There are many reasons why property vendors wish to sell discretely and why some real estate buyers wish to buy property discretely, too. It is important to understand that discrete selling may not adversely affect the sale price but it may increase the time it takes to find a suitable buyer. Good real estate buyers appreciate the special opportunity of being alerted to off-market opportunities and are happy to pay the right price for your property.
Ernest-Brooks International’s agency model lends itself to keeping in contact with property investor buyers and those that appreciate an off market opportunity and as such we hold details of many individuals and organisations that love to be kept up to date with any opportunities such as a vendor wishing to sell discretely.
Rules requiring non-residents in the UK to pay Capital Gains Tax also known as (CGT) on sales of property came into effect on 6 April 2015. Foreign investors have not had to pay CGT when selling property that is not their main residence. The UK Treasury and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) first published draft legislation in December 2014.
The change in legislation affects non-resident individuals, trustees, partners and non-resident companies who sell or dispose of UK residential property.
Before putting your property up for sale, it is vital that you know its worth. This will help you get the best possible price.
We can simplify the process of finding out the value of your property. There are many factors that we consider when providing you with a realistic price - market fluctuations, unique features of your home, etc. are all taken into account.
Our vast knowledge of London real estate investments will help you get the most from your property investment. With us, your property invesment expert brokers, your assets are in safe hands.
Working with the right solicitor is absolutely necessary. Property law is very complex and as a result, working with the right solicitor can save you a lot of money and time.
Thanks to our long list of industry contacts across London, we can help you find the most suitable property solicitor, whether you’re selling residential homes or off-plan investments.
The professionals we work with share our values and will help you get the highest possible return on investment.
Creating a great first impression is crucial - whether you’re selling off-plan or residential property, we can help you.
We create compelling descriptions that help you stand out by highlighting key property information - presenting your property has never been easier, nor more attractive to prospective proprerty buyers.
Having your place sparkling clean is a must before putting your property on the market. Our cleaning team will make sure your property is spotless and organised, which will help make your home more attractive, increasing your asking price.
Studies show 82% of buyers decide within 8 seconds of viewing online images or entering a property - every second counts!
We do our best to attract a host of would-be investors to your property at every stage; at this point, our expert photographers will capture your property at its best.
We use a wide range of innovative marketing techniques and methods to help you reach millions of potential buyers across the globe. However, we don’t stop there - we also host quarterly seminars at our international offices in Singapore and Malaysia, aimed at buyers and investors to help them understand the buying and investing processes.
We take full advantage of modern technologies and tools such as Zoopla, PrimeLocation and Rightmove, but also our international exposure and social media.
Meanwhile, our offices in Singapore and Malaysia let you connect with the Middle-Eastern markets more easily as well.
We understand your schedule may get busy; with this in mind, we can quickly arrange viewings at times that suit your needs. Our offices are also open 8am to 8pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.
Before arranging any viewings, we want to learn as much about your property and its location as possible in order to be able to answer any questions in ways which highlight its best and most enticing features.
Once a potential property buyer makes an offer, we will notify you straight away, whilst taking you through the terms of their offer. Before moving forward, we will make sure the buyer has the means to proceed with the purchase to enable a smooth buying process between both parties.
Once the offer is accepted, we can help you make your transaction as smooth as possible - including the preparation of a memorandum of sale and writing letters to confirm the agreed price.
Both legal teams must then work in order to settle any issues or answer any questions - whether it be related to the mortgage offer, evidence of title or even refer to fixtures and fittings.
This is the point at which the sale becomes legally-binding, so it’s important to have everything clarified.
When you and the buyer confirm various aspects of the deal, the exchange of contracts will occur. After you and the seller have exchanged contracts, the sale becomes legally-binding and it’s time to sign them. Once this is done, you must then transfer your deposit.
In order for your sale to be complete, the buyer must pay the remaining part of the agreed fee. Once you’ve received the funds and your solicitor confirms this, we will hand over the keys to the new owner.
Your property has been sold!