Chimney Pots are a leading estate agents across areas of Southampton and Fareham, our team of property specialists have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the housing industry. From property sales and purchase to property development, you can rest assured that no matter what you’re planning, choosing to work with us is the right decision.
To make sure you’re kept as informed as possible, we have composed a list of frequently asked questions and provided the answers you need. However, if you’d prefer to speak to a member of our team directly for advice or help with a query, contact our property specialists today on 01489 584298.
Why do I need an Energy Performance Certificate?
All domestic and commercial buildings in the UK must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), as it’s a legal requirement. An EPC can help you identify ways to save money on your energy bills, and how to improve your energy efficiency rating. Your property’s EPC needs to be available to potential home buyers and renters when you’re on the market and you must get an approved Domestic Energy Assessor to produce the EPC.
Does it matter if my home is on the market with another agent?
Before you commence your sale with our property experts we always recommend to clients checking through any contracts they may be under before preparing to sell with our housing specialists. There could be terms and conditions that could affect the transition of selling your property that you may not even be aware of.
Will you value my property for me?
We will value any property within Dorset and Hampshire by providing a guide to what your home is worth based on land registry figures and other available data our researchers have found. Our estate agents do recommend to our clients that they perform their own research in determining the value of your property, together we can collectively decide the best price you are happy with. Why not try our instant online valuation service today for a quick figure?
What happens if someone wants to view my property?
When a potential buyer or renter expresses interest in viewing your property we will contact you with various times and dates to help you decide the best possible convenient appointment time for both parties.
What happens after the house viewing has taken place?
We will gather feedback about the viewing for you and either call or email you information about what the applicant thought of your property. This approach means even if the potential renter or buyer does not proceed with any further viewings, you can get advice on how to improve the next viewing to make it successful!
What happens if someone makes an offer?
If someone makes an offer for your property, our team will report the offer to you immediately. All offers on your property will be made through us and we are committed to reaching a figure with the buyer that you are happy with. Our aim is to achieve the best price our clients deserve for their home.
What happens once the property receives an acceptable offer?
Once you have accepted an offer for your property our team will gather the relevant details and information for you. The Chimneypots team will write to all concerned parties with confirmation of the sale, subject to contract, we will also find out the buyer’s solicitor and chain details for you. We will then assist you during the progression of the sale through to completion, for an easy and stress-free process.
What is the difference between you and a local estate agent?
There is not much difference between our property experts and ‘normal’ estate agents. The only main difference is we do not have a high street store and using our services is vastly cheaper for our clients when compared to our competitors. As the internet is now the main provider of potential home buyers, in many to all cases you only need a proactive estate agent to foresee the process of selling your property such as Chimneypots! Read our testimonials from previous clients of their experiences with our team.
How long do your contracts last for?
Our contracts with clients will last for 6 months with an option to extend thereafter if needed.