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Greenwood and Company has been operating as an Estate Agent in Farnham for the past 25 years, and has built up an outstanding reputation as one of the most respected independent agents in the area, offering a high quality service together with integrity and sound professional advice.

We are members of the Nation Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP) ensuring a high standard of customer service and are bound by the code of practice providing security and peace of mind. 

Our large prominent offices in Farnham, together with an extensive advertising campaign provide us with a continued stream of buyers.

Why Choose Us?

Greenwood and Company is a private family run business who specialise in the sale, letting and management of residential and commercial property. Our success has been built up through many recommendations over the last 25 years. Our experienced team of property professionals are committed to providing exceptional levels of service and no-nonsense advice with the aim of maintaining long-term client relations. 

In a changing world, Greenwoods remain committed to combining traditional methods with the latest innovations. 

We consistently deliver results whilst maximising value for our clients. We have been established since February 1991 and have let and sold many thousands of property for satisfied clients, needless to say our depth of knowledge within the property industry is extensive.

Selling

When we receive instructions to sell your property it is inspected by one of the partners, particulars taken and advice given on the best price obtainable. We will note all the major selling features and take measurements. Details are then prepared and circulated to applicants and relocation agents that are currently on our register. The property is listed on our popular web site and up-loaded to a number of property portals including, Rightmove, and OnTheMarket.com.  In addition to this we have invested heavily in internet search engine optimisation which successfully places us on the first pages of leading search engines such as Google and Yahoo.

Energy Performance Certificate

From 1st October 2008, sellers in England and Wales have been required by law to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The seller is responsible for ensuring a valid certificate is made available.  An EPC is similar to labels produced with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines. The certificate will provide a rating of the energy efficiency and carbon emissions of a building from A to G, where A is very efficient and G is least efficient. We can arrange for this to be carried out on your behalf if you wish.

Costs

Work out the cost of the move, taking into account agents fees, solicitors fees, stamp duty, any mortgage redemption charges or arrangement fees and removal fees.

Prepare for Viewings

Prospective buyers will come to view your property by prior appointment with us, make sure your property is tidy and clean, touch up any damaged paintwork and clean carpets if required, first impressions really do work and can help get a better price.

Decide on a Solicitor

You will need to decide who will do your conveyancing. Conveyancing is the term used to describe the legal process you must go through when buying or selling a home.

Conveyancing can be done by a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer. Find out what their fees are and what other legal costs are involved and when these are payable.

Accept the Right Offer

When a buyer makes an offer on your property, we will normally contact you by telephone to advise you of this. It is also a requirement by law that we put all offers to you in writing. We will then guide you through the offers, discussing with you any chain details, and negotiate the best possible price for you.

Offer Accepted

We will agree on any fixtures and fittings to be included in the sale. This normally covers curtains and carpets. It may also include anything else in the property which you wishes to leave or which the buyer expects to be included.

Instruct Your Solicitor

Once we have completed our checks and are satisfied that the buyer is ready, willing and able to proceed, we discuss this with you. You should now appoint your Solicitor. Ensure you are clear what the fees are and when these will be payable. You will normally be asked to pay a fee upfront for the searches.

Sale Agreed

Once we have confirmation of both parties conveyancer’s details, we will prepare the sales memorandums and circulate these together with any other relevant documents.

Agree Time for Survey

Your buyer’s surveyor/valuer will contact us to arrange a suitable time to carry out the survey. We will then liaise with you over access. The results of the survey will be sent to your buyer. 

Draft Contracts are Prepared

Your solicitor will obtain the title deeds and will then draft a contract and send this to the buyer’s solicitor.

Confirm Details About Your Property

Your solicitor will ask you to fill in two forms. The first is a Property Information Form, giving details about your property’s boundaries, any alterations you have made to the property etc. The second form is a Fixtures and Fittings and Contents’ from which will confirm exactly what is included in the sale. These forms should be returned to your solicitor as soon as possible.

Signing of Contracts

Both the buyer and seller must sign the contract before exchange. Your solicitor will advise you when to do this.

Agree Dates for Moving

Your solicitor, after consulting with you will agree a date for exchange of contracts and Completion (moving day). At this stage, it is an idea to obtain quotes from removal companies and provisionally book a date.

Exchange of Contracts

Once the contracts are signed, the buyer’s deposit (normally 5 - 10% of the property price) is sent to your solicitor along with the signed contract. This is known as EXCHANGE OF CONTRACTS. You are now legally bound to the transaction and cannot withdraw without suffering a significant loss.

Advise People of Your Change of Address

Contact your utilities companies to advise them of your move and to arrange for the meters to be read. Also contact all other organisations you are in contact with to advise them of your new address. You may also want to contact Royal Mail to arrange a mail re-direction.

Organise Removals

You should now confirm your removal firm booking.

Completion

The buyer’s solicitor pays the balance of the purchase price, electronically, to your solicitor, he will then confirm to us that funds have arrived and we will hand over keys. The buyer can now move in.

This guide is provided as a summary only and may not reflect your individual circumstances.

Services We Offer

We can offer you two levels of service, one with accompanied viewings and one without. Whichever you choose, the following services are included in both:

  • Free valuation and market appraisal
  • Free Energy Performance Certificate (deducted from fee at completion)
  • Viewing Scheduling/accompanied viewings/non accompanied (service level dependent)
  • Rightmove and OnTheMarket.com Listing
  • Photography
  • Floor Plan
  • For Sale Board
  • Your own dedicated and experienced property professional
  • Regular marketing up-dates
  • Offer Negotiation
  • Buyer Qualification
  • Sales progression right through to completion