Why Sell With Us
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 and all of the surrounding areas for over 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. We also have three other offices within the family expanding our coverage to Barnet, Hadley Wood, Potters Bar, Brookmans Park, Essendon and Cuffley.
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.
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.
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.
Presentation – It is important that we market the property in the right way not only does this include price but the brochures and the internet displays. All of our properties details include high definition photography taken by a professionally trained individual. We use floorplans along with the legal requirement to display the EPC and include full property specification presented on coloured glossy brochures.
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.
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.
Simple Tips for Selling your Home
If there’s one thing we know, it’s how to get homeowners in the best possible position to sell their home.
Here are our Top 10 Tips when it comes to selling your property.
1. Make sure the price is right
Our job is to achieve the best price for our clients and we pride ourselves in achieving this and have a proven track record. Too high and you risk excluding potential buyers and could ultimately damage the marketing of the property. With the intimate knowledge and experience of the area we can guide you through this process and ensure that the price is right from the start.
2. Keep it clean (and tidy)
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so make sure the first impression counts. Make sure your property it as tidy as it can possibly be prior to each viewing. The eye gets drawn to the wrong things so make sure you show the property inn its best light.
3. Come out smelling of roses
Perhaps not literally, but you don’t want to put potential buyers off with unusual household smells. There is a lot to be said for keeping your property fresh and odour-free, so make sure there’s nothing that could cloud a buyer’s judgement (or their noses).
4. Poor DIY or building work
We’ve all tried to fix the drains or tackle jobs around the house. If you can do it, great. If not, then unfortunately bad DIY work stands out like a sore thumb and can really deter buyers. If there is something that needs putting right then we would recommend that you do so prior to the first viewing.
5. Colour can be a red rag to a bull
Colour preference is subjective, so set the tone right and make it as easy as possible for the prospective buyer to visualise how the property could look by using neutral tones.
6. A poor entrance can make for a quick exit
Entrance halls often set the tone from the outset. Get the look right and it set the viewing off on a positive note. Get it wrong and you could put someone off before they’ve got both feet in the door. Try to keep it clear of clutter and give the feel of light and spaciousness where you can.
7. A dog isn’t always a man’s best friend
In our experience, pets often polarise viewers’ opinions. On one hand, those who aren’t pet-lovers might be out off by the presence of an animal. On the other, pet lovers will end up giving their attention to the pet – and not your property. It isn’t worth the gamble either way so make sure that they’re out of sight and out of mind.
8. Don’t lead a potential buyer down the garden path…
Gardens are often overlooked but are often vital in the decision process. Giving your garden a spruce up can really transform the exterior of a property. Remember the front garden is equally important a dishevelled front can often deter purchasers from viewing.
9. Be flexible
Making sure that your house is easy to view is common sense – but something that is often overlooked. Selling your property can be time-intensive; however it’s something that you need to commit to in order to help the process along. As a result, you may need to be available or be willing to get your property in shape at short notice. Just remember, it’s only short-term and each viewing is one step closer to your next property. We will endeavour to make the process as simple as we can and will use open days and block viewings where appropriate.
10. Choose the right estate agent
It is important to choose the right company and whilst it is easy to pick the cheapest or the one that values the property the highest this is often not the best solution. Just like people, every estate agent is different. With over 30 years of trading and selling properties we are well versed to ensure that you get the maximum exposure for your property and achieve the best possible price. We have been the market leader in Winchmore Hill for some time and take pride in continuing this tradition. Speak to a member of our staff to discuss how we differ from other agents.