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Bank of Scotland Buildings, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EB

Selling Property in Shetland

Whether you are selling or buying your property, Tait & Peterson are here to assist you. It is important to us that we provide you with an efficient and professional quality service. By consulting us at the earliest possible date, we can help ensure that the transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible. We can also identify and advise on any potential problems which might affect or delay completion.
We aim to market and convey your property in the most effective manner. Our service includes:-

1. Advising on how and where to obtain a Home Report.

2. Visiting your property to obtain details, measurements and photographs to be included in our Sale Particulars;

3. Advising on how best to present your property to potential viewers (there is much you can do to maximise its appeal and viewers' first impressions are crucial)

4. Advertising the property on our website, on Social Media, in the local press and in our Property Window display on Commercial Street.

5. Setting a "closing date" for offers, reporting to you on offers received, discussing with you in detail the terms of the successful offer, subsequently issuing a formal qualified acceptance to the buyer's solicitor, exhibiting title deeds and searches and in time (typically 3-4 weeks) entering into a concluded contract with the buyer's Solicitor.

6. Advising on what further documentation will need to be seen by the buyer's Solicitor, e.g. planning consents, building warrants and completion certificates for any structural works carried out, extensions, re-roofings, central heating installation etc.

7. Carrying out all conveyancing work required to complete the transaction, including redemption of any mortgage on the property.

Presenting Your Home For Sale

  • Ask a favour! - First and foremost, ask a trusted friend to inspect your home as a buyer would and request they highlight any flaws in the presentation.
  • Clean - A clean house shows you take pride in your house and look after it, which will reassure the potential buyer that your home has been taken care of and is a sound investment.
  • Lighting - Prior to property inspections ensure that there is plenty of light, have curtains and blinds pulled open.  Also using lamps instead of over head lights can create a softer ambiance.
  • Use focal points - You may have strong tastes but these don't suit everyone and can scare buyers off. Most buyers prefer natural and earthy tones, and it makes rooms look more spacious.
  • Organise - Rooms in the house - give each room a purpose of function, this allows buyers to see the full potential of the property.
  • Outside - The outside of your home is the first impression a buyer will have so make sure it's a positive one. Tidy up the garden, clean your windows and give the outside a lick of paint.