Selling a property


If you’re looking for an estate agent in West Hull, East Hull or the surrounding villages to sell your home, speak to Whitakers Estate Agents.

Selling a property can be a daunting task, which is why you need a local estate agent you can rely on. Our expert sales teams, based locally in our established branches, know the area inside out and are here to guide you through the complex selling process, with expert advice and clear communication at every stage:

  • Thinking about moving – understand your mortgage options with partner Financial Services team

  • Choose an estate agent – book a FREE market appraisal and discover what makes us different

  • Market your property – proactive marketing to attract potential buyers

  • Instruct a solicitor – you’ll need to instruct a conveyancing solicitor to handle your sale, we can recommend local firms

  • Arrange viewings – accompanied or unaccompanied, it’s your choice

  • Receive an offer – if you’re unsure of anything, just ask our professional teams

  • Find your next property – make use of our linked network of offices to find your next home

  • Answer any sale queries – supporting you right through until moving day

  • Key handover – one less thing for you to think about

If you prefer to speak to someone, call or pop in to your local Whitakers Estate Agents today.

Marketing your property

The first step is a valuation.

We would be pleased to visit your property and we use information from Righmove plus, the land registry and other sources to provide accurate appraisals.

10 things that make us different:

1. Accurate Valuations

We will only ever value your house at a level we feel we can achieve. You will be provided with a wealth of comparable properties and market information when we are giving a market appraisal of your home. We give honest valuations and straightforward advice because as a family business our reputation is everything. We only make money when we sell your home therefore we only take on properties that we are 100% certain of being able to sell. With some national agencies the staff get paid whether they sell houses or not and therefore are more interested in hitting their instruction target rather than securing a sale on your property. This can lead to price inflation to list your property and therefore unsold property.

2. Photography

Great photographs are critical. Many people look for their next property online and with hundreds of properties to choose from, we ensure that yours stands out. We take multiple images of your property using high quality cameras and wide angle lenses. The best will then be sent to be professionally enhanced to maximise the impact of your property online. Eye catching images will draw buyers to your property.

3. Effective Advertising

We advertise on some of the largest home search websites in the UK including, OnTheMarket and Rightmove. We also feature properties on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Customers can browse our windows in our prime high street locations and they also can register on our mailing list so new properties are sent out to them. We ensure we reach the widest audience possible to reach your future buyer.

4. Your Friendly Sales Team

We realise how important it is to have trust in your sales negotiator and to feel that you can speak to them for help and advice. Our dedicated teams work with you to provide the best service possible. All of our staff live locally and know the area inside and out.

5. An Active Database of Current Hot Buyers

We have an active database of buyers that are looking to purchase which is frequently updated and added to. This means that as soon as your property comes on with us, we are working to get your property seen. In a recent case, we received an offer on one of our properties that we had not yet even begun marketing and it was not available online as we had a buyer already waiting on our books that wanted to snap it up.

6. Constant Viewing Feedback and Vendor Management

We believe this is one of the most important factors in selling a property. We take this part of our agreement very seriously and our minimum service standard is at least one ‘update’ call a week and feedback after every viewing. We will speak to each viewer on your behalf, gather their detailed feedback and advise you accordingly. We look at how your property is performing online and will guide you if your property is not reaching its full potential.

7. Sales Negotiation

We believe our sales progression and negotiation service is difficult to beat. Our skilled team works hard to achieve your asking price and secure an offer on your property.  We also work hard in conjunction with other agents, solicitors and financial advisors to deal with any issues which may arise.

8. Proactive Sale Progression

Much of our work takes place after a sale has been agreed. We chase solicitors and other agents in the chain to ensure that your sale runs as smoothly as possible and you are always updated. The national average of sales falling through before completion is 30%- ours is consistently lower than this. This is because our skilled staff maintain good relationships with local solicitors and other agents in the chain to avoid this happening wherever possible.

9. Detailed Floorplans and Accurate EPC's

We provide detailed floorplans and EPCs which are often one of the first things a potential viewer looks at.

10. Brochures

Brochures are very important when it comes to selling your property- you need to show off your property’s full potential. We provide high quality detailed brochures with images, full details and floorplans. These are provided to buyers that visit our branches, emailed to buyers and are also given to viewers by our property viewer when carrying out accompanied viewings.
 

Choose a conveyancer

It’s important to choose a proactive conveyancer you can rely on to keep your sale or purchase moving. To make things easier for you we’ve hand-picked a panel of expert, local conveyancers that we recommend based on their service standards. Your local Whitakers Estate Agents branch can provide details of this exclusive panel, which offers:

  • A fixed price service

  • A ‘no move, no legal fee’ guarantee if you decide to withdraw from a sale or purchase for any reason before exchange of contracts

  • Online, interactive service with milestone updates throughout the conveyancing journey – keeping you up to date at every stage of the process.

Are you legal ready?

Plus, if you’re selling, appoint one of our partner solicitors when your property first goes onto the market and we could advertise your home as ‘legal ready’, at no additional cost.

  • Your solicitor will be ready to issue contracts to a buyer once a sale has been agreed

  • Proven to speed up the conveyancing process and reduce the potential of an aborted sale

  • No need to visit your solicitor’s office to complete paperwork

  *Terms and conditions apply