Selling FAQ

We know moving can be a scary and confusing time,

below are a selection of frequently asked questions

to help put your mind at ease.

Selling your property can be an extremely stressful and daunting experience but we are here to help you understand what the process involves. Below are a list of frequently asked questions which may help put your mind at ease.


How much is my house worth?

The value of your house depends on many things. Location, size, number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms etc. All these different factors, plus many more, form the valuation of your house. There are a number of online valuation tools available, but for an accurate figure the best thing you can do is to speak with us. We are highly experienced in the valuation of property like yours and will understand your local market and current conditions. The value of your house is affected by market conditions, and the number of buyers currently looking in your area. Ultimately, your house is worth what a buyer will pay for it.

How is my house valued?

Our FREE valuation service start where one of our valuation experts values your house and will take into account a wide range of factors when forming a valuation. From age and size right through to additional extras such as garden and parking space, we check for a wide range of criteria. Local market conditions are also taken into account, looking at comparable recently sold and on-market properties. Your motivation will also be considered; as if you need a quick sale then your price will have to adjust to achieve this.

How long will it take?

Every property sale is different. Each has its own individual characteristics and different factors which affect the speed of the sale. From valuation to completion the average property sale takes around 100 days to sell in the current market. Due to the complex nature of these transactions, there is a wide range of delays that can occur – from arranging the conveyancing to finding the right mortgage. Try and stay motivated, and patient, and with a bit of luck the sale will progress without any complications.

How much will it cost to move and sell my house?

There are a number of fees to consider.  Beals will quote you the fee they take for the actual sale of the property, and this will be included in the agreement you sign. The solicitor and financial advisor will also require a small fee. It is worth factoring in all the little things as well, including removals, changing your utilities and insurance for your new home.

Should I find a house I like before I get my valuation?

It’s entirely up to you. Some people prefer to find a house they like before the valuation, whereas others like to know the value of their home before they search – so they know how much they can afford. It is your choice which route you take. Either way, getting a valuation as soon as possible is advisable, as then you will understand your current selling position and financial ability.