Selling your home can be stressful so it is important to choose an agent who you can trust and who will make this process as smooth as possible. At Mortemore Mackay, we aim to eliminate the stress and make the experience as easy as possible. We have been selling in Winchmore Hill for 30 years so we have access to an unrivalled database of waiting purchasers and sellers. We aim to provide maximum exposure of your property to ensure that we achieve the best possible price.
What to Do Next
Buying or selling a home? Do you require a valuation? Please contact for advice or fill in the valuation form.
In the meantime, here are a few guidelines which we hope will assist:
Firstly, if you are selling, you will require a valuation. At Mortemore Mackay we can offer you a free, no obligation factual and accurate appraisal of the current market value of your home. Our experienced property valuers will provide you with a valuation based not only on their in depth knowledge of the local area and surrounding areas, but also utilizing our extensive database of recent properties sold.
Instruction of the Agent/Property Details
Having received your valuation, and provided that you are satisfied with it, we will then proceed to prepare full sales details of your property. Bearing in mind the importance of presentation, we will ensure that your sales details highlight the vitally important aspects of your property and ensure that your home is shown to its best possible advantage with the aid of full colour photographs and, if required, we can also set up a computerized 360 degree/virtual tour to feature on our website.
Fees: Mortemore Mackay's fee for Sole Agency is a standard 1% plus VAT of the selling price of the property. Fees can be varied by the director at their discretion following discussions or negotiations with clients.
Once you have seen and approved our particulars of your home, you will then be in a position to receive prospective buyers. Appointments to view your property are made by Mortemore Mackay and accompanied viewings can also be arranged to show prospective buyers around your home should you be unable to do so.
Your property is now ready to market and we offer the following:
Access to our vast database of waiting purchasers – Unlike some agents and internet agents we don’t rely simply on placing your property on major websites. We use our vast database to market all of our properties via phone, email, text, bulk email, tailored made CMS database to ensure your property gains maximum exposure. We don’t wait for customers to come to us we make sure we are proactive and contacting them.
For Sales Board - This is the most simple and effective marketing tool, available 24 hours a day.
Professional photography - To ensure your property is displayed to its best ability.
Floor Plans – Provide a professional floor plan which is helpful as acting as a reminder to viewers and show easy potential for future alterations they may wish to make.
Accompanied Viewings – We will accompany all viewings to take away the stress of you showing the property yourself and answering any questions. Our staff are local people with knowledge of local schools, travel, amenities etc again ensuring that we show both your property and the area in the best light.
Feedback – At Mortemore Mackay we look to gain feedback from every viewing carried out. This is vital to provide us with real time feedback to gives us an overview of how the property is being perceived by purchasers. This information is vital to ensure we are marketing your property to the best ability.
iPhone Application – We have our own Mortemore Mackay Application available free from The Apple App store. Browse our properties, search for properties by location, use various mapping tools, track properties, save your search criteria, register and book an appointment, also whilst viewing photographs you will be able to pan zoom, save and send to family and friends, and we feature push notifications that sends a text message to your mobile to notify you of a new property on the market that suits your criteria.
Mobile Website – Tailored made mobile site to allow purchasers to access our marketed properties from any mobile device at any time.
Office and Window Display – External and internal photographs will be prominently displayed in our premises in order to optimize exposure to the market place.
Email – Wherever possible, all prospective buyers who register with us are asked to provide email addresses in order to ensure that they are notified of any new properties as soon as possible within 24 hours of receiving your instruction.
Mail Shots (and telesales) - We will contact registered prospective buyers as soon as possible after receiving your instruction and your details will be forwarded to any new registered buyers immediately.
Website – This is updated daily and full colour details of your home are placed on our website within 24 hours of being placed on the market.
We also have an optional 360 degree/virtual our which can assist to further enhance your property.
Internet Portals - Besides the exposure on our own site, Mortemore Mackay is also affiliated with the following national property websites which will feature your home:
Rightmove, Zoopla, Prime Location, Findaproperty, Globrix, homes24, Homes and Property, The Times, The Sun, The Independent, Evening Standard.
Local Advertising – We undertake a full page advertisement in the Winchmore Hill and Enfield Gazette to ensure that your home is fully marketed.
Social Media – Is great for engaging with your local community and ensuring that we achieve a good social presence, helping to establishing presence online, engage with more potential customers and drive more traffic to our website and traffic to your property.
Updating on Your Sale – At Mortemore Mackay, we pride ourselves on our conscientious sales management. We aim to keep you regularly appraised of your sales process right through to completion and liaise with your purchaser, the legal representatives, surveyors and mortgage lenders in order to ensure that your sale is progressed as smoothly and as stress-free as possible. We have excellent links with local solicitors and surveyors making the process pain free.
Offers – Any offers we receive are promptly verbally notified and then followed up in writing. Our competent sales team will negotiate between you and your prospective applicant in order to achieve the strongest buyer.
We will inform you of the position of the buyers and liaise with you until an accepted offer has been agreed.
Should you require your sale to be completed by a certain date, this is when you should notify us and we will endeavor to satisfy your request wherever possible.
At this stage, you should also provide your list of Fixture and Fittings which will be negotiated separately between the solicitors and forms part of the final contract.
Agreed Sale – At this point (if you have not already done so), you will need to instruct a solicitor and, should you require assistance, Mortemore Mackay will only be too pleased to recommend local firms.
The solicitors will then write to all parties and the buyers will instruct a surveyor to conduct a survey of your property (the “agreed sale” is subject to the contract and any survey) and the buyers’ mortgage offer (if required) will also be subject to the results of the survey.
The sellers’ solicitors will request the TITLE DEEDS from the lender (if appropriate) or yourselves as the seller and the FIXTURES AND FITTINGS form must be completed at this stage.
The solicitors draw up the DRAFT CONTRACT which sets of the Terms of the Sale and sends it to the buyers’ solicitor together with all relevant documents. Any enquiries will then be raised, the Title Deeds and Lease (if applicable) will be checked and LOCAL SEARCHES carried out.
Once the draft contracts have been approved, it can be signed by both parties.
Exchange of Contracts – As long as the mortgage offer has been received and cleared funds placed with your buyer’s solicitor, a mutually convenient date can be agreed upon for the exchange of contracts.
Completion – The completion and your actual house move and take between 7 to 28 days depending on the buyers, sellers and their respective solicitors.