The Selling Journey

It may be a big decision to sell your home and it can be for many varied reasons, with many emotions. We want to assure you that if you choose to sell your home with us, we will share the journey with you every step of the way and do all that we can to make it as smooth as possible.

The selling journey begins with a valuation of your home – we pride ourselves in our local experience and expertise, advising and guiding you on the correct price to achieve the sale. We listen to your expectations and aim to help you achieve them.

We only sell houses around the Fowey Estuary, so we offer real customer based service from our local dedicated team. We can offer advice on how to sell your home and how best to cope with the whole process. Our marketing material is produced using our in-house professional photographer ensuring that your home is presented to be the very best it can be.

Before the marketing starts, all of the sales staff at Fowey River Estate Agents will be fully briefed on the home and will have personally visited it.

‘’85% of houses sold by us, are sold to people
who specifically wanted
to buy in and around Fowey.’’

We know our area and we have spent years getting to know the best ways to attract the right buyers to buy through us. Our marketing mix is extensive and varied and includes websites, brochures, email marketing to our database and social media.

Many of our buyers are looking for a holiday home, either for themselves or as an investment. If your home is suitable and with your agreement, we will ask  Classic Cottages to review the house for us, and provide an income estimate for potential buyers. We will also carry out a long term let review for potential buyers - to give them all the financial information they need to make decisions.

"Very happy - our property sold within five weeks for the full asking price. David and his team know what they are doing and they advised us well " James, Fowey 2014

Sale Agreed to Sold

Once a sale has been agreed and seeing it through to completion can be a complicated and stressful part of the procedure. Communication is key at this time for everyone. We aim to keep you fully informed the whole way through and constantly liaise and update both side’s solicitors. Jenny and Abbey are skilled in this process and will ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible for all concerned. It is important for many reasons that the sale progresses as quickly as possible.

"All the staff I dealt with were first class. Jenny’s level of customer care was exceptional, and she was a pleasure to deal with. She certainly went the extra mile for us and it was very much appreciated. " Mark - buyer 2014

Top 10 things to MAX on your property

  • Take a step back and look at your home as a potential buyer would, seeing it for the first time. Do you like what you see ?
  • You want potential buyers to feel like your home could be their home, so its important to pack up some of your personal bits and pieces. Anything you know doesn't look quite right then just pack it away.
  • Do sort the small stuff - touch up paintwork, fix cracked tiles, loose door handles or dripping taps. It is so important to set the right impression.
  • Get your home ‘photo ready.’ Most buyers first glimpse of your home will be through photos in brochures or on a website. So open the curtains wide, plump up the cushions and add fresh flowers. By showing you love your home you are inspiring others to do the same.
  • If you live with pets it is really important to minimise their impact on the house during this time. If the house smells ‘a bit doggy’ or the cat litter whiffs, then do all you can to clean and remove. It’s always advisable to take the dog out when you have viewings too.
  • Think about what it is that you have loved whilst living in the house - and make sure that its shown off. If its a particular view from a window, then make sure it can be seen easily.
  • Declutter - this one is so important and so worth doing. Be ruthless and pack away anything that you don’t need day today. This includes furniture, if a room has too much in it just makes it look smaller - less really is more. Let the potential buyers imagine their things in your home.
  • Gather together all the paperwork for the house e.g. gas and electrical safety checks, building regulation certificates. This will save time later and gives you the chance to make sure everything is in order.
  • Look at how you have arranged the furniture in your home and make sure that the rooms have sense and purpose. Does your dining room/area look inviting ? Does the front room look like you would want to snuggle up and watch TV ? Think about who might buy your home and how you think they would live in the space.
  • Feel proud of your outside space too. If you have a seating area make it look inviting. Make sure the grass is cut and the general overall feel in the garden is of somewhere that is loved, that you would like to spend time in.
"All the staff I dealt with were first class. Jenny’s level of customer care was exceptional, and she was a pleasure to deal with. She certainly went the extra mile for us and it was very much appreciated. " Mark - buyer 2014