Selling for a Loved One


Buying & selling your own house can be stressful enough but selling the house of a loved one can involve all of the same difficulties without the rewards for you of a new house at the end of it.

Many of the people selling the properties of loved ones have a strong obligation to that loved one or to their memory in order to do the best that they can by them. Where loved ones are elderly or infirm, those selling have the worries of ensuring their loved ones are getting the right care and attention: time spent visiting hospitals or care homes can sap much of the free time needed for selling a house. Where loved ones have passed away, sometimes their property can be a long way away & it can be difficult to find a trusted agent to handle the process on your behalf.

Unless you are the surviving spouse of inherited property, receiving an inherited property can be a very long and complicated process. The executor of the estate and the courts can take months to divide the deceased assets. This is often a stressful process for all beneficiaries who are dealing with the loss but also the fact that they may need to sell the inherited property for financial reasons.


Common Customer Objectives

There are many reasons why people choose to sell the property of a loved one & we take our time to familiarise ourselves with your needs & expectations. The most common reasons are:
  • The loved one has become unwell suddenly – sudden changes may bring upon sudden costs: the cost of healthcare or social care, for example. These costs can lace a huge burden on the loved one & their family that can often only be accommodated by the sale of their property. Time may be of the essence.
  • The loved one is no longer able to cope – gradual changes can bring their own stresses. Sometimes the loved one may feel that they are able to cope and they are reluctant to sell, putting stress on the family & complicating the issue of sale. The important thing is to ensure that the loved one is happy and well cared-for
  • The loved one has passed away – the passing of a loved one brings sadness and uncharted territory. Waiting for probate to be granted can delay the disposal of a property, pressurising sales and sometimes the loved one’s property will be in a different area to you, causing logistical issues and time pressures that you may not have a great deal of experience in dealing with
Each of these objectives comes with its own set of expectations. Furthermore, some people have time to wait, others do not. We intend to demonstrate our understanding of these objectives to show you that we will be sensitive to your needs and will turn whatever constraints you may have into strengths during the selling & negotiating process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is probate?

Probate is a legal document. Receipt of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person’s property under a will.”
Probate can often take from 6 – 12 months and a decision is then made as to how the deceased assets will be distributed to the beneficiaries

What happens if I’m under time pressure to sell?

We recognise that there may be a number of factors pushing you towards a quick sale (bills to pay for the loved one, the costs associated with the administering of the estate of a deceased relative) but we would recommend that you talk to us first to see how we will be able to meet your needs. In an ideal world, you will be able to achieve your asking price in the right timeframe. It is currently a seller’s market and the time taken to sell properties is relatively short.

Our Offer To All Sellers
  • We will give you one point of contact with an agent that is the expert in the area where your property is selling
  • Your property will be marketed & sold by people who live & work in the areawhere your property is
  • We will get to know you & your reasons for moving and devise a strategy to help you get the right price in the right timescale
  • We will agree on a pricing strategy
  • We will take quality photographs of your property and take time to understand what your property means to you to help us better attract buyers
  • We will accompany all viewings in order to ensure your property gets the right offer in a timely manner
  • We will help you with purchasing another property where appropriate
  • We will list your home across the widest range of selling platforms available(including Rightmove, Zoopla, the local media and the Newton Fallowell network.
  • We will monitor the performance of your property across these platforms to ensure that the listings remain fresh & relevant
  • We will ensure that all calls regarding your property are tracked & we will follow-up on any enquiries that come out of hours
  • We will get honest buyer feedback 
  • We will negotiate on your behalf if you wish
  • We will market your home to our group-wide database of buyers
  • We will give your home exposure on our national website
  • We will use our industry-leading marketing in order to find you the right buyer
Our Results For Sellers
This year so far we have:
  • Achieved 99.41% of the asking price
  • Had 91.57% of sales go through the first time
  • Helped over 2,500 families through the selling process
  • Helped more people sell their property than any other estate agent in our region

How Can We Add Value?
Newton Fallowell can add value to you in a number of ways. Here are a few:
  • We’re a trusted name
  • We’ll take care of the hassle
  • We sell more properties than any other estate agent in our area
  • We will ensure your property is sold effectively by a local expert

The Most Common Reasons For Selling Are:

Downsizing
 

What Moves You?

Downsizing

Those whose families have grown up & moved out & those who have retired often move to improve their quality of life & reduce ongoing bills

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A Growing Family
 

What Moves You?

A Growing Family

With children comes the need for space & good schools. Getting the right price to enable an upward move is critical as well as offering support to people who are often tired & time-poor.

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Selling to Relocate
 

What Moves You?

Selling to Relocate

Relocating can be a difficult experience. It can cause sellers to travel more than they’d like & it requires a trusted agent to ensure that the seller’s house can be sold effectively & without fuss while the relocation is underway.

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Selling for the first time
 

What Moves You?

Selling for the first time

Selling for the first time can be intimidating and stressful and we have the expertise to guide you through the process and hold your hand ever step of the way.

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Whats's Next
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you move then CALL US or fill out the form below to arrange your Free Market Apprasial.