Hunters Estate and Letting Agents in Ashford, Kent

Hunters Ashford Sellers’ Guide

Welcome to the Hunters Ashford Estate Agents Sellers’ Guide. Helping you sell your home in Ashford is our speciality, and we’re here to make sure that you get the best price possible for your property.

We’ve put this guide together to help you get to grips with everything that you will need to ensure that you sell your home as quickly as possible, and with the least amount of complications.

Preparing For Viewings And Sales

In order to make sure that your property is sold as quickly as possible, then there are certain steps that you need to take that will ensure that your home is as presentable and as saleable as can be.

First impressions count, so make sure first of all that the exterior view of your property is spick and span. Freshly painted doors and window frames make all the difference, and if there are any cracks then get them filled. Trim and weed the garden, if you have one, and clear all paths.

Inside, de clutter as much as you can. If you are planning on getting rid of any large pieces of furniture, such as wardrobes or beds, when you vacate, then do so before you start taking viewings. The more space you can create, the more likely you are to get a quick sale. And of course, make sure everything is as presentable as can be when you put your property on the market.

Try and put yourself in a prospective buyer’s shoes as well. Buyers will want to know the council tax rates, what the bills are, and how much contents insurance is likely to cost. Provide your estate agent with this information that can be passed on to prospective buyers. This will help speed up the process of finding someone who can realistically afford to live in your property and thus put in an offer.

Setting The Right Price

Your Hunters Ashford Estate Agent will help you put a realistic value on your property. Pitching too high or too low is rarely a good idea, so take the time to research what similar properties to yours are selling for in Ashford, and set your price accordingly.

Currently, the average value given on all properties in Ashford over the past 12 months stands at £288,769 (up 3.79%)

By property type, the average values of Ashford houses break down as follows:


£429,940 (up 1.06%)


£244,639 (up 5.31%)


£198,805 (up 2.16%)


£144,492 (up 2.52%)

Contracts and Conveyancers

When searching for a conveyancer, it’s best practice to get at least three separate quotes to ensure that you’re getting the best deal. In addition, you will want to source a conveyancer who works on a no-deal/no-fee contract, so you don’t end up having to pay for services even if the deal falls through.

The process, once you’ve appointed a conveyancer, consists of providing lots of information about your property. You will first be asked to complete a detailed questionnaire, in which you will be legally required to specify if you’ve ever experienced any disputes with neighbours, who owns the boundaries of your property, amongst other things.

Furthermore, you will also have to detail exactly which of the fittings and fixtures in the property are included in the asking price.

Contracts are exchanged at the final point of the deal – after which the buyer cannot pull out without loss of deposit. Normally, two weeks after the exchanging of contracts the completion date will be set, which will allow you time to move out all of your belongings. When the money arrives in the bank, the conveyancer will make contact with the agent, who will hand over the keys to the new owner.

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