How to go about selling your property

The process of selling property in Scotland has seen a lot of changes in the last few years, including the introduction of Home Reports in 2008 which was a game-changer. Here we set out the various steps to selling your property so that you can make informed decisions.

Selling direct to a buyer

To transfer ownership of a property from one person to another in Scotland, you have to engage the services of a solicitor. If you already know the buyer of your property, you can both go directly to a solicitor to handle the transfer process without the need to market your property through an estate agent or solicitor/estate agent.

When is a good time to sell?

If you are selling in order to buy somewhere else, the market conditions that affect your property sale also affects the one you are buying. So, if the market is rising, your own property’s value is likely to be rising at the same time as the price of your dream property is going up. There is a lot of truth in the advice that there is no time like the present!

Expert advice

If you would like to speak to someone about selling your property, call MOV8’s New Client Team today. They specialise in guiding potential property sellers through the process of selling and buying a property in Scotland, letting them know the cost of selling, the value of their property, and then arranging, if appropriate, to get their property on the market. They are always delighted to help – just call 0345 646 0208 (Option 1) or email [email protected]. You can also instantly book a free valuation appointment online by following this link.

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