Selling with Athertons

Selling any residential property whether it is your home or an investment is a significant and potentially stressful experience.

At Athertons our aim is to ensure you a smooth, efficient and satisfying experience when selling your property. Our industry knowledge means we are able to provide you with more than an efficient selling experience but as much personal advice for your circumstances as you would like.

Our sales and marketing approach uses both traditional values of communications together with evolving new technologies and this has allowed us to both improve the promotion of our clients’ properties and deliver the most relevant information to our many registered buyers.
All of our staff live locally and most of them have worked for Athertons for many years. You can be assured therefore that you are in experienced and capable hands in all your dealings with us.

Athertons has a proactive marketing strategy and a superb website with links to the major national sites. Where appropriate we regularly advertise in the local and regional newspapers and bespoke property magazines.

Our sales and lettings teams are proud of the level of personal service it offers to all its clients and you can expect honest, friendly and efficient treatment from the initial point of contact to the minute you are handed the keys to your new home.

Valuation of your home

This is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding to sell your property. When you have lived in your home it can become an emotional decision as to what price you are seeking to achieve. If you ask too much then you risk receiving no or little interest and subsequently panic can set in. If you ask too little you think you are selling to cheaply and not achieving what it is worth.

At Athertons we pride ourselves in providing impartial advice to help you overcome these concerns and ensure you obtain an early sale whilst still achieving the best possible price for your home.

Advertising

All properties are immediately placed on our website, www.athertons-uk.com and also displayed on www.rightmove.co.uk (the UK’s number 1 property website) The latest figures show that rightmove has 75% of the market share for property websites and attracts over 2.5 million visits from active house movers each month.

We also utilise social media feeds through www.facebook.com under Athertons Blackburn and Athertons Estate Agents and www.twitter.com @AthertonsEA.

We also use newspaper and property magazines to ensure your property reaches as many potential buyers as possible.

Branch network

With offices in Blackburn and Whalley you can be confident that your property is being marketed to a wide audience of potential purchasers, effectively covering most of the East Lancashire region.

Property brochure

We firmly believe in presenting your property to the highest level and therefore we produce a high quality, eye catching sales brochure for every property, ensuring a full property overview and a first class selection of colour photographs. We will forward to you a colour draft brochure for approval prior to print.

*Floorplans and virtual tours can also be arranged if it is felt this will enhance the marketing of your property. (This may be subject to a small additional cost).

Mailing register

Our extensive mailing register is a key part of our business and holds thousands of purchaser details gained over a decade.
Upon receiving instructions to market your property we will immediately contact potentially interested parties from our computerised database to supply details of your property and to arrange early viewings.

Viewings

Regular quality viewings are key to selling a property and we will do our utmost to ensure you achieve as many as possible. If appropriate we will undertake viewings which we believe makes a significant difference in honest and open feedback from potential purchasers and maintenance of a clear and designated offer management process.
Viewings can either be accompanied or carried out by yourself, whichever you prefer.

Viewing feedback

It is our policy to follow up all viewings and provide as much feedback as possible and we will contact viewers within 24 hours of them attending your property. If any offers are received on your property they will be discussed with you immediately. We are here to help and advise you regarding any offers without losing sight of the fact that it is ultimately your decision whether or not to accept a particular offer.

Progress updates

Once a sale has been agreed we are very much aware of the fact that there is still an important job to be undertaken to ensure that the offer progresses to completion.

Our dedicated Client Relationship Manager is there to oversee this process on your behalf and ensure matters proceed as smoothly as possible and that you receive regular updates.
We will regularly liase with all the interested parties to a sale i.e purchasers, solicitors, surveyors etc. to ensure matters proceed as smoothly as possible.

Surveying and valuation

At Athertons we have professional qualified valuers who are able to undertake Home Buyers Surveys, defect analysis and advice, measured land and building surveys and insurance valuations of residential, commercial and agricultural property.

Quality experienced staff

At Athertons we pride ourselves in having friendly and efficient staff who have been with the company for several years.

This ensures that they are experienced in all things property and can help guide you along and through the sales process. Nothing is too much trouble and we are here to help in any way we can.

Athertons Online + Service

We appreciate that some home owners want to take a more active role in the sales of their properties, so we’ve created a great online service that saves you more money and puts you in control.

Click here to look at our  Online+ Service which benefits from

  • Property Valuation
  • Photographs
  • Quality Produced Market Particulars
  • For Sale Sign
  • Advertising on RightMove Athertons Page and On The Market
  • Viewings Arranged and chased for feedback.
  • Negotiation of Sales
  • Sales Managed through to Completion
  • Professional Mortgage Advice

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