See Below for FAQs.
On this page you will find frequently asked questions for those wishing to buy or sell their house or flat on the internet. The buyer's section is the first section, leading on to the second section for house or flat sellers. Skip to the seller's section. If you are intending to both buy and sell a house or flat, you may find both sections useful.
Q. How can I contact the house or flat seller?
A. To contact the person wishing to sell their house simply click the ‘contact seller’ tab on the property listing and fill in the quick internet registration form. Once completed, you will be able to securely email the house seller directly, asking any questions you have about the house they wish to sell.
Q. I've seen a house on the intermet that I'm interested in - how do I arrange a viewing?
A. Simply click on the ‘contact seller tab’ on the house listing, then fill in the quick registration form. Once done either telephone the person wishing to sell direct or select the ‘arrange viewing’ option. The internet property seller will then contact you to arrange a mutually convenient viewing time.
Q. Do I need a solicitor when buying a house or flat?
A. You will need a solicitor if you wish to buy or sell a house or flat, especially if as a buyer you make an offer that is accepted. It is important to appoint a solicitor as soon as your offer is accepted, to ensure that the buying process runs smoothly and in a timely manner. The person wishing to sell will have their own solicitor. A solicitor who deals with property sales is also known as a conveyancer. They deal with internet house or flat sales in the same way that they do with any other property selling.
Q. Is MoveWise.co.uk an estate agent?
A. MoveWise.co.uk are 'property advertisers' who allow you to sell your house or flat on the internet using a number of marketing techniques. MoveWise are members of the 'Association of Property Advertisers'. We do not carry out the functions of a traditional estate agent or that of any internet estate agents; such as conducting viewings and setting the asking price of a property for sale. We simply provide an internet advertising presence for our sellers, enabling them to sell their house on the internet. We do not negotiate on behalf of those wishing to sell or buy.
Q. Are all of the online property details correct?
A. All of the private property details listed on the MoveWise web site have been produced by the vendor/private property seller. As a result of this, MoveWise.co.uk cannot take any responsibility for the accuracy of this information. However, all those with a private property to sell are obliged to provide accurate and correct information to give a true representation of their property. Any specific questions should be fielded to the house or flat seller directly. All sellers are asked to give honest details in order to sell through MoveWise.
Q. Do I need an estate agent to sell my property?
A. No! To sell your own house or sell your own flat on the internet can mean that you can avoid the inconsistent valuations and questionable practices that have made estate agents one of the least trusted professions. If you are able to deal with a house buyer directly there is no need for an estate agent at all. The estate agent is simply a middleman and by cutting them out you can sell your house yourself, and save thousands of pounds in fees. In most cases you are the best person to sell you house. MoveWise.co.uk will provide you with all the tools and advice you need to sell your house on the internet. You can also attract the local market by displaying a professionally designed MoveWise house for sale board/sign. You will see that the MoveWise for sale sign is highly attractive, made to the exact specifications required and is extremely eye-catching. This will help your house or flat to sell quickly. Please see the home page for a picture of the MoveWise for sale sign. When we are asked "can I sell my house on the internet?" we answer YES..... you can sell your house on the internet!
Q. I am already with an estate agent can I use MoveWise to sell my house?
A. Yes, of course. Using both MoveWise and an estate agent can maximise the exposure of your house or flat, which in turn increases your opportunity to achieve the best possible price to sell at. As MoveWise are a 'propety advertisers' you can sell your own house with us as well as using an estate agent to sell; even if you have a ‘sole agency’ contract. The office of fair trading clearly state that companies are not an estate agents if they only publish adverts. So, you can sell your house on the internet, and if you prefer, use an estate agent as well. If you sell your house on the internet yourself, you can save thousands of pounds in commission.
Q. Are there any benefits to using an estate agent to sell my house alongside MoveWise?
A. Yes there are some benefits. By using MoveWise to sell your house or flat, an estate agent will know that their commission is in danger and this may encourage their efforts to sell your property themselves. They may become more motivated to sell your house quickly, and this can potentially acheive a faster sale. But, if you sell your house yourself, you can save a small fortune.
Estate agents can offer the following:
*Estimated property valuation.
*Show potential buyers around your house/flat.
*Advertise the property for sale.
*Put you in touch with property service providers e.g. HIPs, Conveyancers, Mortgage providers, Removals….
*Liaise with you solicitor/conveyancer.
*Registering potential house buyers for security purposes.
Q. What happens when I receive an offer?
A. MoveWise will give advice on all the skills to assist you to sell at this stage (see the "receiving an offer" section in our ‘seller's guide’). When you wish to accept an offer, simply inform your conveyancer that you wish to sell, they will then carry out all the necessary paper work for you to sell. Make sure that you are happy with the offer, and don't accept any offers that are unsuitable and not in line with the value of your property. Also, it is wise to keep your potential buyer in the loop at all times to ensure that they don't lose interest. If you are considering their offer then tell them so, if the offer is not what you wish to sell for then tell them this also. Remember, most buyers will make an offer which is a starting point, and they do so to try and gauge what is the best possible price for them. Negotiations are not difficult if you remember what your lowest acceptable offer to sell is, and don't make any rash decisions to sell. The negotiations can take place via the internet through email, or over the phone, or in person : -whatever you find most suitable.
Q. Can I amend the details of my private house/flat for sale internet listing?
A. Yes, you can simply log in to your account and change any property details you wish with 24 hours a day access. Its so easy to do:- we've spent a lot of time making sure that our systems are the most user-friendly around! All changes to property details are with immediate effect, so your internet house for sale listing will always be up to date.
Q. How soon will my house for sale be listed on the internet for potential buyers to view?
A. It will be online to sell immediately on our site, and normally online within 1 working day on our internet partner sites. This allows you to sell your own house faster than an estate agent can. Estate agents have 10's of properties to sell at any one time. With MoveWise, every house has its very own estate agent : - the seller themselves! With only one house to sell, it should be an easy task!
Q. Is it a good idea to display a For Sale Board or a For sale Sign?
A. YES! For sale boards/signs will help you sell, and account for around 40% of all house/flat sales, and have been shown to increase the number of enquiries by 60%. For sale boards/signs are a very effective marketing tool to attract local interest. So, MoveWise don't just concentrate on the internet property market. Our highly attractive and professional for sale boards have been designed specifically to attract people to your house for sale and to the MoveWise online website itself. The more exposure for your house seller the better your chance to sell. The use of a for sale board or for sale sign can only increase the numbers of people who can view your house. They will also speed up the time it takes to sell a house.
Q. How do I install the For Sale Board/ For Sale Sign outside my house?
A. If you wish to do this yourself its a simple process, and all instructions can be found in the for sale board/sign section of the free seller’s guide. Alternatively, we would also recommend the use of our professional installation service for optimum results. For more information please www.movewise.co.uk/for_sale_sign.
Q. How will my house or flat for sale be advertised to buyers?
A. MoveWise not only advertises your property on the internet on our website, but also allows you the option to sell your own house on other leading internet property search engines, which are viewed by millions of potential buyers every month. Your listing will be placed on the internet, and on the sites used by estate agents to sell property. Alongside this, your house for sale will appear on hundreds of local newspaper websites maximising your audience to sell to. The use of our highly attractive and professional for sale boards/for sale signs will also advertise your house enabling you to sell to buyers in your local area. MoveWise and its online partner sites, also use local and national and local newspaper advertising to sell to the widest audience.
MoveWise.co.uk are incredibly proud of the fact that our web site is geared towards potential property buyers and not solely to those intending to sell a house on the internet unlike other similar web sites.
Q. How do I decide my house or flats asking price?
A. MoveWise supply all sellers with a free “seller’s guide". Please refer to the valuation section of this guide, which has links to specialist internet web sites which aid you in deciding on your valuation free of charge. It also contains many useful tips on how to value your house for sale yourself.
Q. Can I advertise my house on your site for free?
A. Yes, MoveWise allows you to place a free standard property advert, which will be on the internet for a two week period. However, to ensure that you sell your house to the widest possible internet audience, we recommend that you select one of our excellent Park Lane or Mayfair packages, click here for pricing options.
Q. How can I show my house to maximise its selling potential?
A. MoveWise supply all house sellers (except free listings) with a free seller’s guide, packed full of professional advice on easy ways to improve and sell your house or flat. Hints and tips on how to sell come direct from the property professionals who will ensure that your house for sale gets the very best attention to help it sell.
Q. Will my personal details be secure?
Q. I don’t have access to a digital camera or a scanner, can I still use MoveWise?
A. Yes, this is not a problem. Either email your digital property photographs as an attachment to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or post original property photographs to MoveWise.co.uk, Argent House, 18 Leicester Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 7DU where we will upload them onto your existing internet advert free of charge, (expect free listing customers, where a £9.99 charge applies). We have made sure that our property upload feature is ultra user friendly, so we doubt you'll have any problem putting your property details online with MoveWise.
Q. Can I use your service via a postal application?
A. Yes, simply download/print this form and follow the straightforward instructions.
Q. How can I pay to advertise my home or property for sale?
A. MoveWise accepts debit/credit card payments through our secure online internet payment system 24hours a day. Alternatively, you can send a cheque/postal order to MoveWise.co.uk, Argent House, 18 Leicester Road, Sale, Manchester, M33 7DU along with this printed form.
Q. I have another query, can I contact MoveWise?
A. Yes, of course, please click here to send an enquiry. We will answer any question to the best of our ability, and we use a wide range of professional sources to ensure that we satisfy our customer's property needs.
MoveWise want to help buyers sucessfully: -
Buy your house on the internet, buy your flat on the internet, buy your bungalow on the internet, buy your cottage on the internet, buy your apartment on the internet, buy your home on the internet, buy your penthouse on the internet, buy your terrace on the internet, buy your garden flat on the internet, buy your maisonette on the internet, and buy your townhouse on the internet. We want to help you to buy ANY property on the internet. Happy House Hunting!
At MoveWise we aim to help sellers sucessfully: -
Sell your house on the internet, sell your flat on the internet, sell your bungalow on the internet, sell your cottage on the internet, sell your apartment on the internet, sell your home on the internet, sell your penthouse on the internet, sell your terrace on the internet, sell your garden flat on the internet, sell your maisonette on the internet, and sell your town house on the internet. In fact, we want to help you sell ANY property on the internet! Happy House Selling!