We are at the forefront of selling homes in Taunton, Wellington and Bridgwater having paid great attention to our customers needs. Our aim is to wherever possible exceed our customer’s expectations but to also strive to deliver honesty, clarity and attention to detail. In short, we put our customers first. Our customers are our home sellers.
OUR TEAM – We have over 30 wonderful people who work with us at Gibbins Richards. They are all very different, dedicated, hard working individuals who each bring something unique to our business. Results driven and rewarded for success, we are confident you will find them a pleasure to work with in our collective goal of getting your home sold.
OUR OFFICES – Yes, we have prominent, bright and welcoming sales offices in High Street locations in all three towns. To rely on the internet alone for selling homes is missing a great opportunity to attract as wide a range of potential buyers for your home – our windows sell homes!
OUR MARKETING – Our website is up to date, really easy to use and provides buyers with a comprehensive presentation of your home. For maximum exposure we also promote your home on the national websites, Rightmove and On The Market. In addition, we advertise regularly in our local newspapers and regional magazines.
The Experts in Property
To extend our reach we are members of The Experts in Property; a network of over 80 West Country estate agent offices and with an office in London. This extensive regional coverage is included in our sole agency charge and gives you access to far more buyers and the potential to achieve a higher price for your property.
Professional photography And floorplans
We are the first estate agents in our towns to offer full professional photography with all our properties. The firm we have chosen is Property Photographic who will produce superb, high quality photographs and a floorplan of your home to be shown on your property brochure and websites.
Your Journey With Us
An accurate market appraisal
How much is your home worth? It’s vital to get an accurate valuation to achieve the best possible price in a timescale to suit your needs. nobody is better qualified than us with our knowledge of the local property market. Just contact any of our offices.
Marketing your home
Our state of the art technology goes to work matching suitable buyers to your home. Combined with the expertise of our fully trained sales negotiators in identifying the needs of potential buyers, we will phone, text and email suitable buyers for your home.
Our sales negotiators are skilled in identifying suitable buyers for your home, so we are best qualified to show potential buyers your home knowing the needs and wants of the potential buyer. We this in mind, our enthusiastic sales staff know how to show off your home to its best advantage.
Once we receive an offer, we act for you in all negotiations. We will report offers to you, fully explaining the situation of your potential buyer, their status, their financial situation and other requirements such as timescales for completion etc. This will enable you to make fully informed decisions.
Agreeing the sale
Once you are happy to proceed with the offer we will confirm this in writing with details of any fixtures and fittings that are included. If you are looking to buy another property we will liaise with the estate agent concerned and find out about any requirements on timescales throughout the chain.
At this stage you will need to instruct solicitors to act for you. We recommend Gibbins Richards Conveyancing Services who provide fixed price no move – no fee quotations. They are four reputable local firms who combine personal service with cutting edge technology, so you can either call in to their offices or send them a quick email. Let us know if you would like a quotation.
Keeping you informed
Once solicitors are instructed one of our dedicated sales staff will regularly report to you with updates on your sale. Your buyer may need a mortgage valuation or a more detailed survey. They will also need to pay for the local authority searches. Your solicitor will need to prepare and issue a draft contract to the buyers solicitors who will then need to raise additional enquiries. This is standard procedure, and of course required throughout the whole chain. Our staff will keep you fully informed through this whole process to ensure your sale is proceeding as quickly as possible.
Once solicitors are satisfied on their enquires and they have the buyers funds or mortgage offer in place it will be time to sign your contract. Normally this requires a deposit to be transferred from your buyers solicitors to your solicitor (normally 10% of the purchase price) and a mutually agreeable completion date is agreed. Once this “exchange of contracts” takes place, the contract is then legally binding. It is time to book the removals.
The big day
Congratulations – you are moving! The completion date has arrived. We will release the keys of your home to your buyer, but only once we have received a call from your solicitor to confirm they have safely received your buyer’s money. This will also apply to the house you are buying. Once this has happened start moving those boxes!