Buying and Selling

Your Property, Our Priority

A successful home sale hinges upon the expert advice and services provided by your estate agent. Here at Abbey Forth, we bring a sense of trust to what is often viewed as a stressful process.

It’s this human element that sets us apart, as we have over 50 years combined experience of working with people, helping them sell their homes or let their properties. We understand the property market and your local area and we work with you to make sure you get the best result for you.

The easiest way to find out the true value of your home is to talk to us. We can answer any questions regarding the selling process as well as offer advice on the best way to market your home. We will always take the time to get to know you and your individual circumstances so you can feel reassured that you’re in safe hands. Not only will we let you know how much your home is worth, but we will also be there to guide you through every step of selling your home.

Come and talk to us, we would love to meet you.

Our sales process

Abbey Forth will always give an honest and constructive assessment of your property and provide you with a valuation based on our knowledge and expertise.

Over the years we have seen some properties selling within a short timeframe however our focus is on achieving the best price within a realistic period of time.

We take the time to understand your reasons for selling, your buying requirements and your expectations.  Our valuation is provided by having a thorough look at your home and discussing what we believe will be the key elements that will attract the right buyers for your property. We continually research current market conditions and this, coupled with our knowledge of comparable sales ensures we can provide you with an accurate valuation.

There is no substitute for experience. We know the local area, the properties and the people. We will take the time to build trust to ensure you have the confidence in the team here at Abbey Forth to sell your property.

Our buying process

We are here for buyers, to help give advice on the buying process and to offer any assistance we can during the purchase.

When you contact us regarding one of our properties for sale, we will discuss any aspect of the property that is required and answer any questions that you may have. It is important for us to establish your own buying status and therefore we ask for some basic information;

Your Name, contact details, current address, your key property search criteria. We will also enquire about your current buying position i.e. are you currently selling , do you still have to sell or are you a first-time buyer.

It is also helpful to know if you have a solicitor and mortgage in place. We can help with solicitor referral and mortgage adviser referral should you need this.

If you choose to view one of our properties, we will contact you after viewing (usually the day after) to get your feedback and to see how we can help further.

Please remember, we are always happy to offer advice, even if you decide that you are interested in a property being marketed by another agent. This advice can range from knowledge of the area, knowledge of the property or advice on what the best starting offer price should be. Our close relationships with local legal and financial experts allows us to refer you to the right people to help you arrange finance and to submit formal offers.

If you would like to speak to someone about buying a property, please do get in touch with us.

Our viewing process

Sometimes, going to a viewing can be daunting, especially for first time buyers so it’s important you have all the relevant information.

We recommend that you ask for the home report for the property. This will highlight any areas of concern that you discuss and check at your viewing.

We always advise our clients to take time to thoroughly view the property internally and externally. If you don’t know the area, we suggest you walk around the immediate area to get a feel for the neighborhood and the closest amenities. Take a drive or walk at peak time, plus a day and night-time and/or weekend – this will give you a better idea of how the location works for you and basic visual impressions such as on-street parking etc.

When viewing, don’t be afraid to ask questions. A good agent will provide you with the answers. If the sellers are doing the viewings, please be respectful of the fact that it is their home and it might not be to your taste. It is ok to ask sellers what are their reasons for selling are, what made them want to buy the property and what are the neighbours like. You can also ask about their preferred entry date if they already bought another property.

The more information that you have will help determine your offer strategy and amount.

Are you looking for a solicitor?

There are key costs associated with buying a property in Scotland. There are solicitor fees, plus VAT, for the work that they do for you in the purchase. There are also additional charges that are associated with a property. Some of these fees depend on whether you are buying the property with a mortgage. Your purchase might also be subject to Land & Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT), which is a tax paid to the government on property purchases. Your solicitor can provide you with a full quote however if you do not have a solicitor – we can assist you with this and refer to a local solicitor to provide you with an outline quote of your purchasing costs

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