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Selling a Property in Jersey

It’s often hard to know where to start when selling your home, so we’ve compiled a list of simple steps to help make your selling journey an easy and enjoyable process.

Click on each section to find out more

1 Get to grips with your finances

The first step to selling your property is getting your finances in order. Let your mortgage provider know that you’re considering selling and find out if there are any penalties for paying back your mortgage early. If you plan on purchasing a new home as well, think about the kind of mortgage that you’ll require for that transaction.

2 Get your home ready to market

First impressions count and making your property as presentable as possible is so important. Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done – add a fresh coat of paint, de-clutter as much as you can to make the rooms appear larger and a good old spring clean really does help!

If there is any other work that needs to be done but you would like some advice, please don’t hesitate to speak to the negotiator that comes to value your property.

3 Get more than one valuation

It’s a good idea to get several valuations done before deciding on an asking price.

Each member of our sales team has ample experience in the property market, so even if we don’t give you the highest valuation out of the other agents, we have the knowledge and have done our research to get to that price, so you can be confident that our experts have given you an accurate price.

The highest price may sound tempting, but it isn’t always the correct price!

4 Choosing an agent

Agents offering low commission rates are often proven to be a case of false economy, with these ‘low’ rates usually being tied to long contracts which can be difficult to get out of.

Low fees also mean that less money available to these agents to spend on essential staff training, up to date marketing tools and advertising and as a result they will not be able to showcase your home to its fullest potential.

Confidently working together

By instructing Thompson Estates to sell your property, you can be assured that we are fully committed to achieving the best possible price, as well as being focused on showcasing your property using our extensive marketing channels, ensuring maximum exposure to potential buyers. Furthermore, we promise to keep you fully informed of all developments that may occur during the sale process.

5 Understanding our Fees

Our highly experienced team of Negotiators provide outstanding customer service and exceptional client results. Working unquestionably hard, we offer an unrivalled service to ensure your property is sold as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our fees reflect the level of expert service we offer, as well as our commitment to showcasing your property. Please give us a call to enquire about our fees on 888855.

 

6 Viewings & open viewings

Being as flexible as possible when it comes to selling your property is key, especially when it comes to viewings. A lot of interested applicants like to view when they are not working, so out of hours or on the weekends.

Open viewings are a great way to allow applicants to view your home in a less ‘formal’ way and we always recommend that vendors allow open viewings, especially when your property is new to the market. Whether it’s 30 minutes or 1 hour, our open viewings are tailor-made to suit each property.

On average, people know if they like a property within the first two minutes of seeing it. After the initial visit, applicants can then book a private second viewing allowing more time to explore the property and enabling them to have questions answered thoroughly.

7 Marketing your property

At Thompson Estates we understand that having a wide and varied presence on multiple marketing channels means that your property will get the best exposure in order to reach the right people at the right time.

Some of the channels we use to showcase your property are:

Website

Our easy to navigate, mobile and tablet friendly website is updated daily with the highest quality images, floor plans and downloadable brochures.

Property Monthly Magazine

Delivered to over 36,000 homes island-wide every month.

Window Display

Our window display is perfectly situated on Jersey’s main street which has an average footfall of 150,000 – 200,000 people per week – perfect for capturing the attention of passersby!

Jersey Evening Post

Properties are showcased weekly online, in the JEP Property brochure and in the newspaper.

Social Media

Our Facebook page has over 7,000 fans and this number is growing weekly. We also promote selected properties using social media adverts to ensure maximum reach and exposure.

Open viewings email

We send a weekly email showcasing our open viewings to potential buyers who have registered an active interest in purchasing a new home.

Online

Our highly-targeted online adverts are designed to capture the attention of people actively searching for property for sale in Jersey.

8 Accepting an Offer

Once you accept an offer, you will need to confirm the agreed price and proposed completion date for the sale of your property, as well as your lawyers details.

We will them prepare a memorandum of sale and send it to all parties.

10 Instructing a lawyer

The successful sale of a property can be reliant on the instruction of an efficient and experienced property lawyer, who can guide you through the legal process.

These local law firms specialise in Property Law. Click the links to find out more:

Appleby
01534 888777

Bedell Christin 
01534 814286

Benest & Syvret
01534 875875

Bois Bois
01534 480480

BRC Law
01534 760860

Carey Olsen
01534 888900

Collas Crill
01534 601700

Le Gallais & Luce
01534 760760

Mourant
01534 676215

Ogier
01534 514000

Parslows
01534 630530

Steven Slater
​0​1534 755755

Viberts
01534 888666

Voisin Law
01534 500300

 

11 Completion Day

Completion usually takes between four to six weeks.

The Jersey conveyancing process for a Freehold property occurs when all enquiries have been confirmed and agreed, and ends with a contract being passed before the Royal Court on a Friday afternoon. You are welcome to attend, or one of the Conveyancers can attend on your behalf through Power of Attorney. Many clients enjoy the tradition of going to court to participate in the completion of their transaction.

You are now the legal owner of your new home, congratulations!

Buying a New Home?

Our Home Buyer’s Guide contains everything you need to know about purchasing a property in Jersey, so that you can be confident throughout the whole process of buying your dream home.

 

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