Once you receive a lucrative offer from a potential buyer, it is very important to consider a few things in order to ensure that the sale goes smoothly. The first and foremost thing you need to do is consider the offer carefully. Take into account the financial situation of your potential buyer. If he/she is presently a homeowner, it is important to ask if he/she has actually sold the house or whether it is still up for sale on the market; this will help you determine when they would want to complete the sale. It is best to consider the offer in which the buyer can exchange quickly, even if the price is lower than what you were hoping for. It is best if you ask your real estate agent to negotiate the price on your behalf, since he/she is experienced at this, and may be able to convince the buyer to increase the offer by a few thousands.
After accepting the offer, you will need to move on to conveyancing. Conveyancing is no doubt a time consuming and complex process, but it is necessary to choose a conveyancer, in order to ensure that the sale goes smoothly. By keeping a few factors in mind, you can hire a conveyancer quite easily and quickly.
Seek opinions from at least three conveyancers, and ask your family, friends or real estate agent to help you finalize one. When hiring the services of a conveyancer, tell him/her if you want answers to any specific questions in advance. You should also let your conveyancer know that you wish to be updated regularly on the progress of the sale. Tell him/her clearly when you would like to exchange contracts and complete the selling process. Ideally, you should try to settle on a no sale no fee deal when negotiating with the conveyancer; this way, you will not need to pay anything if the deal does not come through.
Once you have hired a conveyancer, give him/her all the basic, necessary information, such as your mortgage number; this will help the conveyancer start work without any hindrance or ambiguity regarding the property you intend to sell.
You will be required to complete a comprehensive questionnaire on the house and give it to the conveyancer. The questionnaire will ask for specific information, like who owns the boundaries, and whether you have had any disputes on property with the neighbours. Remember that it is a legal requirement, and that you are required to answer everything honestly. You will also need to fill out a form and clearly mention which fixtures and fittings in the house are included in the transaction.
Your conveyancer will ask you several other questions as well; make sure you answer all the queries at the earliest. Use registered post to make sure all your documents reach the conveyancer safely, and in time. You can also deliver important documents by hand.