If you’ve found yourself searching “how to sell my house?,” Bricks & Mortar are your local property experts when it comes to selling your home.

From the initial free valuation, our team of property experts advise on the recommended sale price, how we advertise your property and what we can do to ultimately sell a house fast.

We combine the methods of both the modern online estate agent and local estate agent to sell your property with ease.

If you are thinking about selling your home, there are some key factors to bear in mind from the start and we have outlined a useful overview guide below to consider for your house sale.


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  1. Free Valuation

In order to sell a house, the offered sale price needs to be attractive and realistic to the potential buyer, in keeping with the current market.

“How will this help to sell my house?”

Providing an accurate assessment of the property value is crucial for the marketed sale price. We have seen countless times where a property has been overvalued which in turn has delayed a property sale. Quite often, this is by the online estate agents who are not specialised in their area like a local estate agent. Thanks to the knowledge of our in-house property experts, our matchless experience enables us to give you a sale price you can trust and lay the foundations to sell a house fast.

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  1. Advertise Your Property

Once an agreement has been made on instruction, effective marketing of a property is imperative to sell a house. Bricks & Mortar market your property with expert photography, creative property descriptions and maximum exposure placing great emphasis on how a property is advertised.

“How will this help to sell my house?”

Properties advertised with no photography or poor photography are often skipped over by potential buyers. With our professional photoshoot, we truly capture the character and charisma of your home.

With endless listings on the property portals, potential buyers need something visually stunning to catch their eye. If you have an empty property, our effective home staging service is a proven method to sell a house- further information can be found under our home staging service or ask one of our property experts for details.

In addition to photography, we take great care in our property descriptions to appeal to any potential buyers.

In order for a property to be listed for sale, you will need to ensure a valid Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is in place. For the majority of domestic properties, an EPC will be required although there are some buildings which are exempt. An EPC lasts for 10 years and you can easily check if one is in place via the government Energy Performance Certificate register. If you require a certificate Bricks & Mortar will be able to arrange this on your behalf.

  1. On the Market- What Next?

Once your property is listed on the major portals including Rightmove, Zoopla and On the Market, our team of local property experts will be in touch to arrange viewings and you can monitor which viewings are arranged via your own Bricks & Mortar MyPropertyFile user area.

“How will this help to sell my house?”

With Bricks & Mortar MyPropertyFile, you can track your property’s performance, scheduled viewings and feedback, all accessible 24/7!

Our property experts can carry out accompanied viewings if required and we can schedule appointments to work around you for convenience.

  1. From Offer Accepted to Completion

Bricks & Mortar know how to negotiate. Our consultants are there to ensure you achieve the best price and liaise with all parties to get that offer you dreamed of and make it a reality.

“How will this help to sell my house?”

During offer stages of a property, having a local property expert provides effective communication between both parties to ensure the best offer is received. You will also be allocated a specific consultant who will progress your sale- saving you speaking to a variety of individuals which could be frustrating.

Having an on-hand individual, in addition to the MyPropertyFile progress tracker means we can sell your house fast. Leave us to do the leg work and communicate between the parties.

We work with a number of conveyancers, surveyors down to smaller details such as removal companies to all assist with the progress and completion of your house sale.

Before you know it, completion day will arrive and you can settle into your new home and rest easy knowing that you have achieved a solid price for your investment.

  1. The Legal Jargon

If it’s your first time selling a home or your tenth, getting to terms with the ‘legal jargon’ of sales can make the process a lot smoother.

“How will this help to sell my house?”

The experts at Bricks & Mortar are on hand for any advice and guidance you may need throughout the entire process to sell your property, but to get you started, we have outlined a few key terms below;

Agreement in Principle

For potential buyers, getting an AIP from their bank gives an expectation as to what they can loan for their mortgage and what their bank is ‘prepared’ to lend them. It is one of the first questions that our team will ask any prospective buyers when they make a property enquiry as having an AIP in place can speed the process of a sale up. Many first-time buyers start their search unaware of the requirement for this but Bricks & Mortar can guide them towards the right direction.

Buy to Let

A purchase of a property with the intention to rent it out in the future. Our property consultants can assist in generating expected yield and future rental price for the property if you are considering purchasing a BTL. If you are selling a property which is currently a BTL or has potential for it, we may ask you for the rental history, lease details and any useful information to prospective buyers.


The preparation of documents in relation to the sale of the property including the transfer of the deed title. With so many solicitors and conveyancers out there, it can be hard to choose who is best to progress the sale of your property. Ask our team for recommendations as we work with a number of established bodies. Legal fees should be considered by both purchaser and seller when going through a sale to factor this into the budget.

Exchange of Contracts/Completion

The day that all buyers and sellers wait for. At this point, the sale becomes legally binding and no party can withdraw (without financial penalties).


For the majority of purchasers, a freehold property is the most attractive as it gives outright ownership of the property and land on which it stands. With leasehold, there will be a length of the term which an owner will own until it expires and reverts back to the freeholder. Negotiating the purchase or extension of the freehold may need to be considered if you sell your property and it is leasehold.

Memorandum of Sale

This document outlines the amount of money being paid for the property. It will typically include the names of both the property seller, buyer and the solicitors dealing with both parties involved and outline any special conditions agreed as part of the sale.

Proof of Funds

The agent, mortgage lender and a solicitor will ask for proof of funds in relation to the deposit for the property, typically at 10% in most cases. This would usually be provided in the form of a letter from your bank or an account statement showing sufficient funds.

Stamp Duty

Paid by the buyer, Stamp Duty applies to properties purchased more than £125,000.00 in England and Wales (or over £40,000 on a second home) and applies for both freehold and leasehold properties and regardless of being bought outright or with a mortgage. Potential buyers will need to consider this when looking at their budget for a property to purchase as it is another cost to factor in addition to the conveyancing and survey costs.

Subject to Contract and Survey

When an offer is made on a property, this will be Subject to Contract and Survey (STC). Most properties ‘under offer’ will be updated on the marketing portals as STC whilst the sale is progressed as it is not legally binding at this stage.


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