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Guide to selling

A step-by-step guide to selling a property

Selling property can be far less stressful when you understand the process

Accurate valuation

Your aim should be to sell your property at the best possible price in the shortest possible time.

We conduct thousands of valuations every month giving us an intimate and unparalleled knowledge of property values.

This is why we consistently achieve the asking price.

Step 1

Select an estate agent

Your estate agent should have a strong high street presence as well as the ability to support you with the latest technology.

My Foxtons provides greater transparency, speed and efficiency with the sale of your property.

Step 2

Instruct a solicitor

A successful sale relies on an efficient and experienced solicitor.

Solicitors at Conveyan have been hand-picked for their expertise, speed and efficiency.

Step 3

Property presentation

First impressions count, making the presentation of your property critical to a successful sale.

Consider addressing any DIY jobs you have been meaning to get done, add a fresh coat of paint where necessary and try to declutter to make rooms appear larger.

Foxtons' team of dedicated professional photographers will then take photographs and produce floor plans in just one visit.

Step 4

Find a buyer

To find a suitable buyer your property requires maximum exposure across a wide range of media.

When you instruct Foxtons to sell your property you will benefit from our unrivalled, comprehensive marketing package, including: exposure on our website, email & SMS alerts, promotion on property websites like Rightmove and Zoopla and representation by our local offices.

Step 5

Accompanied viewings

Accompanied viewings mean we can use our expertise to help sell your property.

Our longer opening hours are essential to maximise viewing opportunities for your property.

Step 6

Receive offers

As soon as a buyer makes an offer we will contact you to communicate full details, plus any special conditions, to help you decide whether or not to accept.

You can also view and track all offers within My Foxtons at any time.

Step 7

Accept an offer

Once you accept an offer we will do the following:

  • Prepare a memorandum of sale
  • Confirm the agreed price with all parties
  • Ask you to confirm your solicitor's details

Your solicitor will send out a draft contract to the buyer's solicitor who will then carry out preliminary enquiries. At this stage you will also be able to agree on dates for the survey on your property, the exchange of contracts and proposed date for completion.

We will advise you and negotiate on your behalf throughout this process.

There are no legal obligations until contracts are signed.

Step 8


Completion is when the residual monies (usually 90%) are transferred from the buyer's solicitor to your solicitor's account.

Your solicitor will call you when the money has cleared in your account and will inform us to release the keys.

Congratulations, your property is now sold!

Step 9

How much is your property worth?

Get your property valued by a local expert

Get a valuation

Unlock the true value of your home

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