Working For You To Get the Best Price
We Are Stanford
Unrivalled Tailored Personal Service
Stanford offer an unrivalled tailored personal service, overseen by the directors of the company to ensure the highest levels of service is as standard, being true to our word by providing “A Moving Experience” to our clients. In what can be a very testing time even for the most seasoned seller our expertise and knowledge are on hand every step of the way.
We are a forward thinking Estate Agents with traditional values and principles marrying in the use of industry leading cutting edge technology to promote your property to the highest levels and to the largest audience. Presentation is key which is why we believe professional photography should be as standard and not a “bolt on service” like so many other Agents, production of the highest quality property brochures to include floor plans to extensive marketing utilizing both print and electronic media. We offer a true multi branch cross marketing program between our state of the art offices in Eastleigh & Bitterne, also being part of Move With Us one of the UK’s largest network of 1100 offices ensures the very widest of audiences see your property.
We pride ourselves on getting the right results for you and endeavoring to achieve the very best price for you property. Every member of the Stanford team has been carefully selected because of their professionalism, passion for service, extensive knowledge of the property services industry and expert knowledge of the local areas.
We are open longer and working harder for you. Whether it be for accompanied viewings to feedback on stages of the moving process we will always be on hand. The difference that sets us between the others is that we genuinely care about your next move as if it was our own.
Presenting Your Home
Time to put yourself in the shoes of a prospective purchaser. Remember this is going to greatly assist in getting you the best price.
First impressions are vital for anyone who is looking to buy a new home, with that in mind, it is of paramount of importance that the property is looking clean and fresh. Simple and inexpensive tasks such as giving the door a fresh lick of paint to de-cluttering certain rooms can make a world of difference to a potential buyer.
You do not need to be a DIY enthusiast to make a real difference. By simply setting aside time and putting in a little effort you can vastly improve the perception of your property and stand out from the competition.
To de-clutter can be the biggest difference to your property. Potential buyers want to view spacious and tidy homes. The trick is to remove any unwanted items out of view by storing things in cupboards or having a clear out, thus allowing the property to feel spacious and inviting.
Go Neutral and De-Personalise
This is the point at which you need to de-personalise your property in order for potential buyers to imagine your property being their next home. Items such as a mirrors hung in the hallway are far more effective, as they can give the impression of space. By keeping the decoration of rooms fresh and neutral, you are also more likely to appeal to a greater audience which will ultimately achieve you the best price in the long run.
Never under estimate the level of importance to the smell of a property. Invest in some plug- in air fresheners and ensure that you open windows to air the property well before a viewing.
Cleanliness – Make sure that your property is kept clean and tidy. Pay special attention to the kitchen, bathrooms and the windows at the property. Ensure beds are made and bins are regularly emptied so you’re ready for the next prospective viewing.
Just as important as the interior of a property. Predominantly the first thing a prospective purchaser will see, so yet again making good first impressions are key. From cutting the grass to de cluttering the balcony, these things will stand you in the best position to get you sold and at that crucial best price.
How We Market Your Property
Presentation is key in order for your property to truly stand out from the crowd and ultimately achieve the very best price. This is why we believe only professional photography should be as standard and not a “bolt on service” like so many other Agents, along with other relevant information and floor plans we then produce the highest quality full colour property brochures for circulation to prospective buyers. Please ask for a sample of our Property Brochures to compare the Standards offered with other Estate Agents.
Our High Street Offices
Our state of the art but friendly and inviting property showrooms are well positioned high street locations, perfectly located to showcase your property. In addition to this we endevour to work harder and longer for you which is why we are always on hand by opening seven days a week.
In today’s digital world quality online marketing is essential in promoting your property to the widest of audiences. We replicate the Property brochure details along with the floor plans but with the addition of further photography. We advertise on the UK’s number one property website www.rightmove.co.uk with EVERY PROPERTY AS STANDARD MARKETED WITH PREMIUM LISTINGS which provides the highest visual and search enhancement Rightmove has to offer, backed up by this website. We also advertise on a number of other leading property websites including the 2nd most visited website www.zoopla.co.uk & www.onthemarket.com
Our highly experienced staff are on hand 7 days a week for accompanied viewings, which has contributed greatly to our success in selling property. Potential buyers can feel uncomfortable viewing a property when the seller is present and for this very reason we feel we are best placed to conduct the viewings on your behalf. We have also found that feedback by prospective buyers without the sellers present will be more critical, which may prove to be paramount to the future marking of the property. The following day you will be provided feedback on how the viewing went with any comments that were made from the viewers.
We believe that communication is paramount and as part of our ongoing marketing program we report back to you each week with a full marketing update. This update will indicate the level of enquiries received on your home with an overview of your previous weeks viewing feedback. In the unfortunate event that your home is just not selling, we will have the right ideas to change the direction of the marking of your property in order to get you sold.
Office Network – Move With Us
We’re proud to be chosen as an appointed agent of Move With Us, having been assessed on our past performance and capability. Move With Us is the Uk’s largest national network of Independent Estate Agents giving your home greater exposure through other recognised local brands nationwide given access to more buyers.
Getting the right buyers
Once a buyer has lodged their interest on you property we then operate an offer checking procedure to ensure the buyers ability to proceed. This will be making the appropriate measures to confirm the buyers financial arrangements and also should they be sold, that the chain below is complete and ready to proceed.
Here For You
We recognise that with today’s busy working environment and family life, contact outside the realms of normal working hours could prove essential to ensure a smooth conclusion to your move. With this in mind, all of Stanford clients receive the personal mobile numbers of the directors of the company which may be used at any time.
Stanford Mortgage & Financial Services are one of Southampton’s leading independent mortgage and protection specialists, offering our clients complete and impartial mortgage advice. We recognise that providing you with the right mortgage advice is absolutely crucial, which is why we have carefully selected our highly experienced consultants.
Stanford Mortgage & Financial Services Advisers provide professional and friendly advice both over the phone or in person in one of our well positioned high street locations in Eastleigh or Bitterne.
- Life Insurance
- Critical Illness Cover
- Income Protection
- Contents & buildings cover
- Survey’s & Valuations
Stanford Estate Agents has a close relationship with two of Southampton’s leading conveyancing practices. As a result we can offer an unrivalled level of service and expertise at every stage of the transaction from the initial negotiations right the way through to completion.
We have worked with our recommended legal firms since our formation and have found them to be extremely thorough and proactive. In the event of a potential problem arising we are more than comfortable in knowing that the matter will be dealt with proactively and professionally.
The kind of benefits expected from our recommended solicitors would include independent professional and understandable advice, competitive fixed fees, no hidden costs and an assigned conveyancer for the whole transaction to ensure continuity and a high level of customer service.
Their legal experience and knowledge have proved to be an invaluable asset for many of our clients and as such they cannot be recommended more highly by Stanford Estate Agents