mortgage advisers who work closely with us and our clients to find the best deals on the market for you. You don’t have to be buying or selling with us to speak to Stuart or Giles… we will just gladly put you in touch with each other. With peace of mind that your finances are in place, you will know exactly how much you have to spend.
Can you move straight away?
Do you have a house to sell before you can buy your next home? If you do need to sell your home, get in touch with your local estate agent to get your home valued. Of course, we would be delighted to help you with this too and you can find out more about how Home Truths will value your home here.
Finding your home
So, now you’ve sold your house, you know exactly how much you want to spend and you know where you want to live. How do you find the perfect home? The first place to start is the Home Truths website. Take a look at the properties we have for sale and give the Home Truths team, in particular Victoria, a call to tell us everything you can about the kind of property you are looking for. We will match you with the current properties for sale or add you to our ‘hot list’ and you will be informed as soon as new properties hit the market…even before they are added to our website!
Viewing and offering
The Home Truths team, especially Leigh our viewing consultant, will accompany your viewings, to give advice and to listen to your feedback. We work with you every step of the way on your buying journey, until you find your next perfect home. Once you are ready to make an offer, Imogen will take you through the necessary steps and guide you through the process. We will take your offer, submit it to the seller and negotiate a sale price that both parties are happy with.
The house sale
The time between agreeing a price and completing on a property can often be the most confusing and stressful. At Home Truths we have a dedicated team lead by Nina, who focusses on sales progression, who will work with you and the seller to ensure that the house sale goes through smoothly and within an agreeable time scale for all.
We are at the end of the phone, on email/social media, and are happy to meet with you to explain the next steps and answer any questions you may have, until you have the keys and are ready to move in!