7 Steps to Selling

7 Steps to Selling

Whatever your reason for selling your home, you can trust MOV8 to take you through every stage of the process, from valuation to conclusion of your sale. Here’s our quick guide to selling your property, in 8 simple steps.

1. Arrange a Property Valuation and Quote

Firstly, you’ll need to do is find out how much your property is worth. You can get in touch with us by phone or email and one of our friendly team of valuers will be more than happy to arrange a free, no-obligation valuation of your property at a time that suits you. They’ll also be able to give you a full breakdown of all the costs involved in selling your home.

2. Photography and Home Report

You will need to have a Home Report in place before your home can be marketed, but don’t worry, we’ll arrange for this to be carried out by a chartered surveyor.

We’ll arrange for one of our in-house, professional photographers to visit your property at your convenience. They will take stunning photographs, note-down room measurements and make floorplan sketches which will be used to produce your schedules and marketing materials. You will have the chance to approve your property schedule before your home goes on the market.

3. Property is Live

Your For Sale Board goes up and we’ll ensure that your property is advertised on all the major portals including ESPC, Rightmove, Zoopla, s1homes and PrimeLocation to make sure that it is seen by the maximum number of potential buyers.

4. Arrange Viewings

You can either conduct viewings yourself or we can do it for you. Just let us know which you’d prefer. When we receive a request for a viewing, we will ‘qualify’ the buyer to make sure that they are in a position to buy and that they aren’t wasting your time. We will arrange for the viewing to take place and then, after the viewing, if the viewer does not want to submit an offer we will try to gather constructive feedback from the viewer to assist your sale.

5. Receive and Negotiate an Offer

Our team of experienced Negotiators will be on-hand to help when offers start coming in, to advise you on market conditions and help make sure you get the best possible price for your property.

You can find out more about the conveyancing process here

6. Conveyancing

Conveyancing, the legal process which takes place after you have accepted an offer, comes next. MOV8 works hand-in-hand with one of Scotland’s largest conveyancing firms t make this as simple as possible.

7. Your Sale Completes

When the legal work has been completed, the sale of the property is completed on the agreed Date of Entry.  The seller’s solicitor receives the money for the sale and the keys are handed-over to the buyer. After this, some further paperwork has to be done by the seller’s solicitor before they transfer the free, financial proceeds of the sale to you, the seller.

 You can then sit back with a bottle of bubbly and celebrate the successful sale of your property!

I'm Robert Carroll, Managing Director of MOV8 Real Estate, Estate Agents and Solicitors. MOV8 is an innovative and forward-thinking, all-in-one estate agency and solicitor firm with its Head Office in Edinburgh and a City Centre office in Glasgow. We buy and sell literally thousands of properties for property buyers and sellers in Scotland every year, so I see first-hand every day what is actually happening in the property market. This blog aims to give an honest, fresh and sometimes light-hearted take on what is happening in the Scottish property market.


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The Prime Minister at 8.30pm on Monday, 23 March 2020 announced unprecedented measures restricting movement of the UK population in order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

We are experiencing a huge surge of calls and email requests following this announcement, at a time when our capacity is more restricted than normal by sickness absence. Our capacity to answer calls will be restricted and more calls than normal will end in voicemail. Those voicemails will then be emailed to our central, team email accounts and allocated appropriately to the relevant staff members.

Viewing Requests

Anyone hoping to view a property will be unable to arrange a viewing in the coming three weeks. Reassuring our clients through this particularly difficult time has to be our top priority.

We will have to take the unprecedented step of not responding to viewing requests in the meantime. When restrictions are lifted on movement we would ask that, if you remain interested, you submit a fresh request.

Please Remain Patient - We Are in This Together

We respectfully ask that anyone first makes contact with us by email in the coming days.

We are all in this together. We ask that everyone tries to be kind to each other and to our staff throughout what are already the most stressful and anxious of times for everyone, let alone someone who is supposed to be moving home.

Best wishes and be safe,
MOV8 Real Estate