We will instruct two or three independent estate agents to formally value your Existing Home; we’ll then propose a marketing price for your Existing Home.
The realistic sale price may be lower than its initial marketing price, but is based on selling your Existing Home within a specified timescale fixed by us (the “Sale Timeframe”).
Of course, you have the final say on the price you want your Existing Home to be marketed, but Smoothmove is only available if the marketing price and sale timescale are the same as, or less than, we think realistic.
We reserve the right not to consider, nor to accept your Existing Home for Smoothmove. We may make this decision during our preliminary discussions with you or after valuations have been carried out, and will explain the reasoning(s). All valuations and decisions are final.
- It is a condition of Smoothmove that:
- No party is currently negotiating to purchase your Existing Home.
- No introduction has already been made by another party.
- You will not instruct another estate agent to sell your Existing Home until the Sale Timeframe has ended.
In the event that any existing contract with your estate agent cannot be cancelled without penalty, or if there is a penalty for dual agency, we will not be liable for any extra fees as we cannot be responsible for obligations contained in third party contracts. Please note that you will be responsible for dis-instructing your existing estate agent and for any abortive costs or dual agency fees specified in your contract.
Once your Existing Home is accepted for Smoothmove, we will:
- Decide which estate agent to instruct and what the terms of that appointment to sell your Existing Home will be.
- Work closely with the instructed estate agent to ensure your home is frequently advertised.
- Ensure feedback is reported on all viewings.
You may need to leave a full set of keys or agree access times for potential buyers with the appointed estate agent.
It is not guaranteed that a buyer will be found for your Existing Home or that any buyer will be willing to pay the price you want.