Buying and Selling your property

Follow our handy guides below for the steps to take for selling or buying your property.

Selling your property

Step One - Market Appraisal
  • Trust our honest pricing assessment of your home's current value
  • Take advantage our of local area knowledge to find you the right buyer
  • Gain advice and awareness of the current market and how our company can assist you in your sale
Step Two - Choose an agent
  • Consider how your agent will be marketing your home and helping you progress in your future plans
  • Our caring, family run company will provide a tailored marketing package to meet your budget, property style and time scales.
Step Three - Preparing your property
  • Presentation is the most important factor when selling your home
  • Our dedicated photography service will enable you to attract attention in a world where most people shop online
  • Keenans will visit your home prior to the final details appointment in order to assist you stage your home to create a lasting and striking impression, if you require a helping hand.
Step Four - Marketing your home
  • You will have a dedicated sales negotiator providing continual contact with marketing updates as well as helpful tips to maximise your homes saleability
  • We provide a professional service of fully accompanied viewings to ease stress and encourage honest feedback from prospective buyers
Step Five - Receiving and agreeing an offer
  • Once an offer has been received, your personal negotiator will check the buyers credentials and offer any advice required on your next move
  • Once you're happy to accept an offer we can provide impartial advice in recommending a solicitor
  • Your house sale will be looked after by our dedicated sales progression team from this point onwards
Step Six - Sales progression and exchanging contracts
  • During the progression of your sale, searches and surveys may be carried out by the purchaser's solicitor in order to allow for a mortgage to be issued
  • Once all searches have been completed, contracts will be exchanged - a legally binding document committing to the sale
  • The sales progression team will keep you informed at every step
Step Seven - Completion
  • A completion date is agreed through solicitors, yourselves and the purchasers
  • Upon completion the outstanding balance is transferred into your solicitors account
  • Once all monies have reached your bank account you will be advised of completion and keys are exchanged

Buying your property

Step One - Navigate the mortgage minefield
  • Speak to Keenans' in-house independent financial advisors for unbiased advice across the entire market to find the best mortgage deal for you
Step Two- Register your requirements
  • Submit your dream home requirements, in branch, over the phone or online - allowing us to keep you updated with continual contact
  • We know the local property market inside out and can email new property brochures directly to you the day they come to the market
Step Three - Finding your dream home
  • We’ll search our database and text, email or call you about properties that meet your criteria
  • Keep an open mind — putting your stamp on a house could unlock its potential
  • Ring our friendly, professional negotiators to book viewings, we will work around your busy schedules
Step Four - Making an offer
  • You've found your dream home - great news! We will put forward your offer to the vendor and with you to secure your purchase
Step Five - Legalities
  • If you need help finding a solicitor, at Keenans we can source quotes from trusted firms to make your decision easier
Step Six - Progressing through your purchase
  • At this stage your purchase will be looked after by our dedicated sales progression team
  • We’ll keep you updated during every stage of this process
Step Seven - Survey and mortgage offer
  • Your mortgager lender will carry out a survey on the property and advise on the value - if satisfactory, a formal offer is sent to you and your solicitor
Step Eight - Exchanging contracts
  • The exchange happens after searches are received, enquiries answered, mortgages in place and any preliminary work completed
  • Once you have exchanged, you have committed to the sale and a completion date will be agreed.
Step Nine - Completion
  • The balanced is transferred to the vendor's solicitor's account - you will be contacted when the money is cleared so we can release the keys to your new home

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