Selling Your Home

Dreytons are with you every step of the way when we you instruct us to sell your home. Here are a few questions that are frequently asked by our clients.

Q. How will I know I am asking the right price?

We take many things into consideration when we value your home, including our expertise and knowledge of the property market and what is taking place in Hackney and the surrounding area . The location, style and size of the accommodation are usually the most important factors, together with the condition of the property and any improvements that may have been carried out. We will research recent sales in the area and take account of current demand for your type of property.

Q. Why do I need to show you my ID before you can market my property?

As part of legislation introduced in 2004 the Anti Money Laundering Legislation has been extended requiring estate agents to verify the identity of their clients.

Q. Will l still have to pay your fees if my property does not sell or I take it off the market?


Dreytons works on a ‘No Sale, No Fee’ basis. You will only be liable to pay our fees if we introduce a buyer who exchanges contracts. Our terms of business are based on the guidelines recommended by the Property Associations and will be confirmed to you in writing before we commence marketing your property.

Q. If I give you a key to my home will you accompany buyers to view?

Yes. Many owners prefer to leave keys with us for daytime viewing appointments, and we will always accompany potential purchasers. Keys are security coded and are never released without your prior authority to do so.

Q. Apart from advertising and the Internet how else would you market my property?

Not everybody has access to the internet, so we still support a comprehensive mailing system where necessary. We also keep in regular telephone contact with the most active buyers and viewing appointments are often arranged on the same day we receive your instructions to market your property.

Q. Will I receive feedback following viewings?

Dreytons Sales Manager will frequently keep in contact with you, for us this is essential. We are both looking to achieve the same goal and will review market response with you regularly.

Q. Can you find me a buyer quickly?

We will always endeavour to introduce a buyer as soon as possible, but it is important that we establish the buyers position with regard to funding and dependent transactions, as well as their ability to accomodate your ongoing plans.

Q. Should I take my property off the market once I have accepted an offer?


We will advise you every step of the way, but your buyers will usually expect you to remove the property from the market whilst they arrange for their survey and mortgage valuation. There are circumstances when it would be considered prudent to continue marketing the property, if for example the buyers dependent chain was incomplete, but we would always recommend informing the buyers of your intentions.

Q. Can I market my property immediately?

The law states that we (meaning the estate agent) have a duty as the person acting on behalf of the seller to be satisfied that an EPC has been commissioned before commencing marketing. If required we can assist you with the preparation of the EPC and this can normally be secured within a couple of days.

Q. What if I have a few more questions during the process?

We understand that you will have questions to ask throughout the whole process and we will be on hand to do so. You will only have to discuss things with one person. Our Sales Manager at Dreytons will be your main point of contact and they will assist you and update you about everything that is taking place regarding the sale of your property. We provide a very personal service.